I contend that it is one of the best parts of summer.
The Cranford Community Farmer’s Market is back!
Beginning Thursday, July 3rd, and running every Thursday thereafter through October, from 2:00 – 7:00, the market will be open and running at Cranford Municipal Lot #1, on the Corner of North Union and Springfield Avenues.
The market is sponsored by the Cranford Community Connection, and will feature locally sourced New Jersey treasures. These include local farm fresh produce, pickles, preserves, humus, fresh cheeses, and a seemingly endless variety of foods and other goods. Participating farms include Melick’s Town Farm, Peaceful Valley Orchard, Hoboken Farms, and Pickelicious. Also present will be local area merchants, including Cheese Please, The Juice House, and Patricia and Paul’s Oils. The market will be open rain or shine. And, get this . . . . . . the first twenty-five customers will receive a complimentary market bag. This is such a GREAT place to shop and try out locally grown foods and community merchant products. And it serves a higher purpose – the plan is for proceeds from the Farmer’s Market will be used to help fund a rain garden in Cranford!
The Cranford Community Connection is a committee that brings together members from different organizations to promote community spirit and involvement. Among the groups involved are the Downtown Management Committee, Chamber of Commerce, the Centennial Village Group, and Among Our Elements.
You have to go grocery shopping, anyway. Isn’t it better to support local farmers and businesses, and isn’t it more pleasant to shop in an outdoor market? And you won’t even have to fight one of those grocery carts with a spastic wheel!