The Morristown Farmers Market is on the verge of starting up for the season, meaning residents will soon be able to get fresh, locally-grown produce, meat and other products without having to go too far.
The Farmers Market will open its 22nd season on Sunday and will run each Sunday through Nov. 18 in municipal parking lot No. 10, located off Spring and Morris streets behind the . The market will be sponsored for the fourth year by the Morristown Partnership.
“We see it as an opportunity to draw people to the downtown to help support our mission to support our local businesses,” Morristown Partnership representative Jennifer Wehring said.
“We’ve done our best to try to keep a well-rounded market for our community members, offering fresh, local New Jersey produce and complimenting those New Jersey farmers with a variety of specialty vendors that offer baked goods, grass fed meats, pork and poultry as well as fish from the Jersey Shore.”
“You can get everything you need for a 'Jersey fresh' meal.”
The market will see all of its previous vendors return from last year. Wehring indicated that there are also a handful of vendors considering to attend this year’s market, although they are not yet confirmed.
“We’ll host six produce farmers as well as nine specialty vendors. I have two vendors that have not confirmed yet that would be new to the market, but we’ll say right now that we’re at six and nine,” Wehring said.
“They are all familiar faces from previous seasons. We’ve been very lucky that we have long-term relationship with many farmers and specialty vendors. A lot of them have been with us from the beginning.”
Special events on certain Sundays at the market are also in the works. A new feature for the farmers market this year will be “Wellness Sundays," which will take place on the fourth Sunday of every month and will feature exhibitions from local wellness-based businesses such as The Club at Morristown, North Jersey Family Acupuncture and Smith Family Chiropractic.
“Those businesses will be exhibiting alongside farmers and specialty vendors to offer promotions and consultations,” Wehring said.
Musical events will also continue on the second Sunday of every month from July to October.
“Local performers will come (to perform at musical events) and Morristown businesses can exhibit as well as vendors,” Wehring said.