When you decide to book a getaway to the Pocono Mountains, you’ll find many ways to enjoy yourself and keep everyone happy, busy, and engaged throughout your trip. There are a number of indoor and outdoor activities you’ll want to be sure to add to your itinerary.

On top of all that, you’ll need to do some shopping while you’re here. While hitting the various shops and boutiques, make some time to stop in at a local Pocono farmers market or craft market and pick up unique gifts, stunning crafts, and fresh foods to add to your vacation meal table.

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The Poconos Farmers Market

The seasonal market opens in April and runs into the fall. Get back to the way food should be, with fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and even grass-fed meat, poultry, and dairy. The Amish take pride in their work and deliver delicious goods.

The market is located at 5185 Route 115 in Blakeslee, just ten minutes from Lake Harmony. The market is open on Saturdays 7 a.m. – noon. Opening day for the full market is April 20, 2024. More details can be found in the public Facebook group.

Monroe Farmers Market

Open seasonally, the 2024 season starts in May. Shop at the market for things like baked goods, cheeses, flowers, fruits, vegetables, meats, and more. This is a “producer-only” farmers’ market, meaning there are no arts and crafts, just delicious homemade or home-grown foods. Check their website for this year’s list of vendors, plus website and social media information for each. The market is located at 35 N. 7th Street (Courthouse Square) in Stroudsburg. The market is open Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon May 4-October 26, 2024. The full schedule can be found on their website.

Jim Thorpe Farmers Market

Add the market to your summer or fall itinerary. The market runs June-September and offers delights including baked goods, herbs, veggies, fruit, honey jam, and more. Spruce up your home with new plantings or find the perfect art or craft. Visit the market Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The market can be found on E. 10th Street near Memorial Park.

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Stroudsburg Old Time Farmers Market

Starting in May, the Stroudsburg Old Time Farmers Market brings delicious locally grown foods to the residents and guests making the trip to the Stroudsburg area. Stop by for fresh selections of jams, jellies, local honey, fresh mushrooms, baked goods, and even handmade dog treats for your pup! This year’s market starts May 4, 2024. They are open Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon through the end of October. Find them at 925 Ann Street in Stroudsburg, next to The Ribbon Outlet.

East Stroudsburg Farmer’s Market

One of the newest markets in the area, it is steadily growing in vendor participation. Stop by and pick up fresh local salad greens, breads, fruits and veggies, jams, and other seasonal items. Browse handmade goods, too, including soaps and more. Find the East Stroudsburg Farmer’s Market at Miller Park in East Stroudsburg, behind Dansbury Depot Restaurant. The market takes place Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Blakeslee Flea Market

The Blakeslee Flea Market offers a variety of items to choose from. The open-air market features vendors offering antiques, collectibles, secondhand items, and other unusual gifts. Choose from beautiful plants, fresh meat, poultry, veggies and fruits, and more – all locally grown! You’ll find the market at 5684 Route 115 in Blakeslee. Hours are Saturdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The indoor part of the market is open year-round, while the outdoor stalls are seasonal.

Blue Ridge Flea Market

The market in Saylorsburg is full of unique finds at its unique location – it used to be the Blue Ridge Drive-In Theater! While you can’t see a movie while you shop, the sprawling property is packed with treasures you won’t be able to leave without. There are a number of vendors, some of which change daily, so you’ll never have the same experience twice. Take a look around and find fresh produce, new and used items, jewelry, tools, outdoor equipment, antiques, and more.

The Blue Ridge Flea Market is located at 648 Route 115 in Saylorsburg, directly off the Saylorsburg Exit on Route 33 South. The market is open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, April-October. Hours are 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Once you’ve decided to make the Pocono Mountains region your next getaway destination this year, make sure your next step is booking a private vacation rental with Pocono Mountain Rentals. After a day full of fun in the Poconos, browsing the many markets, relax in a private rental with all the comforts of your own home. Spread out in an open living area and spend time with loved ones or catch up on the latest episode of your favorite TV show.

Choose from a 3-bedroom home all the way up to a sprawling 8-bedroom unit so you can gather all your loved ones together this summer. Enjoy the privacy of your own room and private outdoor spaces the whole group can enjoy like patios and balconies.

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