The Bedminster Farmers Market is in it's fourth season at Bedminster Township's River Road Park! Over 27 weekly vendors and 7 pop-up vendors offer a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, greens and herbs, mushrooms, nuts and dried fruit, French pastries, coal-fired brick oven breads, gluten free baked goods, locally-distilled spirits and hard cider, nut butters, bean to bar chocolates, jams and jellies, cheeses, pastas, whole grains, eggs, flowers, honey, soups, oil and vinegars, organic coffees and tea, all natural pasture-raised Angus beef, pork, chicken and dairy products, small batch New York style deli pickles, pickled condiments, olives, relishes, tapenades, and more. The Bedminster Farmers Market will also feature specialty service vendors including knife sharpening, pet care products and cleaning supplies, and will host local food trucks on a weekly basis. In addition, it will continue to provide an opportunity for residents to interact with their emergency responders from the Far Hills- Bedminster Fire Department, the Far Hills Bedminster First Aid Squad and the Pottersville Volunteer Fire Company.
“River Road Park is an ideal location for our Farmers Market, as it serves as the gateway to Bedminster’s agricultural community,” said Mayor Jacobs.“The park is centrally located between the Township’s population centers and is easily accessible from all points via the Township’s Hike & Bike trail network... This year we have placed picnic tables adjacent to the market so that attendees can sit and enjoy their purchases, the food trucks and the music. The role of our Farmers Market as a community centerpiece expanded greatly during the COVID - 19 lockdowns... There is no better place to reconnect with your neighbors,” Mayor Jacobs added.
The Bedminster Farmers Market is supported and managed by Bedminster Township and administered through the Bedminster Township Farmers Market Advisory Committee, which is comprised of dedicated volunteers from the Township’s governing body, Environmental Commission, Recreation Commission and Agricultural Advisory Commission.
“Our Famers Market manager, Neil Mastrobuono, does an incredible job of coordinating our vendors and volunteers, and we thank him for all his efforts,” remarked Mayor Jacobs.
The Bedminster Farmers Market is dedicated to promoting and encouraging local agriculture by providing a marketplace for quality locally-grown products from independently owned and operated farms. The Bedminster Farmers Market is a forum for residents to appreciate our agricultural community and importance of maintaining land for agricultural uses. The Bedminster Farmers Market is a family - friendly opportunity to build and maintain a greater sense of community for all our residents.
The Bedminster Farmers Market is held each Saturdays from May 29 to October 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Saturdays, November 6 to December 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Township’s River Road Park, located at the corner of Routes 202/206 South and River Road. For more information, please visit bedminster.us or visit us on Facebook and Instagram @bedminsterfarmersmarket. Any questions should be directed to the Bedminster Township Recreation Department on (908) 212- 7000, Ext. 405.
The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House will host Bedminster’s Field of Honor® at River Road Park. The tribute will celebrate our nation’s independence, and honor all those who have served our country with pride and dignity, with a display of over 200 American flags in the north field of River Road Park along Route 202/206 in Bedminster beginning Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, July 11. On Saturday, July 10 the community is invited to stroll through the Field of Honor®, picnic on the grounds, listen to live music by the White House Wind Symphony and enjoy historic demonstrations from 11 am to 2 pm.
Purchase or adopt a flag to honor your hero! Flags are $40 to adopt and $60 to purchase. Adoptions and purchases include a personalized dedication that will be listed on their website and in their event program.
As part of our Field of Honor® display, we invite you to attend The Jacobus Vanderveer Houses’ reopening at our Field of Honor® Celebration on Saturday July 10th, 2021 from 11:00am-2:00pm. Remember to bring a blanket or lawn chairs! This community event is free to the public.
July 10th Field of Honor® Celebration Schedule:
12:00 pm: Patriotic musical performance by the White House Wind Symphony
11:00 am-2:00 pm: Blacksmith demonstration by a Billy Barrett
11:00 am-2:00 pm: Spinner demonstration by Mayra Petretti
11:00 am-2:00 pm: Lace Making demonstration by Lois Macknik
Additional Family Friendly events throughout the day
For more information and to adopt a flag please visit our website. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org for more information. Proceeds from the flag sales and event will support the general operations and maintenance of the historic Jacobus Vanderveer House.
About The Jacobus Vanderveer House
The Jacobus Vanderveer House served as headquarters for General Henry Knox during the winter of 1778-79 and is the only surviving building associated with the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment, now recognized as America’s first military training academy and the precursor to The United States Military Academy at West Point. The Jacobus Vanderveer House interprets Dutch colonial life in America as well as the stay by General Knox and his family during the 1778-79 encampment. A National and New Jersey Historic Site, the Jacobus Vanderveer House is a true landmark that offers a vivid look into the history of our country and the lives of those who made it.
Operated by The Friends of The Jacobus Vanderveer House, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, the House is located at 3055 River Road and can be accessed via River Road Park. The Friends sponsor public events throughout the year; for directions and more information, visit jvanderveerhouse.org
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