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New Downtown Allentown Local Food Market launches August 19


UPDATE: Check out WFMZ’s great news piece on the the inaugural Downtown Allentown Local Food Market here.

Downtown Allentown Local Food Market

August 16, 2016  /  This Friday, August 19, the new Downtown Allentown Local Food Market launches from 4 to 7 p.m. at Seventh and Hamilton streets, next to the Wells Fargo Building. The market will feature local vegetables, cut flowers, fresh herbs, meat and poultry, maple syrup, wine, prepared foods and drinks made with local ingredients, musical performances and community information tables.

Friday’s event is a preview of great things to come in 2017. The market, sponsored by City Center Lehigh Valley, will return in 2017 every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. from mid-May to mid-September. While at the pop-up event this Friday, patrons are encouraged to sign up for a newsletter to get the most up-to-date information about the market and tell coordinators what they would like to see happen there next spring.

Downtown Allentown Local Food Market Coordinator Steve Shelly of Gottschell Farm says, “Downtown Allentown has become a culturally vibrant place to live, do business and visit in the Lehigh Valley. All around the outskirts of Allentown lie established family farms and new start-up farms utilizing the rich soil the region is known for. Restaurants, food businesses and residents in the Lehigh Valley have been increasingly taking advantage of local farm products, and soon Allentown residents will have access to fresh local food right near their doorsteps.”

Local farms and food businesses participating include:

  • Downtown Allentown Local Food MarketWild Fox Farm
  • Red Earth Farm
  • Gottschell Farm
  • Ridge Valley Farm
  • Nuneviller Farms
  • OMG Smoothies
  • Blue Mountain Vineyards
  • Sugar So Sweet

In addition, special guest Chef Damon Gundy from the Renaissance Allentown Hotel and Dime restaurant will be on hand this Friday at 4:30 p.m. to offer a cooking demonstration using ingredients from the farms participating in the market.
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City Center Lehigh Valley is a major mixed-use development that is helping transform downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania, into one of America’s most vibrant urban communities and a regional center of excellence for business, culture and metropolitan living. With Allentown’s new arena, PPL Center, at its core, City Center includes more than 1 million square feet among three Class A office towers, the Renaissance Allentown Hotel, STRATA Flats and The Shops at City Center, upscale restaurant space and a coworking space called Velocity. City Center’s total investment in downtown Allentown is $400 million, with additional development of office, residential, retail and green space underway.

'New Downtown Allentown Local Food Market launches August 19' has 1 comment

  1. August 16, 2016 @ 4:47 pm Deb Martin

    Very exciting!


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