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Here’s who will be at the market this week:
Part Time vendors:
 

Designs by Cindy Lou:

This week check out Cindy’s handmade dish towels–created out of vintage table cloths, you can’t get these prints anywhere else.
Dishtowels handmade from vintage tablecloths 
Our featured vendor for 7/19: 
 
Sue’s House of Fudge has a new truck to keep their traditional and not-so-traditional fudge flavors the perfect temperature and the perfect taste. Check out their vendor spotlight.
 Your fudge at the perfect temp
Whats new this week:
Peace & Carrots has all of your favorite in-season greens, plus so much more. Laura will be bringing Suyo Long cucumbers, as well as others. And carrots will be here! Plus, they’re still producing lots of lettuce and other yummy greens, too.
Suyo Long Cucumbers
Simply Planted, a retail and wholesale greenhouse, carries high-quality annual and perennial plants. This week they have perennials in 8″ pots–a steal at $8/each–or buy three and get the fourth free. They also have beautiful hanging baskets, and these are buy one, get one free!
Ideal Farms In addition to all their lovely vegetables, they have fresh cherries, peaches, and blueberries. Plus, they will be bringing their own award-winning corn starting this week!
West Milford Confection Connection Carrie Longacre has a variety of gluten-free, vegan and nut-free treats in addition to her traditional selections.This week she has vegan coffee cookies made with applesauce. Try them for 50 cents a cookie–or a 5 pack is only $2.
Pie Eyed Bar Pies has homemade soups, ready-to-heat dinners, as well as their famous pizza pies. Try their chicken parm with penne, Poppy’s homemade meatballs, or an eggplant parm. Take them home, cook them up–dinner is served.
Pickle Licious has a variety of ways to enjoy pickles, garlic and olives. Try their sweet pickle chips this week.
Top Of The Mountain Honey carries a variety of local honey. This week they’re debuting their new flavor! But it’s a surprise … Come and get a sample at their booth, because you’re gonna want to buy it.
Empanada Lady: From sweet to savory, the Empanada Lady has the best, most authentic empanadas around.

The weather may be hot, but when has that stopped us from ordering dessert? Try Gladys’ dessert empanadas for a new twist on old favorites: guava and cream cheese, strawberry nutella, peach cobbler, apple pie, and banana nutella varieties are all available now.
Corbett Cookie Bar Kitchen has pretzel brownie bars, and piña colada bars…mmmm…
Musician:
Please welcome Larry Mandon to the music tent from 4-6pm.
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Larry Mandon, a resident of West Milford for over 40 years, has been performing as a solo artist and member of several bluegrass bands since the early 1970’s. When playing solo, his repertoire includes fingerstyle guitar of the southern Appalachians, also known as Piedmont style, as well as blues and folk music. He was a member of the Ramapo Ramblers bluegrass band for 10 years as a mandolin player, and later played guitar and mandolin with the Jersey Mountain Boys. He is now a founding member of the Growing Old Disgracefully Bluegrass Band. Larry also teaches guitar and mandolin.

Discover Larry Mandon on Facebook

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Shore-style fudge, made fresh in the NJ Highlands

Susan Garbowski, fudge maker extraordinaire, is a Vernon resident. She always loved to cook and bake, and when she was younger, began her love affair making chocolate by melting chocolate into molds for Christmas. Next came gingerbread houses, and before she knew it, she was making fudge.

 

The business official began in September of last year in conjunction with her husband, Keith. They were inspired by childhoods at the Jersey Shore…

 

“It’s that wonderful smell when you walk  into the fudge shop,” Sue said. “Knowing we can’t go home without getting our fudge and taffy,” is what prompted her to begin Sue’s House of Fudge.

 

Their fudge is always fresh and made with  real cream and butter. Chocolate Peanut Butter and Maple Walnut are their best sellers, but Sue said her favorite is Raspberry Swirl.

 

“You can buy Fudge pre packaged at anywhere. Like the shore, we cut to order. You can mix and match flavors,” Sue said. “People tell me they love that they can get this selection without having to go to the shore.”

 

Despite being shore-quality, all of Sue’s fudge is made fresh at a firehouse in Wayne, NJ.

