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Turnpike travelers can get a taste of Pa. at farmers markets

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 10 2012 01:01:03 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 10 2012 01:59:30 PM CDT
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Travelelers on the Pa. Turnpike will be able to taste the best locally grown produce when they stop at one of three service plazas.

Farmers markets will operate Fridays through Mondays during the growing season.

The markets, located at the Allentown Service Plaza in Lehigh County, Sideling Hill Service Plaza in Fulton County and New Stanton Service Plaza in Westmoreland County, will operate through Nov. 30.

Opening at 10 a.m. Saturdays, Mondays and holiday weekends, the markets will open at 11 a.m. on Fridays and Sundays. They close at dusk.

“Pennsylvania’s farmers markets are a great way to purchase fresh produce directly from the growers,” said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. “These service plaza markets offer drivers a chance to grab a healthy snack, pick up products for meals at home and experience a taste of Pennsylvania agriculture without leaving the toll-road.”