The Downtown Camp Hill Association (DCHA) has announced the launch of a Farmers Market titled “Market on Market,” opening to the public starting Tuesday, August 2, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“Our vision for a vibrant downtown as the heart and soul of our historic Borough supports a walkable, shoppable neighborhood concept while inspiring community connections and entrepreneurial potential. Through our Farmers Market on Market, our latest DCHA venture, we are ensuring access to fresh local foods and helping support community health. Being able to meet the farmers who grow our foods and appreciate the farm-to-table concept is a health advantage for all of us,” says Tony Conte, Managing Partner, Conte Wealth Advisors, and president of the Downtown Camp Hill Association.
When: Every Tuesday from August 2 through November 22
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church Parking Lot: 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011
Cost: FREE for all ages
Host: Downtown Camp Hill Association
Partners: Camp Hill Borough, Trinity Lutheran Church
Eleven vendors have been confirmed with additional farms, businesses, and vendors joining in the coming months. For updates and announcements on market news, follow Market on Market on Facebook.
“Market on Market is in a unique position to become a community resource both for access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and dairy, but also as a community learning and information hub. The Downtown Camp Hill Association, with support from Camp Hill Borough and Trinity Lutheran Church, has created this opportunity for our community to come together for fresh, local fruits, produce, dairy, and meats, and support our farmers,” says Market Manager Mitzi Jones. “We are launching with some well-known farmers such as Beshore Farms, in Newberry Township, as well as some newcomers to our region. Several of our farmers accept SNAP and most of them accept digital payments. As the Market grows, it will be the place to learn from local farmers and connect with your neighbors.”
According to the Farmers Market Coalition, farmers markets foster a healthier community by:
• Increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables among people within walking distance of farm stands;
• Encouraging interaction between individuals of different race, age, class, and lifestyle;
• Connecting people to their communities – surveys have reported that 55% of people feel more connected to their communities when shopping at farmers markets;
• Helping to lower body mass index (BMI), per a North Carolina study.
For questions regarding DCHA’s Farmer’s Market on Market or to submit a vendor application, contact Market Manager Mitzi Jones at 717-805-7243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT DOWNTOWN CAMP HILL ASSOCIATION
Founded in 2018, the Downtown Camp Hill Association (DCHA) supports and strengthens the downtown business district using the Main Street approach. A volunteer-driven association, it collaborates with local government and is focused on streetscape revitalization, building a strong enterprise ecosystem, and being a catalyst for economic prosperity and community gathering spaces.