Area farmers markets hit the home stretch

We’ve been at peak summer season for a few weeks now, but are quickly heading into fall. Here’s some of the news I’ve recently received from area markets.

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31 & Main Farmers Market at Campus Town

Campus Town is located adjacent to The College of New Jersey,(GPS address: 1928 Pennington Road/Route 31) in Ewing, and kicked off its inaugural Market season in mid-June. The market is open Sundays, rain or shine, from 10:00am until 2:00pm through October 30.

Items available feature a variety of conventional and organic fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, honey, cheese and milk.  Check their website for a list of vendors and remember they have live music weekly.

The 2016 market is June 4 through October 29 Saturdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  It is located at the Village Shopper II,1340 Route 206, across from ShopRite in Skillman.  Montgomery Friends of Open Space operates the Farmers’ Market as part of its mission to support NJ farmers and producers and open space.
Montgomery Friends of Open Space operates the Farmers’ Market as part of its mission to support NJ farmers and producers and open space.   
Market Coupon: Customers of Montgomery‘s Farmers’ Market can get their own shopping coupon by signing up for their email list at the market.

20150620_153305West Windsor Community Farmers Market

The Market runs weekly, rain or shine from 9:00am-1:00pm until the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Of note in September, the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance will collect bicycles on September 17 for the Trenton Area Bike Exchange. Also on September 17, our market manager will lead a cooking demonstration of simple and healthy lunch ideas with the help of students from West Windsor.

New this season, the WWCFM will accept SNAP/EBT (food stamps) offering food access to the community at large. Shoppers using food assistance benefits should visit the Market Information Tent to swipe their Families First EBT card to obtain market tokens for shopping throughout the marketplace. In addition, several farms accept WIC/FMNP & Senior FMNP vouchers for fruit and vegetables.

The Market also continues to offer “Market Bucks” tokens for visitors short on cash or shopping at some of our vendors who don’t accept credit cards.

Check their website for each week’s special events, which include their Home Baked Apple Pie Contest September 24 – email wwcfm@yahoo.com to enter!

Other nearby markets include the Princeton Farmers Market and Pennington Farmers Market.

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