DISCOVER Sue’s House of Fudge:

Proprietor, Susan Garbowski

sueshouseoffudge@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Sues-House-of-fudge-309868792699314/?ref=page_internal

 

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We had loads of lettuce from our community gardeners last week–2 full crates!  We also

harvested radishes, peas, kale, arugula… so much abundance.

 

Because of the literal AMPLE HARVEST, we were able to donate to two

pantries –West Milford Presbyterian and St. Joseph’s. Thank you everyone for your continued support.

 

We accept produce donations at West Milford Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays by 6:30PM–If you grow too much, don’t let it go to waste …. Share it with those in need!

 

Look for the cooler at the market entrance. Each week, one of our local food pantries will receive the fresh produce and make sure it goes to those in need. Thank you for your support!

 

This week’s donation will go to Queen of Peace

 

Note that produce must be fresh and suitable for eating.

We are proud that Ample Harvest started here in 2009. We continue to reach our local food pantries with fresh produce by allowing gardener’s such as you to donate rather than let your precious plants go to waste.

 

For more information on the program please see our page at:

http://www.sustainablewestmilford.org/ample-harvest-west-milford/

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This week the West Milford Presbyterian Church is holding their yearly Vacation Bible School, and for our children’s safety the market will be closed.
 
However, the Market will return next Wednesday, July 19th, and we are looking forward to seeing Peace and Carrots’ carrots (of course!), and corn at Ideal Farms. Sue’s House of Fudge will have their new refrigerated truck, and the Empanada Lady will have her famous dessert empanadas.
 
Also, you won’t want to miss Larry Mandon in the music tent, plus so much more on the 19th!.
 
Hope to see you at the market… until then, have a great week!
 
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Pure Goodness. Sweet Taste.
We are sugarmakers. Tapping trees and producing 100% pure maple syrup from the foothills of the Adirondacks.
Once upon a time, there was a loud family from suburban New Jersey who bought property in the quiet foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, and happily played on quads and snowmobiles, had bonfires and fireworks over the lake, and planted apple trees and fields of grasses to attract wildlife. Then one day, Papa Bear decided to try his hand at making maple syrup.
“I am going to tap maple trees and make our own maple syrup,” he proudly proclaimed.
“What are you talking about!?” Mama Bear said with the look of, here we go again.
And just like that, Jersey was in the sugaring business. We hope you like the taste of our maple products. They are made with a lot of heart.
In addition to the different grades of syrup we sell, Our Woods also carries maple sugar–an all-natural 1:1 replacement for refined sugar (it’s simply maple syrup, heated, whipped, and turned into granulated sugar), maple crumbles (perfect for topping yogurt, oatmeal, lattes, or anything that needs a touch of sweetness), maple lemonade with no artificial sweeteners or simple syrups, and even bacon-peanut-butter-maple dog treats–because if you deserve a healthy sweetener, your best friend does, too!
In addition to finding us at the WM Farmer’s Market, check out our website to see where we’ll be next, and to discover great maple recipes.  If you find a product you like, we’ll even ship it to you–orders over $25 in the Northern NJ area are delivered free.
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We wish you and yours a very Happy Independence Day and look forward to seeing you at market this Wednesday, July 5th!
Please note that there will be no market next week (Wednesday, 7/12), so be sure to stock up with all of our vendors great offerings this week!
Here’s who will be at the market this week:

Part Time vendors:

 
Designs by Cindy Lou: It’s hot, and it’s summer, and it’s the perfect time for little girl sun dresses. Handmade by Cindy Lou, they come in small sizes, longer lengths, and are absolutely adorable for the little girl in your life.
Ol’ Darlin’ will be joining us with handmade aprons made from vintage tablecloths, as well as homemade dog treats.
Sue Vanover also joins us this week with high quality Young Living essential oils

Our Featured Vendor for 7/5: 

 
Our Woods Maple carries NY maple syrup and other maple products produced on their farms in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Check out their amazing maple sugar this week. It comes in 8oz and 4 oz containers (the 4 oz is awesome to travel with). It’s simply maple syrup: heated, whipped, and turned into granulated sugar.
 Check out their spotlight feature here.

