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Farmers Market Returns to West Orange

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Stony Hill Farms. Credits: Kate Davenport
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Stony Hill Farms. Credits: Kate Davenport
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Caryn Feldman of Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit. Credits: Kate Davenport
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Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit. Credits: Kate Davenport
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Fresh flowers from Valley View Farms. Credits: Kate Davenport
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Honey produced by local NJ growers. Credits: Kate Davenport
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Garlic scapes are the top of the garlic plant and can be used just like garlic. Credits: www.freshformarket.com
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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Farmers Market has returned to West Orange. From June 28 until November 1, the Farmers market will be held every Friday behind town hall from 12pm-6pm.  Come and enjoy the fresh and delicious products sold by several local farms and vendors.

Stony Hill Farms was also part of today's opening,  with a large variety of produce and sweets for sale, perfect for a summer snack.  Stony Hill Farms is a family business run by Carol & Dale Davis. Aside from traveling to famers markets, Stony Hill Farms runs a Maze fun park that runs from September through November, perfect for a day out with the family.

Another long time vendor included Caryn Feldman from Gourmet Nuts & Dried Fruit LLC,  who offer a wide variety of nuts and dried fruits to choose from at a competetive prices. They are a local business, based in East Hanover and sell in 35 farmers markets in New Jersey and New York.

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Another local Farmer included George Fetzer from Valley View Farms, located in Newton, NJ, who has been selling fresh produce at the West Orange farmers market since its inception.  They had a beautiful selection of flowers for sale along with fresh produce, homemade dressings, and honey. In addition, Valley View was selling a unique and unsual type of produce called a 'garlic scape' for $2.00 a bunch.  Garlic Scapes are the curling tops of garlic plants, and are edible like the garlic bulbs. Valley View also sells in other farmers markets in Roselle Park, and Old Lafayette Village.  For more information on Valley View Farms; you can reach them at 973-579-7271.

Fetzer said as the summer progresses, expect to see a lot of variety in produce due to an early growing season.

The West Orange Farmers Market, sponsored by the Downtown West Orange Alliance, has prices comparable to local supermarkets.  Fresh farm grown tomatoes were $2.49 a pound, broccoli was $1.99 and cilantro was $1.49.  Purchase farm fresh produce and support the local growing community by visiting the farmers market.  All vendors today accepted credit and debit cards as well, though Gourmet Nuts required a $10 minimum purchase and an additional $1.00 charge for credit card usage.

 

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