LINWOOD – The Linwood Farmers Market is back for its second year bringing all things local to shoppers. Home for the market is once again the back parking area in the Central Square Shopping Center where vendors have ample space to set up booths for their wares. The market will enjoy an 8-week run; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 16 through Nov. 4.

The effort will once again be on fresh, local and environmentally friendly. “The market will serve to support local growers and businesses by bringing the community together to shop, eat, talk, and cultivate a connection,” said Jaclyn Todd, one of the market organizers. “Our vendors will sell locally grown produce, locally produced food and locally crafted items.”

The organizers enlisted sponsors so shoppers will be able to pick up reusable bags as they enter the market area.

Returning vendors include Happy Valley Farm offering pesticide free produce, Ladle of Love with homemade soups, Sublime Seafood with fresh caught fish and seafood, Loving Locavore with her vegan delicacies like chili, stuffed peppers and homemade hummus. The talented chefs from Ventnor’s Red Room Café will be rolling and slicing gnocchi and other favorites while Upper Sandwiches just might have the cure for the morning munchies.

Look for Goji and their signature restored horse trailer that is now a mobile juicing bar along with Honey and Hive by Cape May Honey Farms, Kizbee’s Kitchen that offers yummy treats, J & T Farms, Johnny Ocean Enterprises, Big Dad Jams and Cannoli World for that sweet tooth. Look for Bianca del Mare with palm free organic oils and gemstone jewelry.

Also returning to the Linwood Farmers Market are RSK Doughnuts, Gail’s Eggs, Happy Valley Berry Farm, Sadia’s Tea and Coffee.

New to the market this fall according to Todd are Burly Woodcraft, Black Sheep Dog Treats that are all hand made for your favorite pooch, Gull Cove Soaps, Jar’d, Mankind and the OC Eatery.

The market will also offer different fun events each week including live music by Visions of Indecision on opening day, yoga, kids’ activities and crafts.

Todd explained that they put the Linwood Farmers Market effort together as part of C.R.O.P.S. or Communities Revolutionizing Open Public Spaces, a New Jersey nonprofit corporation.

For more information on the Linwood Farmers Market, follow them on Facebook.

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