Bradley Fresh brings food and more to the boardwalk

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Andrea Martin, who owns Martenette Farms in Hillsborough with fiancee Tony Kennette, sells a selection of produce and goods from her travelling market stand. She is one of the nearly 30 vendors at Bradley Fresh. COURTESY OF BRIAN SIENKIEWICZ

BRADLEY BEACH — Fresh produce and foods, music, art and friendly faces come to the boardwalk at 5th and Ocean Avenue for Bradley Fresh Market every Thursday night from 5 to 9 p.m.

Some 25 to 30 vendors fill the boardwalk offering locally grown produce, artisan foods and homemade goods.

Brian Sienkiewicz, the product manager for Fresh Markets, has run Bradley Fresh since their first year in 2017.

“It’s great because it really connects the community and the farmers,” he said. “People can come out and buy from the farmers, meet them and know directly who’s growing their produce that they’re eating.”

According to Mr. Sienkiewicz, 90 percent of the produce in the market is organic and pesticide free.

Bradley Fresh moved to the boardwalk after holding last summer’s market at Riley Park.

“Being on the boardwalk is more like being in the neighborhood’s backyard,” said Mr. Sienkiewicz. He said the mar-

ket had already seen returning faces and Mr. Sienkiewicz expects to meet lots of new faces this summer.

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