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Chatham Borough Farmers Market Opens 8th Season

Healthy Kids Day kicks off 2014 season on Saturday, June 21.

The Chatham Borough Farmers Market will open its eighth season on Saturday, June 21.

The market, located at the Railroad Plaza South off of Fairmount Avenue, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from June 21 to Nov. 22. The market will be held rain or shine and parking is free.

Here is a list of the 2014 vendors as of June 12.

This year's market will feature locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet pickles and olives, fresh guacamole, artisan cheeses, honey, eggs, dried fruits and nuts, herbs, pasture raised meats and poultry, Jersey made wines, flowers and local craft items.

There will also be a number of educational events held throughout the season. Opening Day will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, an annual tradition, on June 21. There will be an opening ceremony bell ringing at 8 a.m. followed by the announcement of the 2013 Sunflower Contest Winner. Market goers will be treated to a performance by the Chatham Brass Ensemble at 11 a.m. The following week will feature WMTR radio broadcasting live from the market.

The farmers market will also celebrate summer melons by hosting a Melon Mixer in July. Customers will be able to sample different melons that will be available for purchase from local farmers. Additional July events will include Story Time with Sara and a visit from acoustic folk rock trio, The Coteries.

August kicks off with our annual Peach Party, including an appearance by Northern New Jersey Peach Princess, Catherine Melick Bryant, and a peach tasting event. Later in the month is the highly anticipated annual Tomato Tasting & People’s Choice vote, when market-goers can sample tomatoes grown by local farmers and vote for their favorite. The month will end with the celebration of International Bacon Day.

For more information, visit the market's website: ChathamBoroughFarmersMarket.org. Schedule is subject to change.


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