Blairstown Farmers’ Market
Where local folks get their local food!
The Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network welcomes you to the 9th season of the Blairstown Farmers’ Market, sponsored by Newton Medical Center and REMAX Ridge Realty. Dedicated to bringing consumers and farmers together, this one-of-a-kind market will feature locally grown foods, all grown and/or produced in our beautiful area. Special market events throughout the season will include cooking demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, a Tour de Blairstown bike ride and seasonal food celebrations.
The Market fulfills a major role in the Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network’s mission to develop a local food system, where eating locally and seasonally is the first choice. Executive Director Kendrya Close explains, “We want to provide all residents in our area with a centralized location to obtain fresh, locally grown and produced food all grown by our farmers. Doing this while meeting your neighbors and helping to support your local farming community makes for an ideal family-focused experience!”
Now in our 9th year, we welcome back vendors with everything from meat to cheese, artisan breads to fruit, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods and all of the fantastic products you have all come to love and rely on. Specialty products such as Southern-style cakes, prepared dinners, soups and sauces, local cheeses, specialty cookies, berries, and pickles of all variety, local honey, and so much more!
The market now accepts EBT/SNAP (food stamp) benefits. This means you will be able to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables that arrive more quickly and fresher than those transported long distances from other states and countries. Simply bring your EBT card to the table with the sign that says “SNAP/EBT accepted here” at the Foodshed tent. The Market Manager will swipe your card for the amount that you want and give you Market tokens that can be used to buy groceries from stands at the market.
The Market, located on Route 521 across from the Blairstown Elementary School next to the Agway, will run every Saturday from 10am-2pm through October 29, 2016, and feature a variety of local farmers, artisans, speakers, workshops, musicians and children’s activities.
Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network
27 Main Street
P.O. Box 713
Blairstown NJ 07825
ph: (908) 362-7967
fax: (908) 235-4461
Blairstown Farmers' Market
5 Stillwater Road
Blairstown New Jersey