Central Market

Coordinates: 40°2′18″N 76°18′23″W / 40.03833°N 76.30639°W / 40.03833; -76.30639

Central Market, built in 1889, is a farmer's market located in Penn Square, in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The market is the oldest, continuously-operated farmers market in the United States, and many tourists come to purchase the handmade Amish goods that are not common elsewhere. There are also goods that come from German, Greek, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, and Slavic origins available as well. Central Market was designed by an architect by the name of James H. Warner, from Philadelphia. It is listed with the National Register of Historic Places, and its towers are of the Romanesque Revival style. Most of the market's stands are held by food sellers, with merchants selling fresh fruits and produce, flowers, meats and cheeses, fish and seafood, baked goods, and other foods.

As of July 2010, renovations are taking place, and certain sections are closed off, although the market remains open.

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