Thornton Farmers' Market

The only way you could get closer to nature is if you pulled the vegetables out of the ground yourself. Shopping at the outdoor market, which is held every Saturday in a field on Glen Mills Road, is a chance to meet the farmers, artisans and chefs who provide all the farm-fresh products. For the past nine years, a growing list of vendors and shoppers have made the market a must-see destination.

Although a farmers market is mostly about growing edibles, the second important concept is that entrepreneurs start their own businesses, generate customer bases, and have the opportunity to play at the game we all loved as kids -- setting up shop. The community gets to know itself, and the summers are defined and cherished for the brief period they are. It is a good thing all round."

Between Thornton and Cheyney roads.


Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May 9 to the end of October. \