Wednesday, June 6th was the opening day of the Ventnor International Farmers Market in the City of Ventnor. The market is open from 3:00pm to 7:30pm to accomodate working people rather than the more typical early morning markets. The market is an event I am very proud to say was created by the committee in which I am very actively involved. As the Chairperson for the Ventnor City Beautification Committee, it was very satisifying to take an idea and help make it a reality. It was a very exciting process. But what made it all worthwhile was seeing all the people shopping and enjoying themselves. There was live music, Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG appearance, face painting, great fruit and produce from New Jersey farms, where else! The freshest seafood,scrumptious baked goods, gluten free baked goods, teas, honey, cut flowers and bedding plants and we also have arts and crafts people with original artwork , handmade jewelry and handcrafted soaps. Coming this Wednesday we will have Renault Winery featuring New Jersey wines as well. Plus, Fresh mozzerella cheese, infused oils and vinegars with wonderful teas and tea accessories, baked bread and foccacia. We will be adding delicious specialty items from our area restaurants and a few more wonderful vendors as the summer progresses! We will be having live demonstrations and informative guest speakers at coming market days ahead.
This is the first year for our Farmers Market which opened with throngs of people on a beautiful mostly sunny day, thank goodness! We hope to be around for a long time bringing Jersey Fresh to the people in our town and surrounding areas. Farmers Markets are a great way to bring our states heritage of farming to the people and in the process helping the farmers themselves. A perfect partnership!
Our Market is held every Wednesday through September 12th at the St. James parking lot, 6415 Atlantic Avenue at the corner of Newport Avenue across from the Ventnor Library, beach and boardwalk! For more information and pictures highlighting market day, check out our Facebook page, Ventnor City Beautification Committee or email us at [email protected]
If you are in the area please stop by and say hello and enjoy our fabulous Ventnor International Farmers Market! Better yet, come stay in our town,we’re right next to Atlantic City and enjoy all that Ventnor City has to offer you won’t be disappointed! Great beaches, boardwalk, restaurants, and special events. Next up for our committee is the Ventnor City Garden Tour, Saturday, July 14th from 10AM to 4PM, Gardens of South “Jersey Shore”! Also Art In The Park, Fridays from 3:00PM until 8:00PM through the summer, with Artists displaying their talents located behind the Ventnor Library and so much more! Check it all out on our official city website www.ventnorcity.org
Michele Errichetti is from South Jersey born and fed. She comes from an Italian family where they eat, live, and breathe FOOD. Michele was cooking and eating under her grandmom’s feet every Sunday for “gravy” and at home with her mother (a Medigan or American) during the week. Nowadays, she cooks for her two sons, husband, and father most days of the week. She takes “Girl Road Trips” with her friends at least once a month that always culminate with you guessed it, FOOD. She hopes fresh, local, organic, and free range will become the norm. Michele is searching Atlantic County for everything that has anything to do with good food and she’s taking you along for the ride.