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LV Green Market Set to Open Thursday

Locally-driven shopping experience comes back for second year.

On Thursday, April 5, from 3 to 7 p.m., the returns for its second season with a grand opening that’s sure to mobilize the entire community. Customers can expect the best local, artisanal food and handmade goods as well as lots of fun family activities.

Of course the market’s vendors, all of which grow or make their own wares, are the main attraction. Co-founders Kate Munning and Leona Harrington have scoured the area to collect the best local food in one place, from staples like vegetables, bread, cheese, and meat to treats like cupcakes, flowers, wine, granola, and coffee. Add to that a sumptuous array of handmade goods like soap and jewelry, and some beautiful berry plants and fruit trees ready for planting in your garden, and this event promises to be a regular spring celebration!

Here’s what our farmers and artisans will be bringing Long Valley Green Market this year.

  • Stone oven artisanal bread from Apple Ridge Farm
  • Black River Roasters coffee
  • Granola and biscotti from A Gardener’s Kitchen
  • Lemon and Blue Cupcakes
  • Meat and eggs from Mini Mac Farm
  • Naikid Soap
  • Berry plants and fruit trees from Old Orchard Farm
  • Old Schoolhouse BBQ Sause
  • Flowers and produce from Ort Farms
  • Picklelicious
  • Produce and seeds from Poplar Wood Farm
  • Handmade pottery from Rimi Studios
  • Jewelry by Strands of Enchantment
  • Sutton Family Farm cheese
  • Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe
  • Unionville Vineyards
  • Urbane Tea
  • And more exciting vendors in the works!

The list keeps on growing, so check www.longvalleygreenmarket.com for frequent updates.

On April 5, visitors will also be treated to live music and tasty samples from . And true to its mission to be a community-minded effort, the market’s grand opening will be host to fun and games to benefit local teen . The Girl Scouts are organizing face painting and a station for making get well cards for Glenn, as well as other activities to be announced.

The grand opening is just the beginning! Each week brings something new and creative. Chef Samara Salisbury will be cooking scrumptious food using our vendors’ marvelous ingredients. Everyone’s favorite children’s , Maria Birch, will be visiting for special farmers’ market storytimes. There will even be thrilling children’s scavenger hunts in the park next door. Keep an eye on the events calendar at www.longvalleygreenmarket.com to find out what’s coming up next.

Long Valley Green Market will be held every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. through the end of October. The market is producer driven, meaning that vendors are primarily allowed to sell products that they grow or make themselves. The emphasis is on local, sustainable agriculture—farmers producing good food and the community that supports them.  

For more information about Long Valley Green Market, call (201) 841-3287, email longvalleygreenmarket@gmail.com, visit www.longvalleygreenmarket.com, or find us on Facebook.

Information provided by Long Valley Green Market.

Tracy Tobin April 02, 2012 at 10:57 AM
I hope everyone turns out to support local businesses from Washington Township and surrounding communities. Fresh and unique products that are grown, made or produced locally beats imports from Asia, South America and Europe in terms of quality and supporting our friends and neighbors.
Trish Dochtermann April 04, 2012 at 10:37 PM
You need to say where the market is, and what the times it is opened. Thanks.
Tracy Tobin April 04, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Trish The market is open 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays starting tomorrow. That info is in the opening of the article. Location is next to the intersection of Columbia Trail and Schooley's Mountain Road, across the road from Zion Lutheran Church.
Joseph Keyes April 05, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Tracy, the market is from 3 - 7 p.m. Don't want anyone to miss out on the fun... I hope the weather cooperates!
Tracy Tobin April 05, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Joe Thanks for the correction. My typing skills are only exceeded by my singing voice.
Joseph Keyes April 05, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Tracy, If I didn't have my thumbs, I wouldn't be able to type at all. My mom used to tell us kids to "never get old." I should have listened to her...

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