It had taken them months to get all the planning, bureaucratic paperwork, and inspections completed, and Vicki Burke and Tom Galfo could not be happier with Sunday’s, June 4th, turnout at the initial Jefferson Township Farmers Market. About 100 customers lined up waiting for the official ribbon cutting by Mayor Felter.
Galfo explained the market is based on the premise to grow and sell local to fill a community need. The initial offering included six vendors with an assortment of seasonal products that ranged from flowers and vegetable plants, for the home garden; to jams and jellies with custom flavors; honey from local bees; organic eggs; baked goods with unique ingredients; and essential oils and candles. As the season progresses, Galfo expects a variety of farm fresh produce to begin to appear from the local producers.
Local producers can reach out to Galfo at 973-919-5657 or Burke at 973-945-4043 if they are interested in joining the group. The market will be open every Sunday until October at the Municipal Complex.
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