Beginning Thursday, June 22nd 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.
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 2017 Kearny Farmers Market season, the Kearny Public Library will be hosting Garden Thursdays, featuring live musical entertainment in the library garden. On June 22nd Farmers Market opening day, we will feature an outdoor concert with returning Mariachi Cetlalli, a very talented mariachi band which features some of the most experienced musicians in the area playing both traditional Mexican music as well as more recent, popular styles. They will perform starting at 2 pm in the Kearny Pubic Library Garden.
“We are really proud of the popularity of the Kearny Farmers Market. We expect that this 12th 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 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 Avenue 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. Join us throughout the summer months for more Garden Concerts: Mariachi Cetlalli (with a return performance on July 13 at 2 pm), Joel Perry on July 27 at 2 pm and B.D. Lenz Trio on August 10 at 2 pm.