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.
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.
West 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enter!
Other nearby markets include the Princeton Farmers Market and Pennington Farmers Market.
Faith, you really ARE our lifeline! Thank you, for savory and practical information on our markets, where we can fill our sustainable bags with the real, the beautiful, and the healthy. c