UPDATED: Back Mountain Farmers Market to open July 14 at new location

By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com
Chris Dymond, of Dymond Farms, sells corn and other produce at the 2017 Back Mountain Farmers Market. - Dallas Post file photo

DALLAS — The Back Mountain Farmers Market is scheduled to be held at the Dallas High School, Harold Koehler, the event organizer, said on Thursday, July 5.

Initially, the market was going to be relocated to 100 Lake Street in Dallas due to a culvert replacement project, which will close a section of Hildebrandt Road. Construction is slated to start this week.

“The committee recently met and decided to hold the market at the Dallas High School instead,” Koehler said.

The Back Mountain Farmers Market will operate from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, starting July 14, at the Dallas High School, 2030 Conyngham Ave., which is off Hildebrandt Road in Dallas Township. The market will end on Oct. 13.

Patrons can access the area by using one of two detours, Koehler said.

“They can get to the high school by using Upper Demunds Road to Lower Demunds Road to Hildebrandt,” he said. “Or, Upper Demunds Road to Sedler Lane to Hildebrandt.”

Nearly 20 vendors are scheduled to participate, each featuring locally made or grown products, Koehler said.

Some of those vendors are:

• The Pittston Popcorn Company

• Beekeeper’s Daughter

• Golomb’s Farm

• igourmet

• Stone Hollow Farm

• Dancing Hen Farm

• Rowland Farms

• Beta Bread Baker

• Brace’s Orchard

• Dymond Farms

• Creekside Farm

• Sweet Dee’s Blooms

• Turbo Ville Bakery

• Beyond Bread

• Tosi’s Farm

• Penn State Extension Master Gardeners

“We will have a vendor selling gluten-free items,” Koehler said.

Patrons can expect to see a variety of merchandise such as fresh leafy greens, zucchini as well as honey, cheeses, baked goods and much more.

“We will have a lady selling fresh-cut flowers,” he said.

The Back Mountain Farmers Market attracts hundreds of people every weekend into the area as they seek out the farm fresh produce and goods.

The market previously was held at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, but limited parking could not accommodate the growing number of shoppers.

In 2015, the market moved to Dallas Elementary School’s parking lot, which provided amble vendor and parking space.

Chris Dymond, of Dymond Farms, sells corn and other produce at the 2017 Back Mountain Farmers Market.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_TDP071617BMFarmMarket30-1.jpgChris Dymond, of Dymond Farms, sells corn and other produce at the 2017 Back Mountain Farmers Market. Dallas Post file photo

By Eileen Godin

egodin@timesleader.com