The South Orange Farmers Market was the scene of even more excitement than usual this Wednesday, as Village officials received a special proclamation from the governor’s office.
The market was chosen this year to commemorate National and State Farmers Market Week, which encourages residents to support their local farmers markets and local agriculture.
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher, Patricia Dombroski (USDA Food and Nutrition Service Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator), Cathleen Bennett (Acting State Health Commissioner) and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey were on hand to present a proclamation to Village President Sheena Collum.
Afterwards, the officials toured the market.
South Orange Village Alliance Center Vice Chair Ben Salmon told the crowd the town has been building up the market in the past year and that the community was proud of what it had become.