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Best bet this Sunday: the Ramsey Farmers’ Market

We’ll bid farewell to July this Sunday at your Ramsey Farmers’ Market with another market day of fantastic happenings. Our farmers’ tables are bursting with the freshest, local vegetables and fruits as the season is well underway.

Speaking of fruits… those juicy yellow, white and donut peaches are on their way. In fact, we’ve scheduled our annual Peach Festival for Sunday, August 9, where we’ll have free giveaways, peach theme food items and, of course, our popular Perfect Peach Pie/Cobbler Contest, sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council. Contest rules are simple and fun for all amateurs- so break out those pie and cobbler pans and join us for a chance to win. Click here for pie entry.

James, owner of Champagne Tea, has his refreshing summer Berry, Berry Kombucha for us, along with his best selling Chaga made from the highly prized mushrooms long used in Russia. Why not Google chaga mushrooms and come on over to Champagne Tea to “check it out.”

We noticed True Foods had their new Detox Salad crammed with broccoli, cauliflower and carrots last Sunday and, boy, it was popular. This is just one of the tasty organic salad items offered, along with Pam’s popular stuffed organic burritos-satisfying and great to share.

It’s always a good idea to visit Ralphy at Pura Vida Fisheries early in the morning to find the best selections of fish directly from the waters of the Hampton Bays. Whether you choose scallops, squid, tuna, sea bass, porgies or others, Ralphy will be glad to hold your fish while you shop.

Feeling like “grillin”? Spice It Up has the perfect match for your meats, fish, and vegetables. Grilled fish- try Bourbon Pepper and Citrus Sea Salt. Grilled chicken- why not Larry’s Pueblo Chicken Rub.

Stop on by and see Liz of Blue Lotus Botanicals and check out her newest product- a super refreshing body spray featuring lavender, mint and sage-great for cooling off and those pesky hot flashes too. Blue Lotus also has a brand new poison ivy soap made with jewelweed and perfect to bring along while camping, hiking or anytime you may come in contact with poison ivy. Liz loves to answer your questions and will be waiting for your visit.

Country Lane Cheezecakes is back with us this Sunday and will have plenty of their signature Double Crusted cheesecakes and refreshing Lemon and Lime Zest too!

We’ve missed Cactus Pete and he’s finally back with his famous homemade beef jerky flavors- Biltong, Szechuan, Jamaican Me Crazy and Not So Crazy too- just to name a few. Whether you love mild, medium or hot, you’ll find several must haves!

Lisa, owner of Luxx Chocolat, will have all her national and international award winning fine chocolates and now another new one for us….Luxxelles Artisan Ice Cream Sandwich with vanilla bean or Chambord raspberry ice cream!

We love our visits from Executive Chef Josh Bernstein from Spuntino’s Wine and Tapa Restaurant in Clifton. Let’s see what Chef Josh will find when he shops our market to prepare for his demos at noon and 1PM. Clifton is only 20 minute from our market, so visit Chef Josh and grab a Spuntino’s menu for a future visit.

Award winning lecturer, raw food consultant and talented author, Karen Ranzi, is back with us this Sunday with her book, Creating Healthy Children. Karen will be glad to share her expertise on the benefits of raw foods for you and your entire family, to stop on by for a visit and her book signing.

Bring the children along to visit with Ms. Diane from the Learning Experience in Ramsey for a great children’s craft and Fred Scholl will entertain us with his soothing guitar tunes and fine vocals.

We hope you gather family or a few friends and come on down to your very own Ramsey Farmers’ Market. Even if you come by yourself, we bet you meet someone you know or make a new friend. A smile and a hello will be waiting for you. See you soon.

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 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.

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