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Weekly Farmers Market in Brick to Kick Off April 25

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Farmers Market. (Photo: NatalieMaynor/Flickr)
Farmers Market. (Photo: NatalieMaynor/Flickr)

A weekly Farmers Market that will come to Brick Township each Saturday through mid-September will kick off April 25, township officials said Tuesday.

The farmers market will be located at Windward Beach Park and, weather permitting, will run every Saturday morning until Sept. 12, with the exception of July 4. The market will open at 9 a.m. and ends at 12 noon each week.

The family friendly market, township officials say, will showcase farm fresh produce and other varieties of foods such as pickled products, baked breads, relishes, pastries and more.  Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Market will offer a nice assortment of flowers and plants for spring planting, the township said in its announcement.

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“We are excited to bring a Farmers’ Market to Brick,” Mayor John Ducey said. “This market will encourage the community to eat fresh and buy local.”

Earlier this year, Ducey said officials were looking into what it would take to establish a farmers market in town and came across a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. Brick’s application was accepted, and resulted in the township receiving a $40,000 grant to host a farmers market and promote it in the community, along with funding to educate residents on locally-grown produce and agricultural products. The market is being held at no cost to taxpayers.

Anyone interested in participating in the 2015 Market season, for vendor information or any questions or comments, can call 908-489-0559 or visit the farmers market website at www.brickfarmersmarket.com.


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  • #@#.com

    What food is local grown on April 25? I love it when they are selling Jersey tomatoes, corn and other veggies and fruit at farmers markets any time before July. What ever they are selling, it wasn’t grown in Jersey.

    • Mark Story Jenks

      Locally grown Beets, radishes, Spinach, Lettuce and Rhubarb and Asparagus might be ready by then, but everything is late this year. The Laughing Gulls just returned, and they’re two weeks late.

    • JW P

      You must not spend much time in Salem County. They grow year ’round there in greenhouses.

      • Trevor

        boom

      • #@#.com

        Yeah greenhouse jersey corn is so popular. So are the peaches.
        Liberals want to eat locally grown food that was , grown, picked, packed and shipped by illegal aliens from south America.
        How about, buy local, shop local and HIRE local.

      • JW P

        More like tomatoes, zucchini and eggplants- moron. A few Amish farmers told me that Jersey has the eggplant racket tied up like the Gambinos and garbage routes. It always amazes me how so few people in Bricktown have ever been to more remote corners of the state like Sussex or Cumberland counties. I drive down there a lot en route to Wilmington, the poor man’s Switzerland, and can’t help but notice the greenhouses.

        As with most people, I don’t think liberals care particularly where their greens come from so long as they’re safe to eat and affordable. If they’re local, great. Go take your vicious sectarianism somewhere else. Nasty little cry baby ideologues like you are what’s ruining this country.

      • Frank Rizzo

        You are a racists with your anti Italian comment above. Very ignorant thing to say and generalize about one group. You obviously have an agenda against certain people and races.

      • JW P

        Did you wake up this stupid, or do you actually try? South Jersey grows a lot of eggplants and tomatoes among other foodstuffs, there’s no racist agenda and it should be a point of regional pride. Only a troll like you would take issue with it- http://www.agmrc.org/commodities__products/vegetables/eggplant-profile/

      • Frank Rizzo

        .A lot of hate on here by you guys who think it is ok to make fun of and generalize about a race or an ethnicity as you seem to try to justify it by. I guess you must have a ton of Chinese jokes or polish jokes in your act as well. Democrat when convienent I guess, all hate the rest of the time.

      • JW P

        You have an unnatural fixation on race. Everything you say is either calling people racist for uttering the word tomato or trashing blacks and hispanics for all being drug dealing criminals. Seriously, get a grip on yourself and quit whining when people call you on your crap.

      • Trevor

        Italian isn’t a race idiot, its an ethnicity…

  • #@#.com

    I knew someone who had a produce market years ago. They would sell produce from Florida, Georgia and California and claim it was ” Jersey Fresh”

  • Mark Story Jenks

    I was under the impression this was originally going to be held in Herbertsville, by the Havens Homestead Museum? Did they change their minds?

    • Trevor

      it should be in a more centralized location, most people near the Toms River boarder don’t even know where the museum is and with traffic it can take nearly 20 mins to get there..

      • #@#.com

        Like the Food Town parking lot?