NJFC FARM MARKET TO OPEN SATURDAY, APRIL 1
NEW JERSEY FARMERS COOPERATIVE FARM MARKET TO OPEN SATURDAY, APRIL 1
Phase I of New Jersey Farmers Cooperative Project Brings Local Produce
to the Community Neighbors
North Cape May, NJ – Just in time for spring, New Jersey Farmers Cooperative (NJFC) Farm Market, formerly the Legates Farm Stand, opens for business on Saturday, April 1 at 3400 Bayshore Road in North Cape May.
The NJFC Farm Market is Phase I of a multi-phase project from the NJFC that includes the Farm Market, a 20,000 square foot business incubator with more than 30 stands that will offer farm and farm added-value product items and acres of production farming, gorgeous gardens and agricultural outdoor event space.
“To see the vision of supporting local farmers, artisans and small businesses right in Cape May County come to fruition is exciting and has been a true labor of love,” said Barbara Hamilton Bray Wilde, Executive Director of the NJFC. “The Farm Market will make fresh fruits, vegetables and farm added-value products accessible to so many in our community and provides a marketplace to introduce the vendors and products to a wider audience.”
“This project is just the start of bringing together a number of local farmers, businesses and professionals to provide support and resources and promote our small farmers and artisans/businesses in Cape May County,” added Bray Wilde. “But this will also ultimately have a larger impact for the community including supporting health and wellness and mental health, with a special focus towards underserved community members, especially children and women and those who are food insecure.”
The Farm Market will be run by NJFC members including Bob Halbruner, a Cape May native and long-time Cape May County farmer. Halbruner will be working with the NJFC to provide the highest quality local New Jersey farm-grown healthy produce to all of Cape May County.
About the NJ Farmers Cooperative (NJFC) - The NJFC was established with the mission to provide the community with opportunities for agriculture, farmland preservation, economic development, attainable housing, historic preservation and education in provisioning opportunities for the underserved, strengthening the foundation of the diverse culture of neighboring communities. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization sponsored in part by grants from the NJ Division of Travel & Tourism,USDA, NJEDA, New Jersey Trust, and Cape May County. For more information visit https://www.njfarmerscoop.com/