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Myrtle Avenue Farm Stand Now Open

The stand features produce from Nolasco Farm in Allamuchy-Panther Valley, N.J.

The Myrtle Avenue Farm Stand. Credit: Myrtle Eats Fresh
The Myrtle Avenue Farm Stand. Credit: Myrtle Eats Fresh
Article by Megan Riesz

The Myrtle Avenue Farm Stand opens for its fourth season tomorrow on the corner of North Portland and Myrtle Avenue.

Open every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Oct. 30, the stand will offer fresh produce, including beets, bok choy, cabbage, cilantro, dill, parsley, basil, zucchini, onions, spring flowers and sweet peppers on opening day.

Chef Oliver Peters of Myrtle Eats Fresh, a healthy eating initiative, will hold a cooking demonstration from 10:30 a.m. to noon and again with chef Darrell Robinson from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The staff is also leading a tour of the stand at noon. Attendees can meet the farmer and will receive a $2 Health Buck toward products.

Locals can regularly expect fresh farm produce from Nolasco Farm, honey from Cascun Farm, N.Y., maple syrup from Poorfarm Farms, Vt., Beth’s Farm Kitchen Jams, N.Y., and fresh baked bread from La Petite Bakery at 354 Myrtle Ave.

Seniors can also get a free vegetable every third Wednesday if they spend $4 or more. 

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