Co-Op Farmer's Market
Welcoming AtmosphereExperience the touch of country, as you browse down the mid-way at the Co-Operative Farmer’s Market, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12pm to 6pm.
Lots to Choose From
The Co-Operative Farmer’s Market offers a wide variety of seasonal, home-grown, fresh-picked fruits, vegetables, jams & jellies, and fresh cut & potted flowers.
All About The Farmer's Market
The early roots of the Co-Operative Farmer’s Market date back to August 1, 1939, with the opening ceremonies beginning at 4:00pm. At the Scranton Athletic Field Parking Lot (now Memorial Stadium). A group of farmers from the Mifflin Avenue Curb Market wanted to relocate because of overcrowding conditions, so they ventured out and formed the Co-Operative Farmer’s Market. The newly formed Co-Operative Farmer’s Market was warmly supported by hundreds of people.
In 1949, with overwhelming success, the co-operative had expanded. The increasing interest in farming generated another new relocation change. Each farmer in the association joined together and bought notes of indebtedness, with no interest, and purchased four acres of land from the city of Scranton, to develop the Co-Operative Farmer’s Market present site, located off Providence Road & Albright Avenue. Since that time, many changes have taken place. 40 stalls were erected with overhead roofs, electricity, paving of the mid-way, food concession stand, bathroom facilities, and an adequate parking lot. As an added attraction, will often see “Special Events” happening at the Co-Operative Farmer’s Market.
We are proud to say that our market is the only open-air seasonal market of it’s kind in Northern Pennsylvania that is solely owned and operated by the farmers serving you. The Co-Operative is governed by a Board of Directors, which consists of seven members, including the President of the Women’s Auxiliary. To join the co-operative, a membership entrance fee is charged. In addition, a yearly rental fee is collected from each member. All monies are generated back into the co-operative’s budget to pay their expenses. Our membership consists of second & third generation farmers, and still today many of our members are the original group that have served since the start of the Co-Operative Farmer’s Market.
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Directly from our farms to you! The most important feature contributing to our success is that all our products that are presented to you are “home-grown & fresh-picked” by the farmers serving you.Quality, freshness, great prices, and friendly service is what you will find when you shop at the Co-Operative Farmer’s Market.