What's fresh at farmers markets: Week of May 26-June 1

Another market opens this week, and others lure visitors with the freshest fruit and special activities. Merchantville Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Centre Street and Chesnut Avenue along the “green mile.” On the market’s opening day, visitors will find everything from pastries to seafood to wine. Felt and wool crafts from Ginkgo Girls will also be for sale.

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Master Gardeners "On Call" for your questions

The Master Gardeners of Camden County are on call for your questions from 9 a.m.-noon weekdays on gardening issues, plant identifications, insect identifications and remedies. Through the Master Gardeners program, administered by Rutgers University, residents who want to become Master Gardeners are trained in classes and then give back to the community by answering residents’ questions in clinics, online and by phone during those weekday hours. There is no fee for this service designed to promote healthy gardens.  Call: 856-216-7130 or email.

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Top 10 Reasons to Bring your Kids to the Farmers Market

The Farmers Market is a great place to bring your kids for so many reasons! The Farmers Market allows you to provide your family with wholesome, healthy food while supporting your local community at the same time. Here's the reality - Family farmers need your support! Buying directly from farmers gives them a better return for their produce and gives them a fighting chance in today’s globalized economy.


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Calling all vendors - 2013 Farmers Market

Become a market vendor 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. Our Farmers Market is located along a beautiful, tree-lined greenway in the heart of our downtown. The season runs from June 1st thru October 19th and will take place from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on the FIRST and THIRD Saturday of each month. The Market operates rain or shine.

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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.

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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!

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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 Ad


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

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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,

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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.

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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.

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