Farm markets

Farmers markets and plant sales take hold

Vernon Farmers Market

The Vernon Farmers’ Market opens Saturday, May 22 in the municipal parking lot, located at 21 Church Street in Vernon (across from City Hall). It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month until October 23.

The market offers local produce, honey, farm fresh produce and handmade items.

To become a seller, complete an application at vernontwp.com. Questions and completed applications can be emailed to [email protected]

Sussex Farmer’s Market

The 19th Annual Heirloom Tomato and Vegetable Plant Sale at Sussex Farmers Market (Red Barn) will take place Memorial Day weekend (May 29-30) at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

A wide variety of heirloom, heirloom and hybrid tomato plants for the home gardener will be available, including a special section of New Jersey tomato plants: Ramapo, Rutgers 250, Rutgers, Moreton and KC-146.

There will also be more than 90 varieties of herbs, eggplants, squash, cucumbers, onions, lettuces, nasturtiums, artichokes and pepper plants.

Sparta Farmer’s Market

The Sparta Farmers Market opened its 11th season on May 15, featuring the region’s top farmers, makers and bakers.

The market will be held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, until November 20, in the west parking lot of the Sparta Health and Wellness Center, 89 Sparta Avenue.

Manager and owner Ben Del Coro said this year’s lineup includes many past market favorites that will bring locally grown produce, all-natural pasture-raised meats and botanicals to the market, as well as artisan breads, produce. bakery products, honey, jams, herbs, seasonings, specialty prepared foods, coffee, juices and cheeses. Handcrafted items will include pottery, candles, soaps, woodwork and textiles.

For a full list of vendors and items available at the market, visit the Sparta Farmers Market website at spartafarmersmarket.org.

The market will also bring back its program of local music, bi-weekly demonstrations and talks by area chefs, farmers and alternative health experts. Covid-19 restrictions will apply.

Milford Garden Club Perennials Sale

For gardeners, there’s no better sign that we’ve come out of our hibernation/isolation than the Milford Garden Club Perennial Sale, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 (no raises). -early !).

Seasoned garden club members will bring their treasured plants (perennial and annual flowers, vegetables, herbs and houseplants) to the club’s new location at St. Patrick’s Church Hall (corner of High and 4th Street) in Milford, Pennsylvania .

Some varieties include Japanese anemone, prairie sunflower, lemon balm, bleeding heart, lupine, hellebore, and red maple seedling to name a few.

The Pike County Master Gardeners partner with the Garden Club to be available for any questions.

Also on sale are books dedicated to all areas of horticulture and a Trash to Treasure sale of garden items. The prize for this year’s raffle is a painting donated by a gardening club member and an accomplished artist. Check out the reveal!

For more information, call Susan Brown at 973-647-4008 or email [email protected]