GLEN ROCK, NJ – Looking to “create a positive and fun experience for the community,” a team of Glen Rock ladies put together a new summer program, Second Sundays, to begin this Sunday, June 9.
“I am thrilled to once again have an open-air market focusing on local and sustainably sourced products,” Councilwoman Arati Kreibich said. “I hope this becomes a gathering place for our community for these special Sundays, a place where we can slow down, meet our neighbors, and connect over food, music and art! Thank you to the Glen Rock Environmental Commission, the Glen Rock Green Team, the staff at the Borough and the Council for coming together to make this happen. I am looking forward to seeing many Glen Rockers on Sunday!”
The team, comprised of Councilwoman Arati Kreibich, Sara Froikin Gordon, Candace Lynch, Laura Occhipinti and Ann Marie Brennan, got together after public requests for a farmer’s market similar to the one that ran two years ago.
“It was hugely popular,” Brennan said. “Many people expressed their appreciation for the Market not only for the quality products but also for creating a positive and fun experience for the community.”
The women are a subcommittee of the Glen Rock Environmental Commission with support from the Council and the Green Team.
“It was not possible to coordinate a market for every Sunday during the summer and the fall,” Brennan said. “Instead, the market will now be open for 5 special days--Second Sundays beginning June 9, 2019!”
Second Sundays will occur 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine, 1 Harding Plaza at Borough Hall, the second Sunday of each month through October on each of the following dates: June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8 and October 13.
“We hope to create a festive community environment, right in the heart of Glen Rock that provides a place to shop for healthy food as well as local and sustainably sourced products,” Brennan said. “The market is a place to connect with friendly faces and to build relationships within the community among neighbors, farmers, foodies, and local businesses—all to the sounds of our talented, resident musicians!”
There will be “some very tasty specialty food vendors,” Brennan said, such as Dacha Live Cultured Veggies, Mangalitsa Live Pure Bred, Danish Baked, Rosette’s Baked Goods, So Tealicious and JT Straws Barbecue and Sweets.
Crafters include “two boss beads”, Great Falls Jewelry, Oh My Balm, and Winterton Wood Working. Musicians are local, and some bands feature students from Glen Rock High School.
The Glen Rock Environmental Commission and Green Team plan to host a booth to share information and opportunities on a broad range of environmental initiatives, such as rain gardens, composting, cost-effective energy audits for homes, environmentally friendly life-style choices, such as plant-based diets, and more.