SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- August 5-11 is National Farmers Market Week, an annual celebration sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that highlights the important role farmers markets play in the nation’s food system.

Now in its 19th season, National Farmers Market Week takes place during the first full week of August. It allows farmers markets to take center stage and helps showcase the impacts of farmers markets on their communities. These markets stimulate local economies, increase access to fresh, healthy food, and promote sustainable farming practices that protect our water and soil. 

"The Scotch Plains Farmers' Market begins each May and runs through November. Our popular open-air market is celebrating its 26th year, and is considered one of the best in the area," says Jeff Stein, who helps oversee the market for the Scotch Plains Business and Professionals Association. "Here you will find only the 'Best of the Best Vendors' with an engaging variety of fresh grown local produce, delicious handmade baked goods, and gourmet-style food products."

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The Scotch Plains Farmers' Market takes place in downtown Scotch Plains at 430 Park Avenue, adjacent to the Municipal Building in the municipal parking lot each Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The 2018 vendors include: 

  • Asprocolas Acres
  • Backiel’s Lithuanian Bakery
  • Bang Cookies
  • Chef Ido's Finishing Sauces
  • Cherry Grove Organic Farm
  • Corner-Copia
  • Ester’s Treats
  • Florence Ravioli Company
  • Gourmet Nuts & Dried Fruits
  • John's Meat Market
  • Stefan's Polish Specialties
  • Live, Love, Granola
  • Mia's Lemonade Stand
  • Ort Farms
  • Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsamics
  • Pickle Licious 
  • The Salad Basket
  • Soul Bowls
  • Stella's Empanadas 
  • Tassot Apiaries

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