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2015 Farmers Market planning meeting tonight

FMLogo250Join us this evening, Monday, February 16th at 7:30pm for our first planning meeting of the 2015 Merchantville Farmers Market season! With your input and help, this is sure to be our most successful year yet! Join us at Merchantville's newest arts and eats hub, The Station Coffee (located in the former Merchantville train station building - on Centre Street directly across from the gazebo). Hooray for all things LOCAL!

 

Some discussion topics will include: Location, parking and space, frequency, day of the week, schedule and times, partnership with Maple Shade, rebranding to "Market on Centre", vendors, farmer focus - organic or Jersey Fresh, rates, entertainment, promotion, safety and staffing.

CALLING ALL FARMERS MARKET FRIENDS!

farmktlogoIt's almost February, and do you know what that means? Time to start planning our 2015 Merchantville Farmers Market! We'd LOVE to have you join us in planning this year's market! First meeting is MONDAY, Feb. 16th at 7:30pm at Merchantville's newest (and not yet open!) arts and eats hub, The Station Coffee (located in the former Merchantville train station building - on Centre Street directly across from the gazebo). Please spread the word, mark your calendar, and JOIN US in helping make your 2015 market a success!

Great food and crafts at today's market

FMLogo250Merchantville's Farmers Market returns today, Saturday, August 16th from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. This week features: sustainable agriculture and heirloom vegetables from  Taylors Riverside Homestead Farm ; Paradise Farm/Katt's Green Grocer produce, McFarlan's Market featuring drinks, breads, coffee, tea; the ancient art of homemade pasta is as easy to learn as it is to enjoy from Jolynn Deloach In My Grandmother's Kitchen  My Crafty lil Coven featuring Wire wrapped gemstones, rings, necklaces, dried flowers; dog treats from Groovey Bones; canned "Jersey Fresh" tomatoes from Avallone Tomatoes; Michelle Tomlinson with Alden Cafe's delicious potato salad;  Lori's Little LoveliesJoe Gentile Hot DogsDuckies Candles;  American Karate System; sweet treats from Yours Exclusively Desserts; vintage jewelry by Lisa Marks Designs; soaps from Soaps and Decor; Mary's Mobile Diner  offering breakfast and lunch fare; Edna & Friends wood crafts; and, Hart's Dod Cart with hotdogs and organic food options. The music starts at 9:00 a.m. with Dennis Palma followed by Stephanie Middleton at 11AM!

 

The Farmers Market is located along a beautiful, tree-lined greenway in the heart of our downtown at Centre Street and chestnut Avenue. The season runs thru October 19th and will take place from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on the FIRST, THIRD & FIFTH Saturday of each month. The Market operates rain or shine.

Farmers Market returns this week

Merchantville's Farmers Market returns for this weekend on Saturday, July 19th from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. This week features: sustainable agriculture and heirloom vegetables from  Taylors Riverside Homestead FarmParadise Farm/Katt's Green Grocer produce, McFarlan's Market featuring drinks, breads, coffee, tea; the ancient art of homemade pasta is as easy to learn as it is to enjoy from Jolynn Deloach In My Grandmother's Kitchen Zeigfield's fresh cut flowers; Ginko Girls are back with yarn clothes and crafts; Michelle Tomlinson with Alden Cafe's delicious potato salad;  Lori's Little LoveliesJoe Gentile Hot DogsDuckies Candles;  American Karate System; vintage jewelry by Lisa Marks Designs; soap, salves and scrubs from Soaps and Decor; painted brick Paver Pals by Bob Mueller; Edna & Friends wood crafts; Sakri Health & Beauty Aids. The music starts at 9:00 a.m. with Stephanie Middleton followed by Tom Jenkins at 11AM!

The Farmers Market is located along a beautiful, tree-lined greenway in the heart of our downtown at Centre Street and chestnut Avenue. The season runs thru October 19th and will take place from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on the FIRST, THIRD & FIFTH Saturday of each month. The Market operates rain or shine.

Vendors needed

Become a market vendor for 2014 today! The Merchantville Farmers Market is a community market supporting and promoting local farmers, growers and producers of agricultural products. Our focus is on organic and sustainable foods and goods. We welcome applicants that wish to sell fruit, vegetables, herbs, baked goods, prepared foods, dairy products, meat, eggs, plants, cut flowers and other agricultural products. We are also looking for fiber artists, hand crafters and musicians! Our Farmers Market is located along a beautiful, tree-lined greenway in the heart of our downtown. The season runs from June 7th thru October 18th and will take place from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM every other Saturday of each month. The Market operates rain or shine and vendor space is $15 per week. To apply for a vendor space please email farmersmarket@merchantvillenj.gov

Water protection grant received

The New Jersey Conservation Foundation has received $715,000 in grants to protect water resources in the Pine Barrens, the Delaware Bay watershed and the Highlands. The grants represent the first phase of a $35 million, multi-year initiative by the Philadelphia-based William Penn Foundation to protect and restore drinking water for 15 million people in the Delaware River watershed. The watershed covers more than 13,500 square miles and spans New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware. In South Jersey, the aim is to further protect the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer, a vast underground reservoir providing more than 35 billion gallons of clean water annually to residents, farmers, businesses and industry.

Tree seedlings

Super Storm Sandy destroyed many trees in Merchantville. Also, many of our trees are mature, and some die every year. New Jersey Forestry together with other organizations is sponsoring the NJ Tree Recovery Campaign. Through this program Merchantville will receive FREE tree seedlings for distribution to residents for planting on their own property. Residents can get up to 5 seedlings at Borough Hall during regular office hours from April 1 through April 18.

Plan a sweetheart of a garden now

Believe it or not - the ground will begin to thaw soon, and the harbingers of spring will begin to make their presence known. One group of plants that is known for delicate blossoming in early spring, and is not well known outside of hard core gardeners is called spring ephemerals. Ephemeral means short-lived or lasting for a brief time. Spring ephemeral de- scribes perennial flowers that pop up early each spring, quickly bloom, then retreat into dormancy as the heat of summer approaches.

Final Farmers Market TODAY!

Hard to believe, but the LAST MARKET of the 2013 season is upon us this Saturday! Join us one more time for fresh, local goodness at the gazebo at Chestnut and Centre. Your tried and true FM favorites will be there - Natures Own Farm, Darmo Family Farm, Sea-Lect Seafood, Balic Winery, Fleurs de Lee, Mcfarlans Market Merchantville, Bear Soaps, and more! Live music by Tom Guggino and Mat Eiland, and featured guest crafter Barn and Stone House Soap! Get your pick of fresh, local fruit and veggies, eggs, honey, meats, seafood, flowers and herbs, breads, handmade soaps and crèmes, wines, baked goods, music, treats and of course...COMMUNITY! And, market friends, for the last market of this season Krista, from Fleurs de Lee, will be giving a short class, hourly, about what to do with your garden this time of year. Come learn about planting, pruning, and clean up in the fall garden. Join us from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Centre Street and Chesnut Avenue along the “green mile.”

 

Farmers taking pre-orders for Saturday

Did you know that you can pre-order bulk amounts of some fruits and vegetables from our farmers for your canning/preserving needs at Merchantville's Farmers Market. Scott Rowe of Natures Own Farm and Tom Darmo of Darmo Family Farms will be only too happy to set you up with bulk tomatoes, blueberries, peaches and more! Interested? Contact them today!

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