The midst of January it is not the time that many are thinking about a trip to the farmer’s market. But the Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network is aiming to change that as they will host the grand opening of the Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market at Fosterfields Farm Jan. 12.
“We want to provide all residents in the area with a centralized location to obtain fresh, locally-grown and produced, meats, cheeses, breads and produce all grown by our farmers within our foodshed," Executive Director Kendrya Close said. "Doing this the entire year only serves to strengthen our sense of community and continue to foster a locally resilient economy."
The Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network, Sustainable Morristown and the Morris County Park Commission are partnering to develop a local food system, one in which eating locally and seasonally can be the first choice.
According to Close, these organizations are dedicated to bringing consumers and farmers together, this “one of a kind” market will feature local foods and goods, all grown, produced and/or raised within a short radius of the area.
The winter market will allow farmers’ an outlet for their products during the entire year and allow the community to have access to locally-grown, fresh food throughout the changing seasons.
include everything from meat to cheese, produce, honey, prepared foods, baked
goods, artisan breads and as much winter produce as our farmers can grow. The Market will run every second Sunday of
the month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. from Jan. through May
and will be located in the visitors center at Fosterfields Living Historical
Farm at 73 Kahdena Road. Please visit www.NJLocalFood.com for more information.