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Downtown Tamaqua Farm Market returns beginning Sat.

Published July 15. 2010 05:00PM

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Downtown Tamaqua Farm Market will return again to the North Railroad Street Parking lot, across from the Tamaqua Railroad Station, on Saturday mornings, beginning July 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The weekly market features fresh-from-the-field produce and other products from Leiby's Farm Market, owned by Eric and Barb Leiby, in the beautiful Lewistown Valley, along with delicious baked goods from My Nana's Kitchen, owned by Lucy Gerace of Tamaqua, and much more.

The Chamber is extending an invitation to other area farmers and fresh food producers to join them this year.

"The farm market has been a big success in the past, and we are always looking to expand the variety of goods", said Linda Yulanavage, Tamaqua's Main Street Manager. "This market truly is a taste of the best that this area has to offer. We are hoping that other area farmers will join us this year and expand the variety of goods that are available.

"This market is a great opportunity for growers and producers to expand to a location that is both highly visible and easily accessible."

In addition to Saturday mornings, the Downtown Tamaqua Farm Market is also available every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, behind the Law Offices of Attorney Gary Marchalk, located at 204 East Broad St.

"The convenient Tuesday market location behind the historic Shepp House brings fresh produce and baked goods to the employees and residents of the downtown, especially customers from the Majestic House and the ABC Tamaqua Hi Rise. We are grateful to Attorney Marchalk for the space that allows us to offer this service to the downtown", said Yulanavage.

Anyone interested in participating in the Downtown Tamaqua Farm Market can get more information by calling Linda at the Chamber office at (570) 668-1880, or by email at

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