NUTLEY, NJ - 2018 is the best season to date at the Greenutley Farmers Market according to farmer George Aspprocola. Aspprocola Acres has been a part of the decade old market since it started in the municipal parking lot behind Raangoli on Franklin Ave.
According to Asprocola, the key to farmers market success is to "know your farmer." Patrons of the Nutley Farmers Market have the opportunity to meet the farmers and ask them about their products. This affords the opportunity to share information about where and how the food is grown allowing for a more informed choice.
The relationship between farmers and customers is based on honesty. Asprocola will be the first person to tell customers that his farm grows vegetables, and other than tomatoes, does not grow fruit. He gets apples, Italian plums, and other fruit from farmer friends. "Everyone loves my tomatoes," he told TAPinto Nutley.
The Nutley Farmers Market moved to North Franklin Ave for the 2018 season, putting the market in the middle of Nutley's brunch district. "Most people like the new location" Asprocola said. Some senior citizens complain about the walking, but some of that may be related to them not realizing that there is a vast parking lot behind the market with access from the driveway alongside Bella Luce. A township bus runs from the Nutley senior citizen housing buildings back and forth to the market several times each Sunday.
When asked about plans for 2019, Asprocola answered "Of course, I 'll be here."
The Greenutley Nutley Farmers Market runs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Municipal Lot No. 9 at 537 Franklin Ave. The market runs from Fathers Day Sunday to the end of October every year.
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