Ferry Fresh Farmers Market Continues to Blossom at the Cape May Ferry Terminal
Locally Grown Fresh Vegetables, Fruits, Flowers and Homemade Products Available
(North Cape May, NJ) Last year, the inaugural Ferry Fresh Farmers Market sprouted on the green of the Cape May Ferry Terminal. As a result of last year’s success, the market is returning! Annie M. Events will be sponsoring a series of nine Market Saturdays beginning June 30 through August 25, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The market is open to the public and free of charge.
“This Market is a wonderful opportunity for our community,” said Annie Mullock, owner of Annie M. Events and Fresh Market operator. “We are loaded with local vendors featuring local products and you can get all your weekly provisions in one place. Our customers can also put a face to the items they are purchasing, which is important.”
Joining us again for another “Ferry Fresh Farmers Market,” last year’s returning vendors include Nummy Town Farm, No Frills Farm, Lori Ann Hansen Berry Farm, Seaside Cheese Company, Cape May Coffee Roasters, Cape May Crab Cakes, City-to-Shore Gourmet olive oil and vinegars, Gaiss’ Market homemade local sausages, Mammas homemade applesauce, Shea’s Closet hand-crafted wearables and jewelry, Tupperware, The Well Center, and Annie M. homemade salads and healthy snacks.
Accompanying them at the terminal will be a few new participants. Beach Plum Farm, home to free range chickens and over 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers, will provide a wide variety of goods available for purchase, offering everything from fresh eggs and produce to delicious jams and pickles. Crespella Gourmet Creperie will be preparing delicious homemade crepes, savory and sweet, using fresh, local ingredients. Bliss Homemade Organic Ice Cream will tantalize your taste buds with their unique flavors of ice creams and sorbets and The Well will supply a bevy of beautiful self-care products featuring their best-selling Bathing Beauty handmade soap, organic healing salves, shea butter moisturizer, and more. And finally, when you didn’t think your Saturday could get any sweeter, Animal Outreach of Cape May County will be showcasing adoptable cats and dogs in need of loving families.
According to Michael Porch, Marketing Manager for the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, the market’s location is convenient for both buyers and sellers. “What a great location, just off the beaten path with plenty of free parking,” Porch said. “Where else can you shop at an open market while gazing over the waters of the Delaware Bay and feeling the cool sea breeze? The vendors not only have a built-in customer base of ferry passengers waiting to board the next ferry, but the market is also easily accessible to local residents.”
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry (CMLF) is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The CMLF is open year-round and has carried more than forty million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2010, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 300,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at www.CMLF.com, or call toll free, 800-643-3779.
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2011 Ferry Fresh Farmers Market