Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Opening Day is Saturday

We couldn't be more excited for opening day this coming Saturday, June 14th. Starting this week the Burlington County Farmers Market will be open from 8:30 - 1:00 pm every Saturday through November 1st...rain or shine. This week the Daisy Jug Band will be performing and in the late morning, a special performance by the Burlington County 4H Cloggers Club. Chef Karen Diamond will be cooking up something fresh with ingredients from some of Burlington County's best farmers. This weekly farmers market is held at the Burlington County Community Ag Center in Moorestown, NJ...a preserved farm located near the corner of Hartford and Centerton Roads.

Many of the vendors who participated last year (our inaugural season) are back and some new vendors have been added who will add variety for customers while maintaining the focus on fresh local products of the highest quality.

If you were a frequent market shopper last year, you'll find some changes / additions:
  • Most of our vendors will be under the renovated barn so that rain or shine, the market will be up and running
  • Music and unique programs will be featured weekly
  • Some new seating options
  • Two new local chefs to demonstrate all that can be done with fresh and top-notch offerings from our local farmers.
  • The County Master Gardeners will be back the 2nd market day of the month to provide on-site gardening tips and answer your questions.
  • The site is much improved with expanded Community Gardens, a Raised-Bed Demonstration Garden Area and two Rain Gardens, designed and maintained by two dedicated Burlington County Master Gardeners.

If you appreciate this outlet for fresh Jersey Fresh products and family fun...tell a family member, neighbor or friend about farmers market in Moorestown. The second year should be a great one with your continued support for our featured farmers and local vendors.

Vendors in GREEN are new for the 2008 Season. This is a producer-driven community farmers market so you'll find that the products offered will change with the season. Check the following link to see what is typically available during New Jersey's growing season:


NJ Tomatoes Have Added to List of States with Safe Tomatoes...so the now in-season Jersey Fresh greenhouse tomatoes and the soon to be available field tomatoes are safe. Food security...just another reason to support your local farmers.


Vendors Offering a Diverse Selection of Local Produce:

Cranberry Hall Farm- Cookstown (Burlington), NJ;
Darmo's Farm (Starting Mid-July) - Moorestown (Burlington), NJ; The Durr Farm - North Hanover / Chesterfield (Burlington), NJ;
The Hunter Farm - Cinnaminson (Burlington), NJ; The Spinella Farm - Hammonton (Atlantic), NJ w/ Heirloom Varieties; The 1895 Organic Farm - Lumberton (Burlington), NJ - Certified Organic

Vendors Offering Offering Unique Seasonal Selections:

Briar Island - Shamong (Burlington), NJ - Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, and coming in the fall, fresh to market Cranberries from the Pines; Busy Bee Farm - Tabernacle (Burlington), NJ - Honey, honey soaps, potpourri, lavender and herbs; Chandler Farm - Lumberton (Burlington), NJ - For the first month of the market only...vegetable plants, annual flowers, and container herbs;
Davidson's Exotic Mushrooms - Kennett Square, PA - Exotic mushrooms direct to you from Kennett Square, PA, mushroom capital of the world; Griggstown Quail Farm - Princeton (Mercer), NJ - Poultry, game birds, honey, pot pies, baked goods; Longview Flowers - Lumberton (Burlington), NJ - Cut flowers, herb plants, heirloom tomatoes, sedum / succulents for containers Macallisers Nursery - Bordentown (Burlington), NJ - Hanging baskets, patio planters, hardy mums in season; Perennial Patches - Southampton (Burlington), NJ - Herbaceous perennials
Fenwick Manor Farm, Windy Farm Alpacas, and Alpaca Heritage Events - Burlington County, NJ - alpaca fiber products from local alpaca farms

Local Baked Goods:

Red Carpet Cakes - Mt. Holly (Burlington), NJ - Pies, coffee cake, muffins, cookies
Versailles Bakery - Collingswood (Camden County), NJ - Authentic french breads and pastries

Local Vendors Offering Prepared Foods and Household Crafts:

Barbie Lu's Salsa - Mt. Laurel (Burlington), NJ - homemade seasonal salsas A Coffee House - Mt. Laurel (Burlington), NJ - Fresh coffee and baked goods; Jimmies BBQ - Willingboro (Burlington), NJ - Grilled BBQ ribs, wings, and sausage; PD Catering - Edgewater Park (Burlington), NJ - gourmet cuisine The Kind Kettle - Mt. Laurel (Burlington), NJ - sweet, glazed popcorn; Kalis Krafts - Marlton (Burlington), NJ - hand-poured soy, vegetable & beeswax candles Green Cow Studio - Moorestown (Burlington), NJ - Hand-made soap, hand-knitted washcloths

Here are some links of interest. More links and interesting stories will be posted as the season moves on. Check back with this blog mid-week throughout the summer and the fall.








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