Coming to visit Lancaster County for the weekend? Why not arrive on Thursday so you will be able to get an early start on Friday morning at Green Dragon in Ephrata.
What is Green Dragon, you ask? Green Dragon is a large farmer’s maket and auction which is open only on Friday. Interested in auctions – not only do they have antique auctions, but also dry goods including quilts, hay, straw, and small animals.
You will find fresh fruits and vegetables as well as baked goods, many from local Mennonite and Amish farms. Also available are fresh meats directly from the butcher, seafood, poultry, and cheeses.

Walk around the outside market to find socks, jeans, sweatshirts, tee shirts as well as purses and sheets. In the spring, you will find bedding plants and hanging baskets directly from the grower. In the fall, mums, straw bales, pumpkins, and corn stalks. No matter what you are looking for, you should be able to find it here.

Need lunch or a snack? You can find sit down service at one of five restaurants or you can always sample some of the local foods. You will find hoagies, french fries, sausage sandwiches, steak sandwiches, fish sandwiches, Mexican food, or barbequed chicken. For dessert, how about fresh local baked goods, ice cream, funnel cake or soft pretzels.
Spend Thursday evening at one of our fine bed and breakfasts and after you enjoy your breakfast, head over to Ephrata and check out Green Dragon. It is open every Friday year round from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. We hope it will be a memorable experience.

Submitted by David and Bonnie Konya, Country Hearth Bed and Breakfast