HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Due to the withdrawal of the 'anchor' farmer, the Hasbrouck Heights Farmers Market has been closed for the 2019 season. The announcement came at both the Borough Council meeting on Tuesday night, as well as the monthly meeting Hasbrouck Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning, the sponsoring organization.
Chamber president Ray Vorisek officially announced that the anchor farmer, who had been participating for 18 years, pulled out without warning. As a result, the other market vendors also withdrew from the market, which was held on Tuesdays in the Municipal lot on the corner of the Boulevard and Central Avenue. According to Vorisek, the farmer had been with with borough's market since it's inception 18 years ago.
He noted he had made calls to other markets and farmers, but explained it was too late in the season to bring in a new farmer in mid- to late-July. He explained that attendance at farmers markets across the board are down 40%, noting that the Maywood/Rochelle Park market had also closed.
Vorisek said the Chamber was looking to re-establish the market for the 2020 season.
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