SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta’s Farmer’s Market had a celebration for opening day on Saturday, June 1.  The ceremony began with Elizabeth DeGasperis singing the National Anthem.  Henry Masterson led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”

“Our ninth Sparta Farmer’s Market opening day was very special,” Co-founder Mitch Morrison said.

Two guest speakers added to the festivities.  Joseph DiPaolo, president of Atlantic Health’s Newton and Hackettstown Medical Centers and New Jersey State Senator spoke about the importance of supporting local farmers and food producers.

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According to Morrison more than 800 customers came to the market to purchase local vegetables, fruits, meats, honey, jellies, jams, sauces, breads, baked goods, cheese, prepared foods, eggs, granola, soaps and more. 

There were even baby goats to entertain and pose for photos.

The Sparta Farmer’s Market will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 89 Sparta Avenue in back parking lot, rain or shine.