PARAMUS – When the Paramus Farmers Market opens next month, there will be some new vendors, as well as many returning favorites, setting up shop for the 2019 season.
The weekly market kicks off May 29 and will be held every Wednesday through Oct. 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the north parking lot at Petruska Park, 475 Farview Avenue.
Now in its sixth year, the market continues to expand to include more than just fresh produce and food. Just a few of the other happenings include pet adoptions and educational outreach from BARK Dog Rescue, a story and craft time presented by the Paramus Public Library and alpacas from Humor Me Farm.
“It’s a family friendly experience,” said Gigi Manasse, who coordinates the market for the Paramus Environmental Commission. “Folks from nine to 90 enjoy visiting the Paramus Farmers' Market every week.”
“We have an array of unique vendors that love being at the market every week and love sharing their knowledge and product with all the people they meet,” she said.
Many of the vendors have been setting up at the market for years, which makes for a community-like atmosphere each week, she said.
“We are a family and really have a great time together,” she said. “The picnic area we create for families to come eat at on Wednesdays is a big draw and becomes like a community event.”
For updates on the market, visit https://www.facebook.com/The-Paramus-Farmers-Market-165713057147164/
Returning vendors include:
- Hensler Farms
- Who Cut The Cheese Lady
- Empanada Mania
- Homespun Chili
- J&J Italian Ice
- Greenwood Lake Coffee Roasters
- Paolo’s Italian
- BANG Cookies
- Angry Archie’s Lobster Roll Truck
- Cactus Pete’s Beef Jerky and Bar Pies
- Smart Soap and Candle Company
- Spoon Me Soups
- Krakus Polish Specialities
- Humor Me Farm
- Orlando’s Bakery and Deli
- Anthinis Greek Food
New vendors, as of April 16:
Manasse said there are a few more new vendors that are still pending approval.
"It'll be an amazing lineup!" she added.