WEST MILFORD Thanks to the generosity of Carolyn Kirk and the Wells Fargo Bank team, the West Milford Farmers Market will be held this year in the Wells Fargo Bank Parking Lot on the corner of Union Valley and Marshall Hill Road in West Milford. This provides the market with even greater visibility and a more central location.
In its fourth year, the West Milford Farmers Market is sponsored and operated by Sustainable West Milford. As a mid-week market, it is open every Wednesday, rain or shine, from 3 to 7 p.m. from June 13 through Oct. 31. This year customers can look forward to seeing some of their favorite vendors including Pie Eyed Bar Pies for pizza and Italian specialties, Overlook Farms for fresh fruits and veggies, Snoep Winkle Farm for eggs and grass fed meats, Picklelicious for pickles, olives and relishes, and Hazelman Farms for herbs, plants and other perennials.
The market is designed to benefit the local economy, the people of West Milford and the environment. All products must be grown/made/created within 75 miles insuring that revenues stay with local businesses and farms. The market offers healthy, fresh and local products and produce where customers can ask questions of the people most in the know - the vendors that created the product in the first place.
Produce offered at the market is grown with a minimum of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and travels no more than 75 miles from farm to market. This dramatically reduces our collective carbon footprint to support the environment; better and healthier for the economy of West Milford, better and healthier for the people of West Milford, better and healthier for the environment as a whole. And it's a great place to meet up with friends, listen to live music, and learn about sustainable living!
Coming in 2012, look for more abundant produce offerings, more fresh baked bread and pies, sustainable living demonstrations and information, the "Buy Local" corner where local merchants share what they have to offer to residents, and local artisans that make everything from pottery to hula hoops. With this new space, there is room for new vendors, merchants and artisans. Come join us this year.
For more information go to the market Web site at www.wmfarmersmarket.org or call Dave at 973-853-2139.