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Farmers Market Season Ends, but the Harvest Continues

Fresh produce event closes its season with Christmas in October and looks forward to next year.

Courtesy Hopatcong Farmers Market
Courtesy Hopatcong Farmers Market

By Christy Rehe
Farmers Market Coordinator

As the cool weather creeps in, I am reminded of the season of thankfulness, a wonderful time of year when families come together around the table and say what they are thankful for. I am thankful to live in such an amazing community.
Thankful that even when the farmers market ends, farmers continue to sell produce long after the snow flies… Thankful our community believes in supporting our farmers who produce healthy, fresh and local foods. 

Thanks to them, we are less dependent on outside resources. We are thankful to all those who came to the farmers market this year and participated in the weekly prize drawing, petting the animals and enjoying the musical entertainment.

I am thankful to those who donated their unsold fresh veggies to the food pantry every week….thankful for Michael Francis and Marie Galate for greeting us happily every week.

Most of all, I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to work in this amazing community, filled with such hardworking, and incredible people. Thank you!

Two weeks ago the market celebrated its last Sunday of the 2013 season with the theme “Christmas in October.” A huge thank you goes to Santa and his Elf, who greeted the children and their families. It was an incredible sight to see so many families and friends bring together the community and share in the market together. I am thankful to have the most amazing vendors who generously provide an item each week for our market drawing.

Since the market has now ended, the market vendors will still be busy selling throughout the winter.

Here is a list of participating farmers and artisans:

Ideal Farms, Lafayette 
Treasure Grove /Alpaca Farm, Blairstown
High Mountain Foods 557A Rt. 46 Kenvil 
Sparta Mountain Farm 217 Sparta Mtn. Rd Jefferson
The Pear Tree Pantry Wharton 
Struble Gardens 14 Lakeside Blvd Hopatcong
The Santa Carver Hopatcong 
Lola’s Natural Alternatives Sparta 
Lazy Susan’s Granola Ledgewood
Maria’s Biscotti Lafayette 
Kafe’ Kaprys Washington 
Hummus Boss Lake Hopatcong 
Lakeside Maple LLC Hopatcong 
All Things Good Hopatcong 
DanaRay Farm Branchville 
Earth to Urban Hackettstown 
Fontain de Sante Byram 
Forest Acres Hope 
George’s Wine/Farmhouse Branchville 
Saltopia Infused Salts Hackettstown 
The Everlasting Garden Branchville 
Windy Brow Farm Newton 
Lucca Wood Fired Pizza Sparta 
Glenmalure Farm Branchville 
J&M Concessions Hopatcong 
Little Cake Bakehouse Long Valley 
Mosefund Farm Branchville 
Pampered Chef Branchville 
Red Barn Crafts Hopatcong 
Shireforge Farm Warwick 
Silver Birch Kitchens Long Valley 
Jade’s DJ/Karaoke Hopatcong 
Stillwater Station Band Hopatcong 
Kim O’Hara Clay Designs Sparta 
Top of Mountain Honey Bee Farm Highland Lakes
Rohan H. Shetty June 06, 2014 at 07:12 AM
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