The smell of your favorite flower, the budding leaves on the trees, and the sound of a hummingbird are easy reminders of how beautiful spring and summer are in the Cumberland Valley. Our garden centers and farmers' market have everything you need to get your yard and house ready for the new season and also offer the best in seasonal fresh produce and gourmet foods.

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Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Ashcombe's expansive greenhouse, garden, floral center, and produce and food sections are a must-stop location year-round, but particularly in the warmer months. Stock up on garden supplies and plants; shop for home items such as dried floral arrangements, framed prints, candles, and pampering soaps and lotions; enjoy a to-go meal from their cafe; or purchase gourmet seasonal foods, baked goods, and specialty items. Whether you have a green thumb, are just starting your first garden, or are looking for a creative outlet to express your love of gardening, Ashcombe offers a variety of year-round classes and workshops. Read more about Aschombe. Address: 906 West Grantham Rd, Mechanicsburg

Highland Gardens

In business for over 50 years, this family-run gardening center specializes in dwarf evergreens, perennials, annuals, and herbs. With over 1,500 kinds of perennials and everything you need for a successful growing season, stop by Highland Gardens for expert advice before starting your picturesque outdoor garden. Address: 423 South 18th St, Camp Hill

Maplewood Farm Market

Maplewood in Shippensburg is a produce market and greenhouse selling vegetables, melons, berries, tree fruit, pumpkins, deli items, preserves, cider, eggs, dairy products, baked goods, honey, flowers, herbs, bedding plants, country decor, and bulk foods. You will find it all at this one-stop shop, including a dine-in restaurant serving fresh food for breakfast and lunch. Conveniently located off Interstate 81. Address: 8564 Old Scotland Rd, Shippensburg

Oak Grove Farms

Oak Grove Farms operates a farm and country store offering fresh produce, baked goods made fresh daily, homemade bread and soups, dairy products, 50 types of homemade jams and jellies, as well as hanging baskets, bedding plants, and vegetable plants. Check the harvest schedule on their website for pick-your-own peas, raspberries, and strawberries. They also offer a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, allowing members to share in the bounty. Address: 846 Fisher Rd, Mechanicsburg

Paulus Farm Market

Paulus Farm Market's open-air facility offers a selection of plants, gardening supplies, and hanging baskets that are ideal for the growing season. Enjoy a variety of fresh fruits & vegetables, deli items, baked goods, and locally-raised beef. The kids will love the year-round attractions at the farm park. U-pick strawberries are available in May and June, and u-pick pumpkins are available in the fall. Or brighten up your day with u-pick flowers from late June through September. Choose from a colorful mix of zinnias, snapdragons, sunflowers, and more!  Address: 1216 South York St, Mechanicsburg

Stauffers of Kissel Hill 

Stauffers has what you need to create a beautiful outdoor oasis, including flowers, statues, fountains, trees, mulch, plants, patio furniture, pottery, and more. Or create a natural bird sanctuary in your backyard with their birding supplies, including houses, perches, baths, food, feeders, and more. Address: 51 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg

Local Food & CSAsFarmers Markets

Find more fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables at the collection of farmers' markets spread throughout Cumberland Valley. TIP: Double-check hours of operation. Many locations are open seasonally. 

Farmers on the Square

If it's Wednesday, it must be Farmers on the Square day in downtown Carlisle. The market is open from 3 pm to 7 pm from May through October. The hours are 2 pm to 5 pm from November through April. With more than 20 vendors, you can find all your fresh food needs at this robust market, including brick-oven bread, pasture-raised meats, gluten-free bakery items, award-winning gourmet cheeses, seasonal produce, and more. Other treats include gourmet popcorn, locally-made hard ciders and wines, hot sauces, and guacamole. Address: Hanover & High Sts., Carlisle

Adams-Ricci Farmers Market

Adams-Ricci Farmers Market features over ten vendors selling fresh homegrown produce, farm-raised meat & poultry, homemade baked goods, honey, prepared foods, wine & more. Address: Adams-Ricci Community Park, Enola. Hours: Thursdays, 3 pm to 7 pm, from the third Thursday in May through the last Thursday in October.

Farmers Market on 4th

Farmers Market on 4th in New Cumberland is a great way to start off your weekend. Vendors offer seasonal produce and flowers, plants and hanging baskets, organic jams and jellies, apple butter, cider, baked goods, and more. Address: 400 Bridge St., New Cumberland. Hours: Saturdays, 9 am to 2 pm, from the beginning of May through the end of October.

Ship Market

Originally hosted by STCC at Southampton Park, the market, now in its 8th season, will continue in 2024 with a rebranded look and a new location. The market is now held at Memorial Park (100 Park Place) near the Peace Garden and features local food, craft, and artisan vendors and food trucks. Address: 100 Park Pl., Shippensburg. Hours: Thursdays, 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, from May 9 through the end of September. There will be no market on July 4.

Farmers' Market on the Lawn

This small market, hosted by the John Graham Public Library, offers locally grown produce, plants, and handcrafted items. Address: 9 Parsonage St., Newville. Hours: Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm, from May through October.

Market on Market

The market features 10+ regular and guest vendors, furthering the #ThriveHere promise by providing the community with access to fresh seasonal produce and foods, supporting greater well-being, and promoting healthy eating choices. Address: 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill. Hours: Tuesdays, 3 pm to 7 pm, from mid-May through mid-October.

Mechanicsburg Friday Market

Support local growers, makers, and creators at this all-new market in downtown Mechanicsburg. You'll find fruits, veggies, flowers, plants, and crafts. Hours: Fridays, 4 pm to 7 pm, May through October

West Shore Farmers Market

Upon entering this expansive indoor market, the delicious scents that greet you will make your mouth water. Over 40 food vendors sell everything from meats and cheeses to homemade dog treats, fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet coffee, baked goods, and soft pretzels. Lunch-to-go options include Mexican cuisine, crabcakes, sushi, pizza, and BBQ. Upstairs, specialty shops sell gifts, jewelry, antiques, artwork, and more. Address: 900 Market St, Lemoyne. Hours: Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm. 

Dillsburg Farmers Market

This seasonal, open-air market consists of more than 15 vendors, plus occasional guest vendors, with an eclectic variety of produce, baked goods, dairy products, wine, honey, and more. Hours: Saturday, 8 am to 12 pm, from early May through the end of November.