We’re into serious summer season now, and berries and all sorts of other goodies are appearing in the markets. Here’s what’s up at three of our local venues, and remember to bring recyclable bags.
The Forrestal Village Farmers Market takes place each Friday, 11:00am-2:00pm, through September 25, except for July 3 when they’re closed. July highlights are:
July 10: Meet, Greet, and Eat: Meet Lois Brown, author of Hypnotic Detox: Recipes for Well-Being. Learn to create health supporting habits by using the power of your subconscious. This event is from 11:00am-2:00pm.
July 17: Kiddie Day with granola and popcorn vendors and two child-friendly events:
Kids, Books, and Farms: A Farmer’s Market Story time presented by Jen Carson of LiLLiPies – Hey kids! Go to the market, grab some yummy fresh food, and hear a story. For kids ages 3-5. This event is at 11:30am.
Little Artists at the Farmers Market – Bring your little ones for a fun free painting party with Forrestal Village Pinot’s Palette. Canvasses, aprons, brushes, and paint will be supplied. For ages 5 and up. 11:00am.
July 24: Meet, Greet, and Eat – Meet Rachel Weston, author of New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table! Get a signed copy of her book, taste some delicious food, and chat with her about shopping and cooking the Jersey Fresh way. This event is from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
July 30: Little Artists at the Farmers Market – Bring your little ones for a fun free painting party with Forrestal Village’s Pinot’s Palette. Canvasses, aprons, brushes, and paint will be supplied. For ages 5 and up. This event is from 11:00am-2:00pm.
The Montgomery Friends of Open Space Farmers Market is open each Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm through October 24, INCLUDING on July 4. They send an email with each week’s highlights (and a coupon, yay!), you can sign up for that here.
And at the West Windsor Community Farmers Market, there’s an extensive lineup of activities and special events; they’re open every Saturday, from 9:00am-1:00pm, rain or shine, until the Saturday before Thanksgiving :
July 4: Music: Tonewheel, and:
Blueberry pie contest! (yours truly judges along with pros Karen Child and Jen Colello-Carson of LiLLiPies) – Local novice/home bakers are encouraged to enter! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your participation and receive simple rules to enter. Prizes go to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place pies.
July 11: Music: Mountain View, and Community Groups WWBPA (West Windsor Bike And Pedestrian Alliance); Princeton Healthcare System free blood pressure and health screenings; Yes, We Can fresh food drive for the Crisis Ministry, Massage by The Touch That Heals, and a cooking demonstration by Allie O’Brien at 10:00am
July 18: Music: Blue Jersey Band, and Community Groups Master Gardeners Of Mercer County: Plant and Insect Information; Eastern Service Workers; Friends Of West Windsor Open Space (FOWWOS); Sponsors Of The Day: Princeton Kids Magazine and West Windsor Little League.
July 25: Music: Don Lee, and Community Groups WWBPA (West Windsor Bike and Pedestrian Alliance); Princeton Healthcare System free blood pressure and health screenings; Yes, We Can: Fresh Food Drive To Benefit The Crisis Ministry; Massage by The Touch That Heals; Cooking Demonstration by Dorothy Mullen (Suppers Program) at 10:00am; Sponsor Of The Day: Hillcrest Urban Gardening.