Community Marketplace (Farmers Market) Returns to NetcongApr 12, 2022 03:36PM ● By Joe Nicastro
The Netcong Community Marketplace/ Farmers Market, hosted by The Netcong Community Partnership (NCP) will reopen May 7, 2022. The Marketplace will run every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm thru November 26, 2022.
The marketplace will be held rain or shine at the NJ Transit Netcong Train Station located at Rt. 46 & Main Street in Netcong.
The marketplace will include a variety of vendors selling fresh locally grown produce, eggs, syrup, plants, cheeses, dried fruits & nuts, pickles, olives, Italian bread, fresh mozzarella, baked goods, jams, sauces, dressings, beverages, jellies, pies, empanadas, prepared Italian meals, ravioli’s, and a wide variety of Gluten Free foods. Other vendors include handmade crafts, local small businesses and non-profit organizations.
“We are excited about our second season. With many new residents in our community, we encourage folks to shop for fresh, locally grown or produced products while taking advantage of shopping in downtown Netcong businesses”, said Maria Patamia, Marketplace Manager.
“The marketplace is whats happening in Netcong”, Patamia said. “Special events, entertainment and family fun days, which were curtailed last season due to the pandemic, have been added.”
The monthly special events include: Opening Day Kid Zone (May 7), a Classic Car Show (June 25), Christmas in July (July 16), “It’s a Rainy Day Kids” (August 6), “Touch a Truck” (September 10) and our second annual “Show & Shine” Autofest (October 8).
“The Netcong Community Marketplace is one of the many reasons to visit and live in Netcong. Netcong, in its one square mile radius, offers many recreational opportunities, such as a lake, parks, holiday parades, outdoor movies, outdoor exercise classes, and much more. Our residents also enjoy the walking access to public transportation, restaurants, small businesses, and other services near the marketplace location,” Patamia said.
Patrons will be introduced to our “Marketplace Money” program when shopping at the marketplace. According to Patamia, “shoppers will receive a $5 coupon for every $25 spent at the marketplace. The coupons may be redeemed for purchases at most participating Netcong businesses.”
“We look forward to making many new friends as they choose to spend part of their Saturday enjoying this great community event,” said Patamia.
Anyone interested in vending or sponsorship opportunities for the marketplace or for more information, contact us at: [email protected] or at 973.296.7638 or visit our website https:/www.gonetcong.com.