Summer is really, really here!! We hope to see you this Sunday at your favorite Ramsey Farmers’ Market, where extra tables are being added by our farmers, Blooming Hill Farm, Matarazzo Farm, Madura Farm and Orchards of Concklin, as more and more extraordinary vegetables and fruits come in to season.
Steve, owner of B&B Jams, will feature Cherry and Sour Cherry Jam this Sunday made with fruits from Orchards of Concklin. Last week we saw plenty of strawberries, raspberries, and cherries on hand. We’re so proud of our vendors, who readily incorporate fruits, vegetables and herbs from our local farms in their products.
True Foods offers plenty of choices for organic prepared salads, soups and even stuffed burritos! Last week Pam had added a new Quinoa Lentil Salad with Ginger Curry Dressing. So refreshing and healthy too!
Nadine, from Blooming Hill Farm, has promised to “pull it together” and start grilling again soon. Let’s hope it is this weekend, just follow your nose for the enticing fragrance of grilled vegetables.
Samosas on your mind? Samosa Shack returns this Sunday with Mina’s fine selections of her popular South Asia pastry snacks- both savory and sweet. Why not pickup some for the week- they freeze well too.
Anahata Cacao is back with Melanie and Ray’s free trade, organic, vegan, “bean to bar” outstanding, dark chocolate bars. Yes, that’s a lot of adjectives and all meaningful. Who doesn’t love chocolate and Anahata Cacoa is super fine.
This Pie Is Nuts! Literally. Welcome, for the first time to our market, This Pie is Nuts, where you’ll discover an entire pie made of nuts with fillings, creamy and decadent and also certified vegan, paleo, gluten free and kosher.
Famous food writer, culinary educator and organic gardener, Rachel Weston, will visit us on Sunday to sign and talk about her new book “New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table”. Thank you Rachel.
Executive Chef Max Mraz, from Ramsey’s own Shannon Rose, will join us for chef demos around noon and 1PM. Chef Max will shop our market in the AM and demo his culinary talents for us to enjoy.
Listen to the fine vocals and music from Mark Bodino to entertain us, along with a visit from the non profit Health Barn USA, where youngsters learn the benefits of organic farming and healthy living.
It promises to be a warm day at the market and we will have water for your pet, but please remember that an air temperature of 86 degrees equates to an asphalt temperature of 135 degrees. It just may be too hot for their tender paws.
The market continues its commitment to support local farming and a sustainable community, focusing on recycling, ways to reduce your carbon footprint and community wellness. The market’s Pay It Forward program collects donated non-perishable foods from market patrons and fresh produce from farmers- all delivered to the Center for Food Action in Mahwah, NJ each week.
The non profit Ramsey Farmers’ Market is sponsored by the Ramsey Historical Association and supported by the Borough of Ramsey. Visit http://www.ramseyfarmersmarket.org for a complete list of vendors, festival and special events, music, chef demos and dedicated business sponsors. The market is always free and free ample parking is available. Call 201-675-6866 for further information.