CRANFORD, NJ - Kick the cold weather blues at the Cranford winter Artisan Market to feature local artisans with boutique items, alongside farmers and food purveyors.  The weekly market begins Saturday, Feb. 7 and runs through April at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.  Market hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Showcasing Cranford businesses such as Cheese Please; Fresh Pressed Juice Co.; Atlantic Beach Soap Co.; Donna’s Yarns; and Periwinkles, as well as other local businesses like Patricia and Paul Artisan of Fine Oils and Balsamics, and the Juice House, the market will also feature locally sourced farm fresh products such as cheese, dairy products, organic eggs, grass fed meats, and beef jerky provided by specialty food purveyors.   Those local food purveyors include Valley Shepherd Creamery, Picklelicious, Pittenger Farm Meats, Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruits, Marias Gourmet Edibles and Paolos Kitchen. Cranford’s very own Megan Sawyer will feature her handmade custom quilts as well as other local artists. 

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The market’s goal is to foster a community gathering place to celebrate local food, art, culture and cuisine during the winter months.  The market is being organized by the Cranford Community Connection.

The Cranford Community Connection is a newly formed advocacy board appointed by the Township to promote community building efforts and community service through a partnership with commercial organizations.  Among the groups involved are the Downtown Management Group, Chamber of Commerce and Centennial Village Group.

For more information, please contact Jackie Carr at (908) 370-3130, or go to