Chamber Announces Changes for This Year's Downtown Hazleton Farmers' Market

By Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 02/13 2014 12:36AM

Updated 02/13 2014 12:39AM

The Downtown Hazleton Farmers’ Market will see some new changes for this year according to
Bill Spear, chairman of Downtown committee of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited that we will be moving the Market day from our usual Saturdays to Fridays each week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning July 11th through August 29th and will be using the sidewalks in Downtown Hazleton.  We feel that by moving the event to a work day, we will be able to better serve the many people who are employed in our downtown and surrounding areas, and also continue to serve those retired people who normally walk to our Market from our senior buildings.”  Spear continues, “ We are extremely thankful to Lenny Burger from Burger’s Farm who really kept this Market going, especially throughout the Broad Street Corridor Project.  We have also received confirmation that a former participant, O’Hara’s Orchard, will be coming back to participate.  In addition, The Center for Landscape Design and Stewardship will continue to participate as well.” 
Donna Palermo, Chamber president states, “We would like to thank the City and Mayor Yannuzzi for agreeing to allow us to use the sidewalks in front of the former Security Savings Bank to conduct the Market.  This is an excellent opportunity to bring people Downtown and to promote our locally grown products by our farmers.”  The committee is also soliciting additional farmers taking part in the Market.  Application forms and guidelines can be obtained by calling the Chamber at 570-455-1509, by email at or by accessing the applications online at

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