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Jefferson Farmers' Market Kicks Off with Big Crowds

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The Hopatcong Lake Regional News was pleased to cover the opening of the Jefferson Township Farmers Market. Where the initial vendors worked hard to satisfy the big crowd that attended this opening event.

Jefferson Farmers MarketAfter the initial opening ceremonies, the Market got underway, as the vendors were busy in their effort to bring locally grown products to the residents which is a major portion of this Farmer's Market Mission Statement!

Watch the Video to the right to see the opening ceremonies and to hear the message from two of the Market Managers.

Pictures from the Event:

Initial Vendors:

As this Farmer’s Market kicks-off they have several vendors, with many more coming in the very near future. In addition, they are planning special community involvement, entertainment, and projects for the kids.

Feisty Pepper Garden Market:

While due to the cold spring that has delayed the growing season the Feisty Pepper will initially offer Vegetable Plants and Flowers at the Grand Opening, later expanding to their full assortment of fresh produce as the growing season catches up.

Olsen's Honey & Spice Farm:

This local vendor will be providing locally obtained fresh honey products.

Pickle Licious:

This favorite vendor of Farmer’s Markets that was “Voted Best Specialty Food shop 2016” will be offering a wide variety of Pickles, Olives, Relishes, and many other related items.

Corbett's Cookie Bar Kitchen:

Coming from Warwick, NY. where all baking is done on premise, as they offer artisan cookie bars, brownies, breakfast bars and granola bars. They make a variety of homemade marshmallows. They make their own low sugar, no preservative jams which they use in their products.

Throughout the season, they will be bringing to us, cold steeped iced coffee, herbal teas, fresh squeezed lemonade and homemade hot chocolate.

They carry over 35 cookie bar flavors: Caramel Apple Crumble, Banana Bread Breakfast, Key Lime. Berry Patch, Chocolate Glazed Peanut Butter, Strawberry Rhubarb, S'mores, to name a few.

They also Carry Gluten Free varieties including Marvelous Maria, Lemon Almond, Almond Butter Chocolate Chip to name a few.

They will also be offering Coffee by the bag. Homemade Marshmallows in lots of flavors. Also, Drop Cookies in Coconut Cream and Chocolate Crinkle, Raisin Oatmeal flavors.

Escentually Natural:

Features Lip Balms, Muscle Rubs, Lotions, Facial Creams and Scrubs, Bath Fizz, Body Spritz, Essential Oil Rollers, Body Scrubs, Soaps and more.

These products are made in small batches from 100% Therapeutic Grade essential oils, and Botanicals grown in her own New Jersey backyard.

Sparta Mountain Farms:

Will provide the most delicious Jams, Jellies, Salsas and sell Farm Fresh Eggs.

Jefferson Township Farmers Market:

Dates: June 4th to Oct 29th, 2017 (Rain or shine)

Times: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location:     Jefferson Township Municipal Building

                    1033 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong NJ

The three Market Managers who will be onsite to assist both the vendors and the public are:

1.Vicki Burke

2.Tom Galfo from the Feisty Pepper Garden Market, Galfo Farms & Saw Mill

3.Bob Ricadela from Sparta Mountain Farms

Mission of the Jefferson Township Farmers Market, LLC

Both Vicki and Tom were very clear about the mission of the Farmer’s market. “This is all about promoting local businesses and to bring the freshest most wholesome products possible to our residents. We’re going to start small and add as necessary.”

“This summer, we are also working on plans to have special activities for the Kids, we'll also have Local artists providing background music and many other very special events, which everyone can follow on our Facebook page.” Shared Vicki and Tom.

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