Bugs and gardening

Everything you've wanted to know about those pesky insects in your garden and how to keep them from getting to your tasty vegetables before you do will be explained in a workshop presented by Camden County Master Gardeners as part of their Homeowners Series of Workshops on Thursday, April 11th at 7 p.m. at the Camden County Environmental Center. You will learn how to identify the most common insects found on vegetables and how to control them organically. The speaker, Sabrina Tirpak, is the Principal Laboratory Technician at the Plant Diagnostic Laboratory at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  She is also an instructor at Rutgers and a frequent lecturer on insect pest problems in structures, landscapes and gardens.   Advanced registration is requested. For more information, call 856-216-7130 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Market Committee gets set for 2013

You know what would make this year's market even better, friends? YOU! The Merchantville's Farmers Market Committee would love to hear from you and have your input at our meetings. The first meeting of the 2013 Season is next Saturday, February 2nd at 9:00 a.m in Borough Hall. We're gearing up to talk with our wonderful vendors from last year, and hoping to add a few new vendors for this year!  What can we tell them is on your wish list for the market this year? Join us!

Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Collection

You can help keep the environment clean and green on Saturday, Oct. 20, by participating in the Household Hazardous Waste Collection drive-through event at the Camden County Public Works Complex, 2311 Egg Harbor Rd, Lindenwold, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Farmers Market runs from 9AM - 1PM at the gazebo on Centre & Chestnut.

Pet shelter connects with market

Almost Home Animal Shelter will be at the Farmer’s Market today. Come visit them and meet some of their residents. You can also find them on Facebook at: Almost Home Animal Shelter. If you’re able to donate blankets, towels or anything that can be used as bedding or cleaning rags,

Ladybugs effective as garden insecticides

Ladybugs, symbols of good luck from medieval Europe to Chinese lore, are beneficial bugs all gardeners should consider welcoming into their yards and garden plots. Bart Conrad, a master gardener in Camden County, says ladybugs are “a friend to gardeners” because they eat bugs that eat plants.

Farmers' hot start yields bumper crop

The pink blossoms started showing up in March, long before their usual appearance. Now, at orchards across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, peaches are being harvested a full two to three weeks ahead of schedule. "People are excited about everything being early," said Eric Johnson, co-owner of Johnson's Corner Farm in Medford, where the harvest began Saturday. "Typically, we'd begin picking in the third week of June." Peaches are shipping to area grocery stores, farm markets, and roadside stands. Other crops, including strawberries, apricots and blueberries, also have come in weeks early.

Farmers Market readies for Saturday

Our next market, on June 16th, will feature some of the freshest, local produce around from Darmo's Farm, in Moorestown since 1907. Desiree's Desserts specializing in providing very small to large desserts made with high quality ingredients, zero trans fats, zero artificial dyes, additives and preservatives. Michelle Tomlinson's Potato Salad, the ultimate side dish - for years a staple at the Alden Cafe in Maple Shade. Coda Rossa Winery, whose passion for wine goes far beyond the delicious aromas and flavors that exist within each bottle. Balic Winery, a Mays Landing winery featuring more than 27 award-winning premium and ultra-premium wines. Nature's Own Farms, purveyor of 100% natural chicken, beef, eggs and cheeses. Merchantville's own Chef Rebecca Bailey of the Tea Kettle Bakery & Cafe, offering homemade jams, jellies and salsas.

Desiree's adds a sweet touch!

Desiree's Desserts had a sellout day at Merchantville's first market. Owner Desiree Taylor is pursuing her dream as a dessert caterer offering healthier, homemade desserts for your next party or event. She prides herself in making desserts using high quality ingredients,

Farmers Market plans soft opening

The Merchantville Farmers Market makes a 2012 comeback on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. along the "Merchantville Mile" on Chestnut Avenue. Due to the Birthday Celebration today's soft opening will feature produce and flowers from Darmo family Farms who "farms with pride from seed to harvest"; homemade potato salads from Alden Cafe; and, 100% natural mini cupcakes, cakes, tarts, cookies and other treats by Desiree;s Desserts.

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