The Harrington Park Green Team supports local farmers markets and farm stands. Members have been taking and posting photographs on FaceBook to get the words out to “buy Fresh, Buy Local”. Cindy Kennedy stopped by the River Vale Farmers Market last Thursday and found friendly “wine, chili, smoothie, bakery, fruits & vegetable, flowers, and ceramic vendors plus more…and it looked to be well attended”.
The River Vale Farmers Market is held on Thursdays from 12pm-6pm in the parking lot adjacent to the tennis courts at 406 Rivervale Road. The last market of 2014 will be held on October 30th. For a list of vendors (Stokes is there!) or for more information please look at http://rivervalenj.org/COM_farm.html
From their website: The market offers Jersey Farmers an opportunity to sell directly to consumers. It also offers local residents an opportunity to meet the people who grow the food that is destined for their tables. Freshness is not a question at our market, we know that it was picked hours ago, not thousands of miles ago.
For more information about local farm stands and markets, including hours and dates of operation, look at categories for “farmer’s markets” and click on 2014 Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Eat Healthy!