Beginning Thursday, June 23rd the Kearny Farmers Market will be opened for business. Shoppers will enjoy “JERSEY FRESH” produce like just picked strawberries and blueberries, honey, specialty cookies and breads, and herbs and flowers. AND ON OPENING DAY ONLY, the first 100 market customers will receive a FREE plant to help start their own home growing season.
Also during the market year, shoppers will receive a FREE earth friendly bag reusable canvas shopping bag as long as supplies last, for the purchase of over $10 at any individual vendor. During the months of July and August, a $1 discount coupon will be available to customers that spend $10 or more in a Kearny Market individual vendor. All of the giveaways are courtesy of the Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone. Senior vouchers are available at the Kearny Health Department.
On most Thursdays, during the summer of the 2016 Kearny Farmers Market season, the Kearny Public Library will be hosting Garden Thursdays, featuring live musical entertainment in the library garden. On the June 23rd Farmers Market opening day, the Don De Pascale Jazz Duo will perform starting at 1pm in the Kearny Pubic Library Garden.
“We are really proud of the popularity of the Kearny Farmers Market. We expect that this 11th season will be even better than before.” said Councilwoman, Susan McCurrie. “Where else can you shop Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables, receive a free canvas bag, a free plant and listen to wonderful live music?” she asked.
Mayor Santos asked for residents to support New Jersey Farmers by coming out and shopping at the Kearny Farmers Market on Thursdays. “There’s such a great variety and freshness of fruits and vegetables, as well as breads and cheeses. You will not be disappointed.” stated Mayor Santos.
The Kearny Farmers Market will be located on Garfield Street, between Kearny Avenue and Chestnut Street, adjacent to the Kearny Public Library. The market will be held every Thursday through October, from 12 noon to 6 pm.