BRICK TOWNSHIP — The Brick Farmers Market, presented by the township’s recreation department, returned for its annual Thanksgiving Market this past Saturday for a day of seasonal holiday shopping in support of local vendors.
Residents and visitors of the community, dressed warmly to fend off the morning’s brisk autumn breeze, were welcomed to the park as early as 8:30 a.m. to peruse the variety of artesian goods and wares brought by over 50 of local vendors in attendance.
With local farm vendors offering fresh produce, including cranberries, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, along with other craft vendors selling homemade goods such as organic soaps and soy candles, the market event provided guests the chance to stock up on ingredients for their favorite Thanksgiving recipes and kick off their holiday shopping season.
“My favorite thing about it is that it brings the ‘environment,’ as I like to call it, bringing everyone together,” said Market Manager Christine Hessenkemper, of the Brick Recreation Department. “People make this a day trip, they take the kids up to the park, they sit at the tables and eat the food. It’s a nice day trip out, that’s what I love about it.”
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