Did you know there are dragons in Lancaster County? Another surprise!
Green Dragon Farmers Market & Auction advertises a carnival atmosphere. Indeed it did remind me of a carnival or a county fair—without the Ferris wheel.
The grounds had several buildings to shop in as well as outdoor stalls. Furniture to food, clothes to candy, there was a mix of everything at the Green Dragon. It included items you might find at your neighbor’s garage sale as well as some of those items offered through TV promos. So, I guess you’re not limited to buying them only through the TV after all.
A small animal auction barn was a popular destination, too. Both Amish and Mennonite buggies were parked along with all the cars at this regular Friday event. It was a spot for business and pleasure as friends and neighbors gathered.
Green Dragon Farmers Market & Auction
955 North State Street, Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Open every Friday year round, 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. January—February)
Parking: With 20 acres of FREE parking surely you’ll find a spot for your buggy or vehicle.
If you’d like a sample of a county fair without the carnival rides, then head to the Green Dragon this Friday. They’ll be open.
To quote the local Pennsylvania Dutch dialect: “If ya can’t buy it at the Green Dragon, it chust ain’t fer sale!”
Check them out. They might have chust vat ya lookin’ fer._____________________
Where is your favorite neighborhood farmers’ market, flea market, auction, or neighborhood garage sale? Tell me in the comments below.
Until next time . . . Travel Light,
© 2017 SuZan Klassen
6 thoughts on “Green Dragon”
What is the difference between the Amish buggy and the Mennonite buggy? I missed seeing this place – another reason to go back !
Yes. You should go back. When I was growing up in the midwest I thought both Amish and Mennonite buggies were the same color. I’ll double-check and get back with you.
I hear there is a new Farmer’s Market in Lenexa–probably without buggies! It’s all indoors.
Our culture has made a shift back to these farmers’ markets. At one time those were the way to buy produce, then came the fancy supermarkets and they were all the rage. I guess people have finally gotten tired of buying anemic tomatoes–well, perhaps some have any way. From what I’ve observed most restaurants still serve those meely pink-green tomatoes. Some kids have no idea what a REAL tomato tastes like.
Hopefully they’ll learn!