Ligonier Country Market

Mission Statement

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 organizations 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.

Founding Board Members

Founding Board MembersWithout the founding board members our Market would not be the amazing place it is today.

Frances Austin

Eleanor Barbaras

Edward Bitzer

Harriet Clark

Anne Hewat

Thomas Hughes

William Kemper

Benjamin Lamb

Dorothy Sheridan

Ralph Shirey

Stanley Tishman

Joyce Tucker

John West

Jeanne Witman

Shepherd Witman