NW NEW JERSEY WINTER FARMERS MARKET
Foodshed Alliance Alliance Farmers’ Access Network teams up with local farmers to bring a winter farmers market to Newton, NJ
On November 2nd, the Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network will host the grand opening of the Newton Winter Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Newton Medical Center.
Now in its THIRD year, the market is dedicated to bringing consumers and farmers together, this “one of a kind” market will feature local foods and goods, all grown, produced and/or raised within a 25 mile radius of the area. Eating and shopping locally is something we can now do year round not just during the summer! The winter market will allow farmers’ an outlet for their products during the entire year and allow the community to have access to locally-grown, fresh food throughout the changing seasons.
The Foodshed Alliance and the Blairstown Farmers’ Market is joining forces with the Sparta Farmers’ Market to continue to develop a local food system, one in which eating locally and seasonally can be your first choice. Director Kendrya Close explains, “We want to provide all residents in our area with a centralized location to obtain fresh, locally-grown and produced, meats, cheeses, breads and produce all grown by our farmers within our foodshed. Doing this the entire year only serves to strengthen our sense of community and continue to foster a locally resilient economy!” The market also provides a wonderful opportunity for collaboration between the businesses on Spring Street in Newton and the Foodshed Alliance to further foster the idea of shopping, buying and eating local.
Vendors will include everything from meat to cheese, eggs, prepared foods, fruit, artisan breads, baked goods, and as much winter produce as our farmers can grow. The Market will run every Saturday from 10am-1pm from November through April and will be located on Spring Street in Newton at the Springboard Shops, 145 Spring Street, Newton, NJ. The Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network is grateful for the dedication of the community, the support of the Town of Newton, the and the generous sponsorship of Newton Medical Center.
Township of Newton
For more information, contact the Foodshed Alliance Farmers Access Network.