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CNB Archives MAY 2009

A Nice Crowd Attends Opening Day of City Farmers Market




A crowd of several hundred people attended the opening day of The Gloucester City Farmers Market on Sunday, May 10. 

Kelly Erlink a spokesperson for the Market said,”We had almost 600 people come thru.  Not bad for being the first week and being Mother's Day.  We had 5 vendors, 10 crafters, music, and fund raiser table.  It was a nice day - a little windy but everyone had a great time.  The vendors did very well.  

This coming Sunday (May 17) the flower people along with one of the Organic Food vendors will be making an appearance.  And the vendors that were there this past Sunday as well.  The beginning of June our Organic Farmer will be starting and the Corn Man will be starting the beginning of July.  We are adding vendors all the time.  Kettle Korn, coffee, cheeses and seafood, etc.  It will only get better as the season progresses.  We will have music every week thanks to Mary Lou Adams and the Cultural Arts Society. Crafters are every second Sunday of the month.  Look for our opening day on Channel 19”. 

Reusable shopping bags will be on sale at the Market as well.

Visit the Farmers.. Visit your Community.. Visit with Friends.. 
~Food ~ Friends ~ Fun for the whole Family

Attention Seniors.  Come to the Senior Meeting at the Gloucester Heights Fire hall this Tuesday, May 19th at 11:00 and fill out your paperwork to receive six -$5.00 coupons that can be used at the Market to buy fresh produce.  Must bring proof of income.   Example income tax return, monthly SS check, etc.  This is a state run program called Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). More information at



Jack Johnson said...

Congratulations to everyone who lent a hand bringing the Farmer's Market to Gloucester City. It was phenomenal! Considering it was Mother's Day and the weather was less than ideal, a 600 person turnout is remarkable. I hope that everyone makes an effort to support the local farmers and crafters. The young lady who provided the music, Rachel Dickerman, is so talented and poised. I tip my cap to Rachel, to Kelly Erlink, and to all of the other volunteers who made such an effort to improve our city. Thank you all.

Kelly Light-Erlink said...

UPDATE FOR SENIORS: I will be at the Senior Center (Nicholson Rd fire hall) on Tuesday May 19th at 11:00 am with the paperwork to be filled out. Bring proof of income. This program is open to all seniors 60 yrs of age and older who live in New Jersey. 

Kelly Light-Erlink said...

Thanks Jack, It was really a nice day. Everyone did a great job. It will only get better. Great things are happening in Gloucester City!


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