Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Quakertown Market Celebrates 80 Years

Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea MarketQuakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market is a Bucks County, PA, landmark and shopping tradition. The market is celebrating more than 80 years, and three generations, of being a family owned and operated business.

Among its many family focused events, Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market will be hosting Lewis & Clark’s old-fashioned big top circus, June 22-23. Show times are Saturday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m.

The Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market hosts a 170,000 square foot modern, fully air-conditioned building with more than 110 friendly merchants. Product categories include fresh food, prepared food, new merchandise and services. The market also has a 30,000 square foot indoor flea market with more than 90 vendors, as well as a huge outdoor market with more than 450 vendors, selling new and used merchandise, collectibles and antiques. In addition, there is a discount grocery warehouse outlet, a pet department called “Fins, Feathers, Paws and Claws,” a plant nursery and walk in BINGO. The market is open Fridays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., year round.

The unique collection of family owned departments, personal service, one stop shopping, convenient location, fresh foods, modern amenities, flea market finds, variety, value and free parking brings tens of thousands of shoppers to the market every week. The notoriety and crowds over the years have earned the market the slogan “Shopping That’s Worth Waiting For The Weekend”©.

“We pride ourselves on being an incubator for small businesses,” says John Chism, market general manager. “We try to keep start up costs and rents the lowest in the area so people can see what it’s like to be their own boss.” Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market boasts several second, third and fourth generation family owned and operated merchant/vendor businesses selling at its location.

Sitting 45 miles northwest of Philadelphia and 20 miles south of Allentown, the market opened in 1932 when Stanley Rotenberger set up a Saturday produce and general merchandise auction in an old barn on his Station Road farm. The market began drawing shoppers from as far away as Philadelphia and New York. In the 1940s, the Woldow family purchased the market and grew it to become one of largest markets in the country.

For more information:

Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market
201 Station Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Tel.: 215-536-4115, press “O” and ask for John or Kathy, Wednesday through Sunday.
Email: mail@quakertownfarmersmkt.com
Website: www.Its.FresherHere.com

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