From left: Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard, Roseland Farmer's Market Manager Frank Butterfield, Councilman Mark Vidovich, Councilwoman Michelle Tolli, Roseland Borough Administrator, Tax Collector and Treasurer Maureen Chumacas, Mayor John Duthie, Councilman David Jacobs, Roseland Environmental Commission and Sustainable Roseland member Paul Mastrangelo, Famers Market Social Media Manager Donna Conklin King, Sustainable Roseland President Mario Silvestri, Green Team Member Susan Hamburger and Market Supervisor John Fitzgerald Credit: Carolyne Volpe Curley
ROSELAND, NJ - Voted one of Morris and Essex County's best farmers’ markets, the Roseland Farmers' Market is now in full swing this summer every Friday, from noon to 7pm. The market is located at the corner of Roseland and Harrison Avenues.
The Roseland Farmers' Market will be open on Fridays until November 7.
This year marks the market's fourth season and the ribbon-cutting on Friday, June 20, was only a prelude to the crowds that come faithfully in search of fresh organic produce, delicious bakery items, homemade meats and dinners, as well as home services and decor.
At the opening celebration of the new season, Roseland Farmers' Market Manager Frank Butterfield thanked the entire community for their support and acknowledged the efforts of Roseland's Mayor John Duthie and all the members of the governing body for seeing that the marketplace thrives for another year. He noted with appreciation the support of the Roseland Environmental Commission, Sustainable Roseland and the Roseland Green Team.
"Every year we've taken it to the next level, Butterfield commented.
Also visiting the market were Roseland Council Members David Jacobs, Richard Leonard, Michelle Tolli, Mark Vidovich. Joining them was Green Team Member Susan Hamburger and Roseland Borough Administrator, Tax Collector and Treasurer Maureen Chumacas.
Duthie also welcomed all of the guests and thanked Butterfield for his involvement and noted the "very vital role" which Sustainable Roseland member Paul Mastrangelo plays and expressed his appreciation to Farmers' Market Social Media Manager Donna Conklin King, Market Manager Mario Silvestri and Market Supervisor John Fitzgerald.
Pointing to the committee members, Duthie said,
Gone are the days of a farm market being "only" fresh from the garden fruits and vegetables. The Roseland Market offers the delicacies and products from over 21 vendors. Many customers arrive during lunch time so they can enjoy their lunch while listening to live music.
Below is a listing of each vendor and their selections along with links to their online websites.
Allstate NJ Insurance Company
Rosemary Finnegan and Neil Greco offer great coverage and great rates on Auto, Home, Life, Motorcycle, Boat, and more, to protect the financial future you deserve.
Started as a small business based on traditional and family recipes, Arepa Shack serves all natural, gluten-free arepas which are also low in fat. An arepa is a corn meal griddle cake stuffed with either meat, veggies, chicken, cheese, beans or avocados. Arepa Shack takes pride in knowing the ingredients they use are sourced from New Jersey farmers.
Bakers Bounty of Linden
Baker's Bounty is a family run, farm-to-market bakery which uses locally grown, seasonal, all-natural ingredients. They provide homemade Italian breads, handmade pastries, cakes, muffins, pies, scones, quiches, cookies and loaves.
Country Candles creates
clean-burning soy candles.
Eden Fresh creates Middle Eastern style hummus in various varieties including "Original Hummus," "Hummus with a Kick," and a garlic mint sauce. They also carry Babaganoosh (a roasted eggplant dip) and Zhug (a jalapeno hot sauce marinade).
Gourmet Nuts & Dried Fruit
Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit, of Denville, allows customers to mix and match anything they would like. With their large variety of nuts (raw, roasted, salted, unsalted, and countless flavors) they have a product to meet anyone's craving.
Krakus Polish Deli of Phillipsburg
Krakus offers traditional sausages, a home-made dark-skinned, low-fat smoked kielbasa, along with Polish foods such as potato and cheese pierogies, cabonossi and kapusta.
Le Petit Temptation
Bringing a taste of Paris to New Jersey, Le Petit Temptation, of Scotch Plains, offers the finest macarons and handmade pastries created with passion and dedicated to bringing out the selected ingredient's intense flavor. They use only Valrhona chocolates and their fruits are supplied by Borion.
Live, Love, Granola is dedicated to providing healthy, preservative-free wholesome snacks, made with only 100% natural ingredients. They start with the basics: oats, almonds, honey and coconut and create a crunchy treat with a hint of sweetness.
Muth Family Farm of Williamstown
Certified-organic produce grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Each week the season's finest selections of vegetables, herbs, melons are delivered fresh from the farm. This practice is healthier for you, and healthier for the environment as well.
NJ Gourmet Pickles and Olives
Paolo’s Kitchen of New Providence
Raritan Bakery of Edison
Raritan Bakery offers a vast array of breakfast foods, cakes, breads and pastries. Their award-winning Hungarian Nut Roll is often in high demand.
Romarsi Pesto to Go of Moonachie
All natural gourmet pesto sauce made from garden fresh basil infused with the finest pure olive oil, classic Parmesan cheese and other high quality ingredients, which makes preparing food for busy lives incredibly healthy and easy.
of Mountain Lakes
Simplify Marketplace bakery prepares fresh scones, muffins, biscuits, bread loaves, crumb cakes, tarts, pies, brownies, cookies, and sauces made out of fresh fruits and nuts, cheeses and vegetables. Each week their selection is made especially with the market customers in mind.
Southwest Soul Salsas and Such
Homemade fresh salsas.
Lemonade and Limeade
Stella's Empanadas Argentine Grill of Kearny
Stella maintains the Argentinean traditions of past generations and uses old fashion techniques to maintain the flavor and quality of empanadas, burgers and steaks which will delight your palate. She uses combinations of fresh herbs, spices, champagnes, wines, and fruits which result in a delectable and unique experience. Stella was recently featured on Telemundo NY.
Tender Luvin Cupcakes of Caldwell
For more then 20 years, Aunt Laura's delicious cupcakes have been a family tradition as much as the holidays themselves. These delectable desserts come in both custom and petite shapes and are some of the best cupcakes you will ever taste!
Fantastic Thai of Old Bridge
Fantastic Thai offers cuisine created by owner Chef Phensri who was born and raised in UdornThani, Thailand. Phensri's authentically prepared Thai dishes, including spring rolls, noodles, curries and BBQ Pork on-a-stick are made using herbs and vegetables from her own organic garden.
X-Calibur Knife and Scissor Sharpening of Wood Ridge
Scott Jennings uses state of the art water-cooled professional machines with both standard sharpening wheels and diamond wheels for high end beauty shears.
As the crowd shopped during the afternoon, they were entertained by the sounds of jazz and blues guitarist and songwriter Charlie Jones.
Mario Silvestri is a Market volunteer and president of Sustainable Roseland, the non-profit that manages the market. He greeted everyone and told the guests that if they have an idea for a vendor or activity or if they have any problems, they should just let the committee know.
"We're all in this together, we're very proud of it, we don't take it for granted," Silvestri said, "and we are going to take it to new heights each and every year. But not through the efforts of one or a few, but through the efforts of all of us. We're open minded, we're proud, we're strong and we're growing.
All donations are tax deductible. Those wishing to support the Roseland Farmers’ Market can do so by contributing to the non-profit that supports them, Sustainable Roseland. A contribution may be made online here.
Checks may be sent to:
P.O. Box 32
Roseland, N.J. 07068
Anyone interested can sign up for the Roseland Farmers' Market Newsletter at the home page of their website online here.