Winter Farmers Market returns to Morristown for year five, Dec. 3

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From the Foodshed Alliance:

WEEKLY INDOORS MORRIS COUNTY WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET OPENS DEC. 3rd.

Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network kicks off the WEEKLY winter farmers’ market in Morris County at the Alexander Hamilton Elementary School

The weekly indoors Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market opens on Dec. 3, 2017, at Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills St., Morristown.

The Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network and the Alexander Hamilton School are joining forces to continue to develop a local food system, one in which eating locally and seasonally can be your first choice. The market is generously sponsored this year by Morristown Medical Center and WXPN.

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. Eating and shopping locally is now something we can do year round not just during the summer!

Executive Director Kendrya Close explains, “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. Doing this the entire year only serves to strengthen our sense of community and continue to foster a locally resilient economy!”

The amazing staff at the Alexander Hamilton School say that, “Parents and staff are very excited that the school will host the Sunday winter farmers’ market. We are looking forward to cooperating with Foodshed Alliance to benefit the Morristown and Morris Township Communities and support local producers.”

“Morristown Medical Center is a perfect partner for the farmers’ market, because good nutrition is so important to good health,” Close said. “And WXPN is so supportive of the nonprofit community that their partnership is a great fit.”

The winter market is now entering its fifth year and demand for the market from consumers continues to grow as does the demand from farmers for a consistent outlet for their goods. This market represents a win-win opportunity with the market now running on a weekly basis.

Vendors will offer everything from meat to cheese, honey, prepared foods, seafood, baked goods, artisan breads and more winter produce than ever. The Market will run EVERY SUNDAY (except for Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Dec. 3 through April 15, 2018, indoors at the Alexander Hamilton Elementary School at 24 Mills St., Morristown.

Please visit www.morriswinterfarmersmarket.com for more information.

For a complete list of participating farmers and to learn how you can become a part of the Farmers’ Market through sponsorship, please call 908-362-7967 or email here.

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