This year’s Holiday Markets will be held on Saturday, November 19, 10am-2pm and again on Saturday, December 3, 10am-2pm at the Burlington County Agricultural Center, 500 Centerton Road, Moorestown. Both markets will be held rain or shine.
“Our County Farmers Market has enjoyed another fantastic season and now we look forward to a strong finish,” said Dan O’Connell, Burlington County Executive Commissioner. “These are traditionally our two most popular markets of the year and feature extra artists and vendors. Whether you’re a newcomer to the market or a Saturday regular, holiday events are a must for anyone shopping for Thanksgiving or the upcoming winter holidays.
“The Holiday Market will feature dozens of farm and food vendors with an abundance of seasonal produce, cheeses, meats, coffees, baked goods, chocolates, craft beers, fruit and vegetable infusions, and more, plus more artists and crafters than we’ve ever had in any single market,” added Burlington County Commissioner Allison Eckel. “Residents shopping for their Thanksgiving tables or looking to jump into gift shopping for the holidays they will find everything in this single place.”
Farms and food vendors participating in this Saturday’s special market include: 1895 Organic Farm, Bart’s Flowers, Black Sheep Farm, Cranberry Hall Farm, Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, Durr’s Blue Box Produce, Little Hooves Romneys, Mill Creek Apiary, Pinelands Produce , Recklesstown Farm Distillery, Boheme Foods, Cheese etc. Mama Mama’s Polish Food, Our Souls Shine, Peewee’s Ice Cream, Simply Bella’s Simple Syrups, Sweet Melissa Goodness, The Fresh Fuze, Piping Bag Bakery, The Soup Bar, Third State Brewing, Tis So Sweet Bakery, Truly Seasoned, wild meal and Zed’s ale.
Another 37 artists and artisans will be at the market to sell their handmade creations.
“These are all small local businesses. Shopping from them at our market supports them and our local farms and communities,” Eckel said.
State Senator Troy Singleton also praised holiday markets for giving farms and small businesses a great place to market and sell their produce.
“The Burlington County Holiday Market is a fantastic way to get started in holiday shopping while supporting locally owned small businesses,” Senator Singleton said. “From one-of-a-kind gifts to tasty treats, there’s definitely something for everyone.”
In addition to foods and crafts, the Nov. 19 market will feature a cooking demonstration from Rod Homestead, live music, and bunnies from the 4-H Carrot Club. Toys for Tots will also be collecting new toys to hand out to children in need this holiday season .
Farmers Markets have been held on Saturdays in the spring, summer and fall since 2006 and have been credited with helping numerous local farm and small business vendors.
An average of 1,073 vehicles were counted at the Agricultural Center each Saturday during market days this year, including a record 1,470 during the July 16 market this year. The market was also recently voted one of New Jersey’s 10 most popular farmer’s markets in the American Farmland Trust’s annual poll.
“Words have spread about how wonderful our county farmers market is and it’s now a weekly destination that draws shoppers from all over the county and beyond,” Eckel said. “We are excited by the growing popularity of the market, but what we are most proud of is the boost it offers to local farmers and small sellers. Whether it’s saving farms from development with our County Farmland Conservation Program or supporting local farmers with the Agriculture Center and Farmers Markets, our county is 100% committed to keeping the county alive and vibrant. agriculture in our county.