The Washington Farmers’ Market will kick off its season with plenty of family-friendly “Green” fun.
The award-winning Washington Borough Farmers’ Market opens its 2016 season on Saturday, June 4, with a GreenFest theme, live music, and a variety of vendors.
The market then takes place every Saturday, from June 4 to September 24, including holidays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be held along Route 57, anchored in the Downtown Pocket Park, located at 44 E. Washington Ave.
On June 4th, the day will feature a host of educational and fun games for all ages in conjunction with the GreenFest. The GreenFest Team “strives to raise awareness regarding environmental concerns and how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by selecting sustainable, eco-friendly products and services, reducing energy consumption, conserving water, and limiting their dependence on fossil fuels.”
Among the many activities and special participating “Green” vendors and organizations are Horses 4 Hope pony rides, Priscilla & Spartacus the potbellied pig, Sustainable Sages 4H Club and petting zoo, Feather & Fur 4H Club, Project Medicine Drop – Warren County Sheriff’s Office, It Works – all natural/organic/botanical beauty care products, Upcycle it All – repurposed items, Shop Rite Nutrition Services with Carly Sopko, Weeble Wobble Bee Keeping – importance of honey bees & other pollinators, Musconetcong Watershed Association, NJ Highlands Coalition – Clean Water Supply, League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club NJ Chapter – environmental issues specific to Warren & Sussex counties, Warren Gardening Club, Yukchuk, composting containers, and Earthly Goods Woodburning. Students from Warren Tech and Warren Hills will also be on hand with their respective clubs and organizations.
Activities also include “Bag It” Movie Screenings in ARCANA Toys, Games, and Hobbies and The ARC Paper Shredding Service at Serendipity for only $10/box. The event will also collect non-perishable food donations for the community food pantry.
The Green Team also invites you to bring an old T-Shirt to turn into a no sew tote at a special workshop. Workshop.
Two special attractions for the kids:
Washington Boro Clean Communities – Free Wildlife Windsock CRAFT, “Critter & Litter wildlife display,” Nature coloring books, & Free Nature Book Drawing-Dawn Publication nature stories; and the Karen Nash Memorial Butterfly Garden – Community BUTTERFLY RELEASE at Noon-Painted Lady Butterflies, Pollinator Plant info, & Exhibit:Memorial School’s Monarch Quilt, and Unique FREE CRAFT- WILDLIFE SAND ART DESIGNS “Critter & Litter craft – butterflies & beyond” – sponsored by Warren County Clean Communities,
In addition to the GreenFest activities, there will be face painting and pony rides for kids, and singer-songwriter Lee Larson will perform from 10:30-12:30. There is never a cover charge for the public to attend Farmers’ Market events.
This year’s weekly Farmers’ Market vendors include:
Zips Fresh Produce: farm fresh fruits and vegetables
Asbury Village Farm: certified naturally grown fruits and vegetables
Weeble Wobble Honey Farm and Produce: fresh produce, and beeswax, pollen and Propolis
Four Fields Farm: pasture-raised pork, chicken, heritage turkey and lamb
Stone Row Acres: fresh cut flowers
Greenbytes Farm: fresh picked herbs and vegetables, and local honey
The Nutty Baker: nut-based cookies made with natural ingredients; grain/gluten, sugar, dairy, egg and soy free; Vegan and Paleo friendly
Wild Flower Designs: upcycled and recycled hand-decorated personal accessories and home décor.
Crafty Diva Designs: handmade paper crafts and gifts
do good! Goods: eco-friendly, hand-made candles crafted in the USA using non-GMO, grown in the USA, premium soy wax with TruScent fragrance oils made in the USA; lanterns and candle holders made from recycled bottles
Scentsy: wickless warmers, wax bars, lotions, air fresheners, room sprays, and more.
- Oh You, TEAse: artisan tea blends
For more information, please contact the WBID, firstname.lastname@example.org, via the BID’s website at www.washingtonbid.org, or call 908-689-4800.
Visit the Farmers’ Market Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonBoroughNJFarmersMarket.
Please Note: The Washington Farmers Market and GreenFest is seeking additional vendors. Craft vendors are also welcome. If you are interested in becoming a Farmers’ Market vendor contact Josephine Noone at email@example.com or 908-310-4959.