Greencastle Farm Market & Food Truck Fridays

Greencastle Farm Market & Food Truck Fridays

First Fridays This Summer
June 2nd | July 7th | August 4th * Noon to 7:00 PM
On the lawn between 136 & 144 E. Baltimore St. Greencastle
Hosted by the Shop and Consign & Collect
Vendor Spaces Available:
Farm Grown & Home Grown | Handmade Goods | Plants & Flowers | Dairy & Meat Products | Baked Goods | Honey
Food Trucks
Cost for 10 x 10 space – $20 | Food Trucks $40
For information and an application, email
Penn State Extension Beekeeping Photo Contest

Penn State Extension Beekeeping Photo Contest

Penn State Extension is looking for two high-resolution photos depicting honey bees and beekeeping. One image will appear on the front cover of Penn State’s newly revised Beekeeping Basics , and the second image will appear on the back cover. All entries will be displayed at the 2022 Farm Show in Harrisburg, January 8 to 15, 2022.

  • Only one entry allowed per person.
  • Photos must have been taken in 2020 or 2021 in Pennsylvania and be original work owned by the entrant.
  • Photos must fit properly in portrait orientation on a 8.5-by-11-inch sheet of paper.
  • Photos must be at high resolution (at least 300 dpi).
  • No editing allowed, except cropping and color correction.
  • Your submission implies that you agree to share the rights of the photo with Penn State Extension for future marketing and/or promotional purposes (with credits).

DEADLINE: December 29, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

See the official rules here:  Beekeeping Basics Photo Entries

Waynesboro’s Market at the Park

Waynesboro’s Market at the Park

Get ready for the upcoming season of the farmers market!
Fresh produce, fresh meat, baked goods, lots of food, plants, honey, all sorts of handmade and homemade items, & more!
Food trucks throughout the season and music every week!
Special Dates:
Get Grillin’ Day: June 26th
Save our Dairies Day: July 24th
Buskers Day: August 14th
Kid’s Vendor Day: September 4th
Market Day: October 2nd
The Cumberland Shop Is A New Way To Shop Local

The Cumberland Shop Is A New Way To Shop Local

Downtown Shippensburg has a new store—the Cumberland Shop. Local and handmade items are the centerpiece of the new boutique, located at 16 West King Street. The shop is a place where local artisans of all genres can showcase and sell their handiwork. From beautifully crafted wood pieces like charcuterie boards and manipulated serving boards to hand-crafted scarves, bags, children’s clothes, and various wall art from local artists, the Cumberland Shop gives holiday gifting a double benefit. The gifts not only bring pleasure to the giver and receiver but also fulfill the artisans who created them.

Nancy Hudson, pastor at Oasis of Love Church in Shippensburg, had the vision for the Cumberland shop. “I’ve done a lot of traveling. I like to get something hand-crafted in the areas that I visit. I thought that Shippensburg had so much to offer and felt there was a void. I wanted to bring all the makers and creators together from this area,” she said.

The Cumberland Shop offers an outlet for people to earn money through the sale of their handiworks. The majority of items are locally crafted, but some items originate in other countries. An example is Ghana where a multi-faith training center specializes in using local batik fabric to create bags and purses for the shop. The cloth is made by painting cloth with hot batik wax and dying it.  The cracks in the batik wax give the material its special appearance. Hand-crafted glass beads made in Ghana are also used to create a variety of beautiful jewelry, again made specifically for the shop. A short video on display, gives the consumer a birds eye view of the intricate process of bead making, and that makes their purchase all the more meaningful.

Because the Cumberland Valley aligns with the mid-point of the Appalachian Trail, one of the shop’s artisans is making walking sticks. A portion of the proceeds from the walking sticks is given to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which oversees the national trail.

The quality of items at the Cumberland are matched by the variety. Some of the many items are: honey products of Honey Bee Friendly, LLC; original paintings, cards and ornaments by TokkiDesign; charcuterie boards by Natures Platters, a special Cumberland roast by Abednego Coffee Roasters; children’s clothing by Plum Baby; fabric art by Afinchsong Creation; paintings by Jean Frey; jewelry, crocheted, and hand woven items plus hand-made purses by Kasudelu; soaps by Fourth Century Farms; ceramic art by Yellow Door Studio; hand-knitted shawls by Debbie Rhinehart; photography by Judy Witter; Hot Head Hot Sauce and Sadie’s Dressing.

Looking ahead, the Cumberland plans to offer classes. For now, less than a month after opening, the Cumberland shop is happy to be inspiring artists, providing a means of sharing works and supporting a variety of makers as they grow and earn a livelihood—all in the heart of the beautiful Cumberland Valley.


Franklin Fresh Food & Dining Guide Connects Foodies to Great Food in Franklin County

Franklin Fresh Food & Dining Guide Connects Foodies to Great Food in Franklin County

Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) showcases fresh food and great dining in Franklin Fresh Food & Dining Guide. Franklin County has an abundance of freshness to share. The county ranks second in vegetable production in the state, is home to the Chambersburg peach, and yields  850 million pounds of milk annually. With such a variety of fresh foods, foodies love Franklin County.

Franklin Fresh Food & Dining Guide features healthy eating stories; all-American and international flavors of Franklin County; a spotlight on local breweries, wineries, and distilleries; listings of farm stands, farmers markets, and honey producers plus a guide to local restaurants. The publication is a great way to plan a “foodie tour” of Franklin County and take home some of the fresh foods from farmers markets, cheese makers, and creameries to enjoy a little longer. It even throws in a few favorite recipes and ways to eat more plant-based meals.

Food is an essential part of every trip, and Franklin County food is a reason to visit. Plan ahead by checking out the publication online here. Or, contact the Franklin County Visitors Bureau at 866.646.8060 to receive a printed publication.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the trails of history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more…plan a visit soon at or by contacting 866.646.8060.