to bring you a year-round producer-only farmers' market to satiate your appetite - locally! Farmers on the Square (FOTS) is a volunteer and farmer-run, seasonal market that operates in downtown Carlisle, PA. All of our vendors live and work within 50 miles of Carlisle. We stand by our mission of providing an opportunity for our community to access superb, regional products from a vibrant, producer-only farmers' market.
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As an essential business, Farmers on the Square continues to be open every Wednesday from 3-7pm, providing fresh, local, and safe food to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have implemented updated market safety guidelines, including social distancing, no sampling or eating at market, spacing out vendors to allow for lines, providing hand sanitizer, and sanitizing surfaces regularly. We offer online and phone pre-orders (see the "Pre-Order" tab at the top of the page) and drive-through pick ups.
We are working to ensure that customers have a shopping experience that is as safe as possible, and that all members of the Carlisle community can still access fresh, local food.
Hours and Location
FOTS is held every Wednesday in the center of Carlisle at the corner of High and Hanover Streets on the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church From May through December, market runs from 3- 7pm. Hours adjust to 2-5pm for November and December markets.
FOTS will remain outside this winter due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. You can find us every Wednesday from 2-5pm on the Square!
History of the Market
Carlisle's downtown square is a traditional location for a market. Between 1751 and 1952 the spot where the Cumberland County Courthouse currently sists hosted an open-air farmers market. FOTS is the first market on the square in over 50 years!
Metered parking is available on both Hanover and High Streets. There is also a metered lot beside the Post Office on West Louther St., which is free after 4pm. There is a parking garage located on Pomfret Street, which is less than a five-minute walk from the market.
We would like to thank Red 102.3 for giving our farmers an opportunity to interview on the air about Farmers on the Square. Click the links below to listen!