MILLBURN, NJ – The Millburn Farmers Market brought some sunshine to a cloudy day for those who attended the ribbon-cutting and had their first chance to bring home some Jersey-fresh produce on Friday.
Mayor Sandra Haimoff was on hand to lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony and welcome Millburn to a new season of shopping at the Farmers Market, which is held every Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.pm. at the parking lot on Essex Street adjacent to Town Hall.
“It’s a great location, and everyone is so warm and friendly” said Mayor Haimoff. “The only thing we would like a little more cooperation with is the weather.”
Downtown Millburn Development Development Alliance board member Mario Verrico (of Contessa Designs and Mariano Francesco) noted that this year's market has a more inviting look than in years past and is excited for people to come check it out.
The market features some returning favorites, including Jeff’s Organic Produce (of Cream Ridge, NJ), Alstede Farms (of Chester, NJ), Ort Farms (of Long Valley, NJ), all providing amazing fruits and vegetables. There is also a wide variety of prepared foods, from vendors like Paolo’s Kitchen, Hoboken Farms and Dr. Pickle.
Bonnie Brett Farms, of Lafayette, NJ, is a newcomer to the market. Managing Member Brett Singer says that his “1950’s style” farm will be bringing organic, free-range chickens, grass-fed beef, fresh eggs and Berkshire pork to the market. You will be able to pick up everything you need for some great meals right at the Farmers Market.
The Chatham Brass Band played for the crowd, keeping the environment lively and providing a flourish for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.