Produce seller, pasta maker amongst 4 stallholders to divide Old Meck Square at Lancaster Central Market | Local company

Five months after the closure of the Meck Goods Stand at Lancaster Central Market, Lancaster Town Center Market has announced its replacement. In fact, his replacements.

Four stalls, including a current food vendor and a fresh pasta maker already at the downtown market, will occupy the former space of Meck’s, which closed in mid-October after operating for 61 years, confirmed Kathlene Carroll Sullivan, Market Spokesman.

Stoltzfus Farms, which already has a stand in the market, will move to part of the old Meck spot where it will expand to take up the whole side facing Shenk’s Poultry. The other side will be divided into three stands: Buona Tavola, maker of fresh pasta; Safe & Sweet, a keto-friendly bakery; and Susquehanna Sustainable Enterprises, which will sell herbs and produce as well as sustainable farming tools and CBD products.

Buona Tavola already has a stand at Lancaster Central Market, but Safe & Sweet and Susquehanna Sustainable Enterprises will both be new. Once Stoltzfus Farms moves into Meck’s former booth, another as-yet-unnamed produce vendor will take that spot, Sullivan said.

Sullivan didn’t have specific move-in dates for the booths, but said they would be announced in the next few weeks or so, along with the name of the new product vendor.

With 76 linear feet of space, Meck’s booth was twice the size currently allowed. When it closed, it was also the oldest stall in the downtown market.

The Meck family said they closed the stand so they could focus on their own farmers market, which they opened in 2005 near their farm along Route 222 north of Quarryville.