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There’s A Hint Of Fall In The Air at the Ramsey Farmers’ Market

Yes, there’s a hint of fall in the air… and you’ll soon be able to find more apples, pumpkins and squash, along with plenty of our farmers’ “end of summer” vegetables and fruits. Hope you will step back and take a loo at the glorious array of colors on the tables at Matarazzo Farm, Blooming Hill Farm, Madura Farm and Orchards of Concklin. Picture perfect!

This Sunday we want to welcome TV personality and host of “Living Well”, Montel Williams, to our market. Montel will join us around 10:30 to visit our farmers and vendors, chat with market goers and also cook up a “surprise.” Why not come early to shop and stay a while.

Bill Kolvek, owner of Bill Kolvek Perrenials, tells us that September and October are the perfect fall months for planting perennials. Bill will bring more of his edible wintergreen berry plant named Gaultheria with lovely shades of edible red berries and scores of other perennials. And, if you are looking for deer resistant varieties of grasses – perfect for shade or sun – Bill will be glad to make suggestions.
Burt’s Mountain Honey returns this Sunday with all Wayne’s selections of honey and honey products, including comb honey. Have you noticed his jars of bee pollen and wondered how you might use this in your diet? Just ask Wayne about this healthy choice.
Hope you’ve had a chance to meet Hope, owner of Bounty Craft with her super selections of tasty granolas. Each batch of Hope’s delicious granola is skillfully crafted and delicious.
Melanie and Ray, owners of Anahata Cacao, promise to not only bring plenty of their fine, organic and free trade dark chocolate bars, but also their homemade chocolate syrup to make the perfect chocolate soda. Just a sip and you’ll be hooked!
If you missed Cactus Pete‘s Homemade Beef Jerky, you’ll want to make a stop to find a favorite or two from mild to spicy and even his very spicy, Ghost Biltong. Need a lift midday? Grab Cactus Pete’s and you’ll be back in the swing.
Last winter we had a visit from e-Desserts. It’s been a long time, so let’s welcome back Edith Paul with her tangy Lemon Curd. Not familiar with lemon curd? Edith would love to have you stop by for a sample and a jar or two.
This Sunday also marks the return of our lovely Sondra Tackett, ShopRite of Ramsey’s dietician. Last visit, Sondra chose papylo from Blooming Hill Farm to add to her surprise salad. Sondra loves to introduce new and exciting ways to “change up” your meals. She also includes her recipe for us. Welcome back.
Come join us this Sunday, where you’re sure to find friends- or make new ones. So come and enjoy the musical talents of Dean Goldman and bring the children for another innovative craft with Miss Lorraine.
Remember, your Ramsey Farmers’ Market is rain or shine… umbrellas work just fine and we still have lots of fun. Thank you




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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