Organizers: Eatontown Farmers' Market Already an Early Success

Market began July 29 in downtown Eatontown


Organizers are already excited after the first two weeks of the

Market Manager Pamela Caputo said the market had about 500 visitors last Sunday, and that she expects double that today, Aug. 12.

Caputo said the market will now begin at 10 a.m. to accommodate some of the participating vendors who pick their produce on Sunday.

One of those vendors is Krowicki Farms, which will arrive with corn, eggplant, plum tomatoes, blackberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, peaches, nectarines, pluots, peppers, zucchini squash, onions, potatoes, beets, garlic, radishes, scallions, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, figs, string beans, lima beans, honey dew melon, chrenshaw melon and okra, according to Caputo.

For those looking for something freshly-baked, Breadsmith will be on hand with an assortment of artisan, preservative-free loaves of bread, slices of foccaccia, scones, cookies, brownies and crumb cakes.

Romarsi Organic Pesto will be selling their signature pesto and ReCreate will be bringing along their unique creations.

Amish CreamRich Farm will have organic, grass-fed hamburgers and hot dogs that can be grilled and eaten at the park.

High Mountain Foods will have flash frozen crab cakes, coconut mango-encrusted tilapia fillets, and a variety of ravioli.

Gourmet Nuts, Dried Fruits, and Organic Figs will be a new addition to the market this weekend with some healthy snacks.

Next week, homemade dog treats created by Jode's Happy Trail will available for visitors canine companions.

The farmers' market is held each Sunday and free parking will be available in the three municipal lots on Throckmorton, Broad, & Lewis Street.

Thomas A. Blasi August 12, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I was there today to check it out. My only complaint is that the venders don’t post prices & so one must ask the price of everything.
Paul August 13, 2012 at 03:16 PM
That's to prevent sticker shock???
Mesmerize August 13, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Thomas, thanks for mentioning that. Been meaning to stop by this farmer's market, but maybe I won't now. I hate asking for prices! Whether it's at a retail store, a craft festival, a yard sale, whatever it may be. It's a big turn off for me. I like to see prices up front because I'm sort of on a budget, and I like to calculate in my mind what or how much I can afford to buy, BEFORE I actually pick out what I want and have the vendor tally it up. But if I don't see prices at all, it's very likely that I will pass that stand or table by and find one that does. I hope some of those vendors read this and realize that maybe some other shoppers might share this perception too.
Abby August 13, 2012 at 06:04 PM
I was thrilled to learn of the new farm market in Eatontown. I've been to the market each of the three weeks that it's been open and have purchased items from the produce farmer, Breadsmith and from High Point Foods. The spinach and roasted garlic ravioli was delicious -- none of the filling oozed out when cooking!! Love the cookies, whole grain bread and cinnamon rolls from Breadsmith The white corn was the sweetest and the plums and peaches the juiciest! I look forward to seeing new vendors soon. As for the prices, while I too am on a budget, I'm not too concerned as they can't be any more than the prices you'll pay at the local supermarkets for organic products.
flo August 15, 2012 at 01:22 AM
The price of the produce is GREAT!!! The fruit and veggies are picked an hour before they are sold and for $13.00 I got corn, huge peaches, plums, eggplant and grape tomatoes. It is all fresh and organic and local. I'll be shopping every week.


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