WEST MILFORD The West Milford Farmer's Market has moved to the center of town and opening day is Wednesday.
Having fresh, local produce is one of the many joys of shopping at a farmer's market. From June 13 through Oct. 31 every Wednesday the market will provide that as well as other local products.
Sponsored by Sustainable West Milford, the market will be held every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m., rain or shine, in the Wells Fargo Parking Lot (ShopRite Plaza), 1 Marshall Hill Road, West Milford.
Opening day festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with West Milford Mayor Bettina Bieri, free apples from Sustainable West Milford to the first 100 customers, and a live pottery demonstration from Remy Studios. Popular local musician, Marji Zintz, will be playing a variety of favorites and originals from 4 to 6 p.m., hula-hoop fun for kids and adults will be on tap from Sara Gallman, and there will be a free raffle for a basket of market goods with goodies from all of the vendors. Be sure to get your raffle ticket at the entrance.
This years market features 13 vendors including Hazelman Farms, Ideal Farms, Kittatinny Mountain Farm, Noble Pies, Overlook Farms, Picklelicious, Pie Eyed Bar Pies, Silver Birch Farms, RandL Greenhouses, Luft Gardens, Snoep Winkel Farm, George's Farmhouse Gourmet, and Precision Knife Sharpening.
Vendor offerings include; fruit and vegetable plants, jams, jellies and preserves, lots of fresh, locally grown, fruits and vegetables, soups, breakfast breads, gluten free baked goods, eggs, honey, cheese, donuts, cider, cut flowers, professional knife sharpening, ornamental flower plants, artisan breads, cookies, scones, focaccia bread, pickles, olives, hot peppers and other pickled vegetables, fresh pasta sauces, ready to use pie fillings, pizza, chicken sausage and pepperoni rolls, grass-fed beef, pork, lamb, and poultry, fresh baked pies and more.
Dont forget to visit the Buy Local corner and support the fine local artisans, merchants and non profits.
Weekly live music, cooking demonstrations with recipes and other local events make this the community gathering place to be on Wednesday afternoons. For more information visit www.wmfarmersmarket.org or call Dave at 973-853-2139.