Lancaster Shopping: 4 Must-See Farmer's Market Vendors

Nothing beats an entire day of Lancaster shopping before you take off from your grand Pennsylvania vacation. People say it's a shopper's paradise, with high-end branded shops and the local farmer's markets brimming with fresh produce, unique cheeses, Amish products, sweet pastries and hordes of local goodies. If you're looking for the best souvenirs to remind you of the good times you spent in Lancaster, BBonline recommends an entire day of walking through the stalls and visiting the town's must-see farmer's market vendors.

Amish Family Recipes
Central Market
23 North Market Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17608
(717) 278-3301

Owned and managed by the Walker family, this 12-foot stall has so much more to offer than the small space it occupies. Shelves are lined and crates are filled to the brim with stocks of 38 varieties of jams, salsa, dressings, barbecue sauces, Dutch mustard and pickled vegetables. Ask for Mrs. Lynn Walker's advice and she will tell you in her most charming voice, "Play with your food!" The local favorites are Steamed and Grilled Pineapple Shrimp made with Lynn's Pineapple Salsa, Deviled Eggs with Emma's Sweet Dippin' Mustard and Chicken Caesar Salad with Sammy's Zesty Parmesan. Yummy!

Market Street Produce
Central Market
23 North Market Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17608
(717) 405-5781
www.centralmarketlancaster.com

Take a walk from your Lancaster Bed and Breakfast to the Central Market in the morning and the colorful stacks of fruits and vegetables at Market Street Produce will surely lure you to their stall. Owned by brothers Pablo and Angel Peguero, Market Street Produce is one of the biggest stalls in the entire Central Market. Lancaster shopping is certainly not complete without you taking a look at the stock of Peguero's lettuce, cucumbers, eggplants, carrots, lemons, oranges, kiwis plus a host of other rare-to-find fruits and vegetables, all found in Market Street Produce.

Pineapple House Creations
Central Market
23 North Market Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17608
(717) 394-6730
www.pineapplehousecreations.com

One of the quaintest souvenir shops in all of Lancaster, Pineapple House Creations is probably the source of the country-style d├ęcor back at the Lancaster Inn of your choice. Baskets, hand bags, melt-and-pour soy candles, handmade soaps and organic lotions are only some of the most popular items found in this stall. No words can really describe the festive atmosphere surrounding Pineapple House Creations. It's certainly one of the best Lancaster shopping destinations.

Ric's Bread
Central Market
23 North Market Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17608
(717) 392-8385
www.ricsbread.com

Ric's Bread is a hands-down market favorite. People flock to this stall for their oven-fresh, preservative-free breads that owners Michael and Shelly Stauffner bake and sell themselves. Popular sell-outs include their apple bread, cinnamon swirl bread, baked outmeal, 14-grain bread, and the mouth-watering salted basque. Ric's also offers a wide array of muffins, baguette, foccacia, dinner rolls, artichoke breads and pepperoni. If you haven't been to Ric's, you have most probably tasted their breads at some of the local restaurants like Gusto, Fenz and Annie Bailey's. Yes, Ric's Bread is that famous!