Market Mission

The Mission of the Ligonier Country Market is to enhance the vitality and viability of small farms, independent food processors and purveyors and local/regional artists and artisans. In doing so the Market will act as a community project to promote the Ligonier Valley. Specific objectives include:

  • Promote sustainable agriculture so as to encourage and support family farms.
  • Actively participate in and with organizaitions that seek to educate farmers so as to perpetuate family farming.
  • Provide information and training to farmers in the display and selling of produce.
  • Encourage increased profitable production of locally grown produce, bake, canned and prepared foods and handcrafted articles.
  • Educate residents in the Market region regarding the advantages of the merchandise offered for sale by the vendors at the Market.
  • Provide and manage a Market location that enhances the convenient access of prospective buyers to the vendors.
  • Provide suitable space and facilities for the vendors to set up their booths and conduct business.
  • Promote the Market and vendors in various media to inform the public of the time, location and products available at the Market.
  • Govern the Market so as to promote year-to-year consistency and continuity of operation and fiscal responsibility.
  • Involve interested and qualified members of the community in the operation of the Market.
  • Assure that the prepared food vendors comply with the food safety requirements of the PA Department of Agriculture.
  • Lead and participate in projects that enhance the quality of life in the local community.