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Weekly Newsletter - July 1, 2013

Welcome to the latest edition of the Hoboken Uptown Farmers' Market Newsletter sponsored by the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition. This Thursday, July 4th, the Uptown Market will be closed in observance of Independance Day - but you can still get your Jersey Fresh produce at our sister market, the Hoboken Downtown Market.

So in this edition of the newsletter, we're sharing what's fresh this Tuesday, July 2. Cherries have a week, maybe two, so get them fresh and be creative: make cherry salsa or use them in other delicious wyas. Sugar snap peas are also a seasonal treat. Market organizer Dave Calamoneri eats them like chips and recommends them as the perfect dipper for hummus. Blueberries are here and of course there are plenty of greens, including kale.

Downtown Farmers and Vendors

Jeff O'Hara at Union Hill Farms
Union Hill Farms, located in Denville, NJ is owned and operated by Jeff O'Hara. Grown fresh on their farm is an assortment of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. In addition, they also have fresh mozzarella cheese, honey, maple syrup, dressings, jams, and marinades. In the fall, you can look forward to pumpkins, hay, corn stalks and free hay rides when you visit the farm.

Melick's Town Farms
For nearly 300 years, the Melick family has provided our community with delicious, locally grown, farm fresh fruits and vegetables! They also sell plants, shrubs, jams and jellies, baked goods, gifts, and even Christmas trees - all the products that people have come to rely on from the Melick family since about 1725. Melick's are the largest fruit grower in Central and Northern New Jersey, with over 650 acres of land. They have 120 acres of fruit trees, with over 5,000 peach trees and 20,000 apple trees!

John Krueger at Star Brite Farms
Star Brite Farms is a diversified, certified organic, vegetable farm. They grow virtually every type of produce that is possible in our climate - from arugula to zucchini. Included in the planting list are many heirloom varieties such as the Rattlesnake pole bean, Costata Romanesco squash, heirloom melons, and many varieties of heirloom tomatoes. They also grow many unique varieties such as Japanese salad turnips, ground cherries (cape gooseberries), white sweet potatoes, sugarsnap peas, multi-colored carrots as well as oakleaf and other types of lettuce you will never find in the supermarket. We sell our vegetables at Farmer's markets throughout New Jersey.

Sample the delights of the Downtown Farmer's Market's vendors. You'll find gourmet nuts and dried fruits, Pickle Licious pickles and olives, as well as Saucy Sara's Salsa.

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