Hopatcong Seeks $32K Grant For Farmers Market

Funds would support larger market, advertising.

The Borough Council agreed Wednesday to apply for a $32,000 grant from the New Jersey Highlands Council to expand the borough’s farmer’s market.

The market ran from June to October in the center o the borough and drew hundreds of visitors each week.

Councilwoman Marie Ryder Galante said the Highlands grant would be used to develop a better advertising plan.

“We also want to get a wine vendor and a cheese vendor,” she said.

Councilman Michael Francis said, “Last year was the first year and we want to make it bigger and better.”

In other business, Mayor Sylvia Petillo pointed out  a large stuffed lion sitting in front of the room.

She said she had spent part of the day with the Elks, who run an annual Christmas toy program. This year the Elks provided toys for 30 families, she said.

Later, she said, she got a call from the Family Self-Sufficiency program, which was able to provide up to six gifts each for an additional 14 children.

“The  lion is an example of the quality of the toys the children will receive,”  she said. “It is nice to have that connection,” she said of the Family Self-Sufficiency.

Rich Smith December 21, 2012 at 02:35 AM
The 2012 Farmers Market was a great weekly event and I hope next year will be even better. Congratulation to Councilman Francis and Councilwoman Galanti and everyone else who put in so much effort towards its success.
BeachBum December 21, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Bigger & Better in 2013
Nobody Important December 30, 2012 at 10:33 PM
The Farmers Market was great! I can't wait to have it back next year. I think that it is very good for our town.


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