Over 130 local farmers, artisans and food purveyors gather for a fresh air market on the bucolic Loyalhanna Watershed Farm, located at the intersection of Springer Road and West Main Street in Ligonier, PA. Market will continue until Sept. 28, 2019. Check out the weekly special features on our website. Open from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. We are a smoke and pet free facility.
New in 2019!
Ligonier Girl Scout Troops 46136 and 90003 will try to raise money this summer at the Ligonier Country Market. Troop 46136 will be selling girl-made specialty gummy bears, including vegan and sugar free. They are trying to raise money to attend the national Girl Scout Convention in 2020. Troop 90003 will be hosting a make and take slime station where kids can create their own unique slime. The troop plans to use the funds raised to attend a troop horse camp next year. Both troops will be at the Ligonier Country Market at various dates throughout the summer, beginning May 25.
In a Westmoreland County farm field, there once was a scarecrow that was dressed like a little girl and kept pesky birds at bay.
One day while checking his crops, a farmer decorated a straw hat with fresh sprigs of lavender and placed it on the scarecrow’s head. Magically, she came to life.
Starting Saturday, May 18, that scarecrow — whose name is Lilly Lavender — will make her debut at the Ligonier Country Market (LCM). Played by Addison Gray, 11, of Latrobe, Lilly Lavender will join longtime LCM mascot Daisy Mae (played by Katie Andrews, 14, of Ligonier) in entertaining and educating other children about agriculture, gardening, and other topics throughout the market’s 2019 season.
It’s all part of the LCM’s free Market Sprouts weekly kids program.
“I’m really excited for the market season,” said Lilly, who dons a purple make-up smile, blue-jean coveralls with purple patches, and a lavender-laced straw hat (made by Ms. Gray’s grandmother, Gwen Kozar). “I want to help other kids have fun and learn how to plant things like flowers and vegetables.”