History and Background
We are the oldest continuously operating market in western Pennsylvania. We are 80 years old – the first day of operation was July 5th, 1941!
What Makes the Market a “Cooperative?”
You do not have to be a member of this cooperative in order to shop with us each week! We are a “cooperative,” because the market is owned by the farmers. Historically, the market had a larger number of owners, but now the ownership group includes 4 active farming families. They are:
- The Kennedy Family – John and Val and their 3 children operate the J. L. Kennedy Meat Stand
- Rick Zang – owner of Zang’s Greenhouse
- Tim and Suzanne Hileman – owners of Kistaco Farm
- Ina and John Greenawalt and children Bryan and Melanie operate Greenawalt Farms
The market also includes a number of other vendors that help bring a diversity of products to the market each week. Please visit our Vendors page to learn more about each of them!