MORRIS PLAINS — The Morris Plains Farmers Market will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on opening day, June 11. The Market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday through October 8 at 771 Speedwell Avenue, the Speedwell Avenue Extension, across from The Plaza Restaurant and Taylor’s Consignment Shop.
Provident Bank has sponsored the Market from the beginning – 20 years of community support. The Market started in June 2003, at the suggestion of resident Mary Beth Soutar.
Special Opening Day events include music, and the opening of the Morris Plains Model Train Club exhibit (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) – bring the kids! Be sure to check out the free monthly drawing!
On Opening Day, the Morris Plains Education Association will be selling tickets to the Morris Plains Garden Tour, to be held on June 18.
From the first day, Ort Farms has provided the freshest fruits and vegetables, hormone-free milk, eggs, pies, honey, jams and jellies, and locally raised beef, and pork! Early season specialties are strawberries, peas, and asparagus. Strawberries, asparagus, and peas are in season! Don’t miss out.
Also our Market from the beginning is Hoboken Farms. Come early because their favorites sell out quickly! Croissants, scones, crusty breads and rolls, fresh mozzarella cheese, Hoboken Farms’ signature pasta sauce, Griggstown famous chicken pot pies, frozen fish, and ravioli, to name a few of their offerings.
Market favorite Pickles & Olives offers a variety of barrel pickles, and gourmet olives – get in line as they are always busy. Paolo’s Kitchen offers prepared dinners, chicken meatballs, and salad dressings. Pies and Quiches joined us last year and frequently sell out of their varieties of quiches, and specialty pies – all in 4-inch and 6-inch sizes.
Back again will be Nothing Bundt Cakes with 10 flavors of cakes topped with their signature cream cheese frosting.
Zabka Polish Specialties will not disappoint with its stuffed cabbage, variety of pierogies, bean soups, kielbasa, chrusciki, babka, and mustard.
Local artists and crafters, such as Burning Love Organics, offer candles, soaps, and body products from natural ingredients, custom jewelry, and essential oils. A Krafte Production has Baby Bodysuits, Seasonal Dish Towels and Signs, Creative Canvas and Cards, and Custom Art for Special Occasions.
Various other special local guests will have tables throughout the season. The Morris County Department of Health will offer free blood pressure screening on June 18.