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Crisp Mornings Welcome Autumn to the Ramsey Farmers’ Market

This Sunday (September 20) is the popular Artisan’s Corner, followed by the annual Apple Festival on Sunday, September 27
and  Wellness Day on Sunday, October 4. There is more to on the schedule, but this will keep everyone really busy for a while.
Mo Green Juice rolls out their new “Black Magic” juice made with lime, orange, cold coconut water for hydration, maple syrup and edible charcoal…thus the name. Maureen, founder of Mo Green tell us her new juice is the perfect cleanser and even makes a “healthy margarita”! Mo Green Juices is the only cold pressed juice company approved by the FDA in New Jersey. Kudos to Maureen for this accomplishment.
Maria’s Gourmet Edibles now has close to 20 innovative and skillfully prepared stuffed breads from which to choose, including the Milwaukee- chocked with bratwurst, red cabbage and Irish cheddar. Are you thinking football? Maria’s outstanding line is perfect for appetizers or meals and even include a vegan selection called Napa with broccoli rabe, Moroccan olives and spices.
Blue Lotus Botanicals is celebrating the arrival of Fall with the return of their bestselling Botanically Infused Shea Butter. It’s hands down (no pun intended) the best “go to” product for super dry, cracked or chapped hands, feet or all over the body. Liz makes this organic fair trade shea butter even more therapeutic with infused herbs, calendula and comfrey, and whipped with essential oils for a light, creamy consistency. Liz won’t be at the market again until October 16, so stop by this Sunday if you need anything.
Lines form early at Pura Vida Fisheries for the best selections of fresh fish directly from the waters of the Hampton Bays. Ralphy will be glad to hold your purchases on ice while your shop. Want to pre-order? Ralphy says just give him a call during the week at 201-719-0229.
Stella’s Empanadas is back again with over 20 varieties of Argentinian baked empanadas- both sweet and savory. You’ll be amazed at her tempting selections and will want to take home a box full for the family.
Country Lane Cheezecake returns this Sunday with their creamy, delicious and innovative cheesecakes. Ellen’s variety pack is a sure bet with cheesecakes to please everyone.
This year alone, Luxx Chocolat‘s national awards were impressive and well deserved. Stop by to see what others already know about Lisa McCray Rogers exquisite, decadent and artistically designed chocolates.
Cracker master and creator, Teresa Alger, returns with Saratoga Crackers -her finely crafted, handmade crackers with explosions of flavors- perfect anytime. There are crackers and then there is the crowd pleasing Saratoga Crackers! Come find out.
We also want to welcome, for the first time, UNLESS Water with their bottled spring water, cleverly packaged in their patented repurposed, interconnecting storage containers.
Another first time guest is Sattva – Pure Plant Power with organic WHOLE grains, seasonal vegetables and flavorful spices all combined for a vegan and gluten free lunch or snack.
Joining us this Sunday for our once a month Artisan’s Corner will be Starsky & Hutch (handmade yoga tunics and saris), Silver Beak Studios and Bonnie’s Bauble and Beads (handcrafted jewelry), Feathered Friends (charming birdhouses), Pure Delights (fragrant candles), CJ Brown(handmade pillows, totes and more), A Good Turn by Sulli (handcrafted wood pens and wooden items), and Mud Lilly Designs (fine porcelain jewelry).
All this is going on at your favorite Ramsey Farmers’ Market, along with another fantastic chef demo with Chef Max Mraz from Ramsey’s own Shannon Rose Restaurant and the musical talents ofPete Holmgren. We should have another fantastic Sunday, so please gather friends and family and come on down.


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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