Friday, April 18, 2008

The Green Dragon

Here are six things that I really like
about the Green Dragon Farmers Market:

The sign

The view

The produce

The timelessness

The flowers

The variety


Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

What's not to like?

Gray Eyed Scorpio said...

I want to go there! Right now.

Gray Eyed Scorpio said...

(giddy scream of joy) I'm going to go there after all--we'll be vacationing nearby in July!
Any other must-see spots for Etsy folk?

Mary Ann said...

That looks like my kind of place.

Victoria said...

Yes, lots of great spots in Lancaster County!

On the northern end:
If you love fabric you have to go to Sauders Fabric shop. Situated on a working farm and attached to a home, it is Mennonite owned and run, has an eclectic mix of beautiful fabrics from the top companies, great batiks included, all at amazing prices. They also sell bulk food and spices, and there are places to hitch your horse!

Also must visit Burkholders, a top notch quilt/fabric shop filled to capacity with very high quality fabric, also situated on a working farm.

In between these two shops is Adamstown, also known as "Antique Alley" several miles of junk hops, flea markets, and antique shops. A mixed media, collage junkie's, shabby chic person's heaven. From May to September be sure to visit Shupp's Grove, an outdoor antique and flea market wonderland.

Lancaster City, located in the heart of the county, has great restaurants, galleries, and theater. Be sure during the summer to check out the Eastern Market for organic produce, live music, and indie artist's. Also stop and visit Central Market, the oldest continuously operating farmers market in America.

And the eastern end is full of tourist type attractions, outlets, Dutch Wonderland, (an amusement park for families with young kids) and the fun Strasburg Railroad, where you can take rides on old steam engines, and visit there very large train museum.

Have fun!

High Desert Diva said...

Oh man! Pennsylvania? Too far to go today....sigh.

Gray Eyed Scorpio said...

Thanks, silly! What a helpful, tailored-to-my-interests guide!

We're already planning on the railroad for my train-crazy son. I sure hope I get a day (or couple of hours) to do "mom" oriented things too. The shopping sounds dreamy.

DJ said...

I love the sign

Hoola Tallulah said...

That market looks amazing! I love your blog, gave you a link on mine, yay!

Anonymous said...

beautiful photographs. I'm taken with that view!