Village President Sheena Collum kicked off the market’s launch by taking a ceremonial bite of a ripe, Jersey tomato. (The official act was caught on video by South Orange Village Center Alliance chair Matt Glass; see it on the SOVCA Facebook page).
Collum was joined by Village Trustees Deborah Davis Ford, Howard Levison, Steve Schnall and Walter Clarke. Also on hand were SOVCA’s executive director Bob Zuckerman and event coordinator Melissa Hodges, Township Administrator Barry Lewis, SOVCA vice chair Ben Salmon and developer Ed Ayuso.
Joining vendors including Stony Hill Farms, Alstede Farms, and Hoboken Farms are some new names such as Dining Wild, selling fresh wild mushrooms and organic cultivated mushrooms, and The Pie Store from Montclair, with delicious sweet and savory pies.
Other vendors will be there on select dates, including Jersey City Veggie Burgers, Glenmalure Farms from Sussex County and Nicola’s Pasta Fresca.