June 22, 2017

2017 Farmers' Market

Mayor Tony George is proud to announce that the 2017 City of Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Thursday June 29 at 10 AM. The market will be open every Thursday through November 16, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

June 29 Opening Day:

  • Opening Day ceremonies will be hosted by Mayor Tony George beginning at 10 AM.
  • The National Anthem will be performed by John Shemo from Geisinger Health Plan.
  • Between 10 AM and 2PM, The PA Dairymen and the American Dairy Association North East will help CEO’s Weinberg Food Bank provide free Farm Show milkshakes at the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market. This event is an effort to raise awareness for the statewide “Fill a Glass with Hope” campaign, which helps CEO purchase milk to distribute to those in need. Milk is one of the most requested items from the food bank and food pantries across the state and this program is vital to ensure that those in need have access to it.

July 27 Children’s Day:

  • Families will receive Child Safety Information from Wilkes-Barre City Police Department, Fire Department, and Health Department.
  • The Luzerne County Reading Council will promote local literacy programs.
  • There will be photo opportunities with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ Mascot “Tux” and Dunkin’ Donuts’ mascot, “Cuppy”.
  • Wilkes-Barre’s 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Kelly Grevera and Princess Alyson Lenker will also be in attendance.

September 28 Luzerne County Active Aging Day:

  • Seniors will receive valuable information from the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department and the Area Agency on Aging

The 2017 “Music at the Market” Concert series is sponsored by Geisinger Health Plan and features 12 performances, listed below:

DatePerformance
June 29Jeanne Zano Duo
July 6Broken Road Duo
July 13Empire in Decline
July 20Jam Box
July 27Windfall
Aug 3Mother Nature’s Sons
Aug 10Son De Tres Latin Jazz Trio
Aug 17Dustin Drevich
Aug 24Cruise Control
Aug 31Strawberry Jam Duo Sponsored by Amato Properties
Sep 7Don Shappelle
Sep 28Stanky and the Coalminers

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