Gifts, syrup, sugar and more from Our Woods

What’s New This Week:

The Farm at Glenwood Mountain is a USDA certified organic grower of vegetables and fruits. They also have pasture-raised pork, lamb, heritage turkeys and chickens in a wide variety of cuts, a line-up of different sausages, and their own jerky.
 
Peace & Carrots has all of your favorite in-season greens, plus so much more. This week they have zuchinni and cucumbers, two kinds of kale, herbs, rainbow chard, lettuces and more kohlrabi. Since there’s no market next week, stock up while you can!
Simply Planted, a retail and wholesale greenhouse, carries high quality annual and perennial plants. Check them out for their first week at market and see what great additions they have for your home and garden.
Ideal Farms offers a variety of fruits and vegetables, and so much more. Like…. Jersey corn! Ideal also has fresh cut flowers, tomato plants for your garden, bread, veggies, cheese, cider donuts, early peaches, cherries and blueberries this week.

Jersey Corn is in at Ideal!

West Milford Confection Connection Carrie Longacre has a variety of gluten-free, vegan and nut-free treats in addition to her traditional selections. Also check out their vegan options: snickerdoodles, carrot cake and more.
Pie Eyed Bar Pies has homemade soups, ready-to-heat dinners, as well as their famous pizza pies. Try their chicken parm, eggplant parm and meatball dinners–all homemade. They also have sausages, rolls and fresh mozzarella.
Pickle Licious has a variety of ways to enjoy pickles, garlic and olives. Try their New pickles this week, and don’t forget to get extra since there’s no market next week.
Snoep Winkel Farms has grass fed, free range beef cubes and other free-range cuts of meat. Grab their farm fresh eggs at $4.50 a dozen. They also have hot dogs–raised with NO steroids, NO hormones, NO antibiotics, and nitrate free.
Top Of The Mountain Honey carries a variety of local honey. Did you know if you bring back your empty glass jars, Top of the Mountain will clean, sterilize and reuse them? Bring back an empty 5lb jar and get $5 off your next 5 lb honey purchase!

Empanada Lady: From sweet to savory, the Empanada Lady has the best, most authentic empanadas around.

If you haven’t had a chance yet, definitely check out Gladys’ veggie empanada made with zucchini, squash, carrots and mushrooms in a sherry wine sauce. She also has samosas–traditional Indian vegetable empanadas.  (Pizza one is also great!).
Corbett Cookie Bar Kitchen has a blueberry bar this week made with fresh blueberries. There’s no market next week, so double up on your purchase–their bars freeze great!
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Please welcome Marji Zintz to the music tent from 4-6pm

With a voice that has been likened to, among others, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, the late Eva Cassidy and Shawn Colvin, Marji Zintz is a solo vocalist/arranger/acoustic guitarist who is known for heartfelt and soulful interpretations, spot-on intonation, extensive, genre-busting repertoire, and masterful guitar playing. Marji performs material that takes the listener on a personal journey of growth, loss and love, and asks the bigger and harder questions. She uses the guitar to its fullest potential as a melodic, harmonic, and percussive instrument.
Marji was inspired by the talents of her own family, and describes her father and older sister as having beautiful voices. The three of them would sing together often for the sheer joy of it, she said. At age 9, she picked up an unused guitar lying around the house, and figured out how to play herself and by watching others.
“The instrument has never ceased to fascinate and delight me,” Marji said, “Even 50 years later, I am still learning new things!”
All of Marji’s music is composed by others, and she considers herself  a musical storyteller, interpreting these amazing and engaging compositions through the filter of who she is.
“I love finding new things to bring out of material I thought I had already thoroughly explored,” Marji said. “I love everything about playing–how it feels; finding interesting ways to bring out the melodic, harmonic, and percussive aspects of a piece; the opportunity for emotional expression and connection.”
Marji has shared the bill with such diverse acts as Koko Taylor, Vance Gilbert, Tracy Grammer, David Amram, Pete Seeger, sonia and disappear fear, Spook Handy, Tom Paxton, Jonathan Edwards, the Kennedys, and Robbie Robertson and has performed and/or recorded with Jim Kunkel, Josef Pelletier, Jay Anderson, Mike Richmond, Vin Warner, Ron Wilson, Robert Weinstein, EC Lorick, Dawn Casteel-Lorick, John Marshall, Victoria Christgau, and Shula Ruth Weinstein.
Today, Marji lives in the Catskills with her honey and their cat and makes a living playing and teaching music, as well as maintaining a small  parent coaching practice called the Peaceful Parent Whisperer.
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The Market is on Wednesday 6/28 from 3-7 at the West Milford Presbyterian Church!

