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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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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.

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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,

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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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2012 Farmers Market meeting

Please join us at Borough Hall Saturday, April 14th at 9 a.m. to continue planning for the 2012 Farmers Market. We are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, break-down, logistics, marketing, etc. Please invite friends and neighbors that are interested. For additional information call or email Steve Volkert at 609-929 4735 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Spring is hopeful for farmers

Peach trees already are blooming in shades of pink all over South Jersey a harbinger of an earlier spring brought on by warmer than normal winter and spring temperatures that reached as high as 80 degrees last month. “It looks like peaches will be early because we are nearly three weeks ahead of the normal blossom time, but no one ever knows,” he said. “We are still so far away from the rest of the season and you never know what the weather will bring.”

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Warm weather taking its toll on New Jersey peach farmers

According to the Department of Agriculture, the Garden State is the fourth-largest peach producing state, with a crop valued at more than $31 million. Bloom time is usually around April 20, with the harvest in July. If the pink flowers on the peach trees bloom ahead of schedule, they could be wiped out by a late season cold snap. "This could be a problem for our peach crop this year," said Russo, who would prefer the temperature to be in the more seasonable 40s instead of the 50s.


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