Marlboro farmers market opens on Route 520

MARLBORO – The Marlboro Farmers Market is open for its first season of business.

The farmers market, on Route 520 just west of Route 79, opened on June 30. It will be open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Oct. 27, rain or shine. There is ample parking on site behind the vendor area. Handicapped parking is available at street level, according to a press release from the township.

“We have wanted a farmers market for years, so when we preserved the Stattel farm in 2017 this was the perfect opportunity and location to start one,” Mayor Jon Hornik said. “Bringing fresh produce to our residents, enhancing our commercial base and using this space for something that will actively engage the public is a win-win.”

Market vendors include Navtan Farms, LOCAL 130 Seafood, Cherry Grove Farm, Dogwood Farms, Picklelicious, Annie & Em’s Bake Shop, From the Garden Honey, Baker’s Bounty, Little Box Farms, Beyond Organic Growers and The Baklava Lady, some on an alternating schedule, with additional vendors expected to join, according to the press release.

Farmers who are interested in being considered as a vendor may send an email to CoGrO_monmouth@icloud.com or call 732-982-7842.

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cantretireyet

I do miss all the local farms we had in the area. Too many sold out to developers and some, like Casola after the passing of the old man who my family loved to talk to as we shopped for fresh produce, decided it would be easier to go into trees and shrubs (probably for all that new development). Nice to see that we will still be able to get produce from farmers in this part of the township rather than going to Route 9 or Route 34.

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