In addition to all of our wonderful regular vendors, here’s who will be at the market this week:

Part Time vendors:
 
Please welcome our Artist by the Lake, Jennifer Leonard this week.

Sue’s House of Fudge creates innovative fudge flavors like butter pecan, cotton candy, and their beautiful maple walnut fudge. They carry classic fudge flavors as well.

The Farm at Glenwood Mountain is a USDA certified organic grower of vegetables and fruits. They also have pasture-raised pork, lamb, heritage turkeys and chickens in a wide variety of cuts, a line-up of different sausages, and their own jerky.
MP Knives does more than just sharpen knives.  He can sharpen scissors and more… if it has a blade, he will find a way to sharpen it.

Our featured vendor for 6/28:
 
Peace & Carrots has all of your favorite in-season greens, plus so much more. This week they have kale, green onions and kohlrabi. This bulb-looking vegetable is part of the cabbage family, and is also known as a cabbage apple.  Their favorite way to make it? Bread it, fry it, and serve on a salad.  For those of you who missed the zucchini this week, it will definitely be ready this week–so don’t miss out!

 

Whats new this week:
R&L Greenhouses will be here for at least one more week. They carry a large variety of potted annuals, and may also have some more vegetable plants. Last week’s tomato plants were a huge hit. Hanging plants are on sale, as well–buy one get one free.
Ideal Farms offers a variety of fruits and vegetables, and so much more. They have cherries, blueberries and strawberries this week. They also have cut flowers, and pop-your-own corn-on-the-cob! It comes ready to be popped, on the ear–just put it in the microwave and go… perfect for your holiday party!
West Milford Confection Connection Carrie Longacre has a variety of gluten-free, vegan and nut-free treats in addition to her traditional selections. This week they have sugar cookie bars, snickerdoodle bars, and oatmeal crasin bars for only $1 each!
Pie Eyed Bar Pies has homemade soups, ready-to-heat dinners, as well as their famous pizza pies. In addition to pies and dinners, Pie Eyed has the famous fresh mozzarella and handmade sauces made with fresh herbs.
Stock up at Pie Eyed
Pickle Licious has a variety of ways to enjoy pickles, garlic and olives. This week they have kreslish!–This is a fantastic mix of relish and sauerkraut mixed-perfect for your July 4th event.
Corbett Cookie Bar Kitchen makes all-natural, delicious cookie bars. In addition to their famous Key lime pie bar, this week they’ll have a a blackberry bar made with fresh and local fruit–yummy.
Snoep Winkel Farms has grass fed, free range beef cubes and other free-range cuts of meat. Grab their farm fresh eggs for sale at $4.50 a dozen. They also have hot dogs–raised with NO steroids, NO hormones, NO antibiotics, and nitrate free.  This week, ham steaks are on sale for $5 lb, and shoulder roast is on sale for $5.50 lb.
Top Of The Mountain Honey carries a variety of local honey. In addition to raw honey, Donna has beautiful beeswax candles… see our pic to the right.
Candles by Top of the Mountain Honey
Empanada Lady: From sweet to savory, the Empanada Lady has the best, most authentic empanadas around.

This week, try Gladys’ veggie empanada, made with zucchini, squash mushroom and carrots.

Musician:

Please welcome Marty Koppel to the music tent from 4-6pm.

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At the West Milford Presbyterian Church, from 4-6 pm, welcome this weeks Music at the Market!

Marty Koppel is a singer/songwriter from Northern Jersey. He started playing back in his college days. His first gig was in front of an audience of 1300 people. Ever since then, he has been writing and playing in the Northern Jersey and New York area.
Marty’s current Cd Vernon Town has been critically acclaimed as one of the high light releases of 2007.