Essex County News

Springfield Farmer’s Market is Back at New Location

Credits: Ellen Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Springfield Farmer’s Market has a new location this summer.  It is the front door of the Springfield Free Public Library.  Starting July 3, it will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays.  A satellite farm stand will be at the Springfield Community Pool.

Country Stand of Oxford, New Jersey will return with selections of fruits, vegetables, and baked goods. Two other vendors are confirmed with the possibility of a few others being added. The market will open just in time for the beginning of the corn and tomato season.

The Farmer’s Market was in the Municipal Lot in front of the cemetery the last few years.  

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Maplewood Police Blotter - Three Thefts Reported

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What's Open on Thanksgiving in Maplewood and South Orange

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MAPLEWOOD

Maple Leaf Diner (165 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood) is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maplewood Diner (1473 Springfield Ave., Maplewood) is open 24 hours.

Parkwood Diner (1958 ...

Maplewood Observes Veterans Day with Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11

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Music was provided for the observance by the Maplewood Concert Band under the direction of Steve Kimmons, Former Commander of the Eighth Air Force Band.

After the first musical number was played, Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca called the ceremony to order, and called ...

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Tuesdays, December 5, 12, 19 & 26

Thursdays, December 7, 14, 21 & 28

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See if you can spot the Batmobile and other surprises!

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