Point Beach Farmers Market returns Sunday

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PHOTO BY MARK R. SULLIVAN Chef Dino Picinich from Caldino’s Italian Market of Point Pleasant Borough stretches out some mozzarella, despite the temperatures in the high 90s during the Point Pleasant Beach Farmers Market held on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Organizers and vendors are all set for the start of the Point Pleasant Beach Farmers Market this Sunday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the borough gazebo at 410 Arnold Ave.

In the market’s 16th year, shoppers will be able to pick up fresh, homemade and homegrown items, including to-go alcoholic beverages, weekly throughout the summer weekly until Oct. 24.

Kim Deitz, a borough resident, took over organizing the market in 2009 after then-organizers had retired in 2006. With the help of family, friends and vendors who attend the weekly market, she has been able to maintain the borough’s summer staple event for residents and passersby to enjoy. 

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Following some cancellations and changes last year, Ms. Deitz says she’s eager to get the summer going. 

“We are looking forward to a little bit of back to normal,” said Ms. Deitz.

The market will offer some of its usual vendors such as Robson’s Farm, Sugar Maple Jerseys and Point Pleasant Pottery. 

This year, the market will add another farm offering fresh fruits and vegetables: Nectar Flow Farm of Deerfield. 

The full list of Sunday’s vendors are as follows: Robson’s Farm, Nectar Flow Farm, Sugar Maple Jerseys, Jaker’s Pickles, Caldino’s Italian Food, The Microgreen Market, Cook’s Cupboard, Bean Muggin Coffee, Kane Brewing Field & Oak, Baker’s Bounty, Toby’s Tail, Waggin Treats, Anita’s Guacamole, Unwaste Movement, Naked Gem Studios, Shells Bath and Body, Tarta Seltzer, Creative Sheepskins, Point Pleasant Pottery and Sunrays Jewelry.

New this year, the market will also be able to sell to-go alcohol, as per changes in state regulations. 

The Point Beach market welcomes Kane Brewing to start off on Sunday.

“Field and Oak is a small bottled-beer line from Kane Brewing out of Ocean,” said Ms. Deitz. “I’m excited because it is this agriculturally-based spontaneous beer made with strawberries and raspberries, so I’m very much looking forward to it.”

Sticking to drinks, the market will also offer Tarta Seltzer, only set up to stop in during this week’s market. 

“It’s a small woman-owned business based in Princeton,” said Ms. Deitz. “It’s been nice meeting [founder Jessica Craig]. She had an idea and she made it happen.”

The market is held rain or shine within reason, organizers said. Attendees are asked to bring their own bags and follow applicable COVID-19 guidelines. 

The borough is offering free parking in the adjacent train station parking lot during the market. 

For more information, visit pointpleasantbeachfarmersmarket.com. For an updated list of offered vendors at any week’s market, visit the market on Facebook at facebook.com/PointPleasantBeachFarmersMarket and click on events.

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