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North Plainfield Farmer's Market Festival Rocks the Downtown

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Rick Barth launched the 2014 North Plainfield Street Fair with an accoustic set. Credits: NA Rudy
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The Norz Hill Farm provided the produce, pies and farm fresh eggs -- all locally grown and fresher than fresh. Credits: NA Rudy
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Mr. Ray put on an excellent show for the kids at the 2014 North Plainfield Farmer's Market Festival Credits: NA Rudy
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Kids joined Mr. Ray on stage to play instruments and sing songs at the 2014 North Plainfield Farmer's Market Festival Credits: NA Rudy
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Milan, of the Sour Goats, played the lunchtime set at the 2014 North Plainfield Farmer's Market Festival Credits: NA Rudy
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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- North Plainfield launched another summer of locally grown and healthy produce at the 2014 Farmer's Market Festival with performances from four different artists, veggies and more local food from Norz Hill Farm, hand made bars of soap from Mimis Natural Soaps, and hamburgers and hot dogs from local restaurant "The Brook."

"It's a beautiful day for the Farmer's Market Festival," said organizer Paul Alirangues. "All the vendors are local businesses and all the food is locally sourced."

Rick Barth launched the day with a set of rock and pop from the 60s to today, entertaining the early crowd of veggie fans digging through to find the best of the locally grown food.  He was followed by Mr. Ray , a children's entertainer who also includes credits such as touring with Meat Loaf. Mr. Ray sang some of his original songs and many classics, and invited local kids up on stage to play instruments and take the lead singing songs.  

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The Brook, a restaurant that focuses on burgers and ice cream on the corner of Greenbrook Road and Grove Street, went mobile and served a limited menu at the event.
 
"Paul asked us to come and support this local event," said The Brook owner Lino Pinho. "We're happy to be out here supporting North Plainfield and the Farmer's Market."

Milan Lazistan, a North Plainfield resident and the leader of popular central Jersey band Milan and the Sour Goat, entertained the lunchtime crowds with an accoustic set of standards and original songs played traditionally and reggae style.  Citizen's Band Radio, another central Jersey band, closed out the day with an hour-long electric set that engergized the entire downtown.

The Farmer's Market continues throughout the summer and into the fall every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Norz Farm and other vendors have fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade pies and deserts, soaps and other home items, and free range brown eggs.  

If other vendors and farms would like to participate, or if residents have a question, they can contact Alirangues via email or on Facebook.

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