Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that Bayonne Farmers’ Market will return for its fifth season on Tuesday, May 31, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It will run through October 25, 2016, rain or shine. The market will take place at a new location this year, Fitzpatrick Park, which is located on Avenue C, between 26th and 27th Streets. Fitzpatrick Park stands across the street from the south side of City Hall.
Mayor Davis said, “The Bayonne Farmers’ Market has become a popular feature of our community. We welcome the 2016 Farmers’ Market to the City Hall neighborhood, which will provide a great central location for Bayonne shoppers.
Participants this year will include both new and returning Famers’ Market businesses. The Opening Day lineup of participants includes: Lizzmonade, Baker’s Bounty (coming in June), The Empanada Lady, Paolo’s Kitchen, Just Delicious Kettle Corn, Dr. Pickle, Gourment Fruits and Nuts, Mike’s Bagel Chips, The Farmer and the Chick Pea (formerly City Girls), High Mountain Foods, Outer Limits Hot Sauce (joining in July), Pimento Grill (Caribbean Foods), JC Fish Stand, and Sparties Mobile Spa.
Last season, the Bayonne Farmers’ Market offered a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program with Ort Farms. CSA allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables. Weekly, from May until October, your farmer will deliver that share of produce to the Market for pick-up. CSA members pay for an entire season of produce upfront. This early bulk payment enables your farmer to plan for the season, purchase new seed, make equipment repairs, and more. Bayonne’s CSA was very successful last year and will be returning again this year. The famers’ market CSA program is unique in that it is customizable, so customers only get the produce that they want each week. Registration is ongoing. The first date for CSA pick-up is May 31. The CSA program offers three options: full, half and personal shares. CSA is a twenty-one week operation, from May 31 through October 25, with an assumption that. each customer has one week of vacation from the program. Eggs or cheese can be added to your share. Flexible payment plans are available.
More information and CSA applications can be found on the Bayonne Farmers’ Market Facebook page or at www.ortfarms.com. The link to the Farmers’ Market Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/BayonneFarmersMarket/.