The first Braddock Park Farmers Market of the season was held on June 24, located near the Veterans Memorial area, from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursdays.
In addition to fresh produce, the market offers a variety of ready-to-eat foods and desserts, along with gift, craft, and boutique items.
Among the local vendors were Alex Delights, with empanadas, sandwiches, and Latin dinner treats; Pardon My Veggies, with a surprisingly varied selection of plant-based delicacies; and mouth-watering desserts of all stripes from Occasions Catering & Cupcakery.
Affordable gifts galore were on offer from My Dearest Angel Boutique, and stylish boutique items from Handmade with Love.
Seeking new vendors
There will be different vendors every week. The market continues to look for new vendors. Email Aimeef12@gmail.com for more information.
Mayor Nicholas Sacco and County Commissioner Anthony Vainieri, co-sponsors of the event, were there on launch night to check out the market, along with Commissioners Julio Marenco and Allen Pascual.
The market is open until the end of September.
It’s not clear yet if the Friends & Family Farmers Market in front of Stan Newman Field, across 64th Street from the Recreation Center, will return this year. The market launched in 2019 on the last Saturday of every month during summer and fall.
Flea market reopened
The North Bergen monthly flea market and collectible fair is back, a local staple since its launch in 2018, and continued popularity.
This year the market will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the third Saturday of every month, except for September, when the market will be held on the third Sunday.
Dates include July 17, August 21, Sept. 19, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18.
The market is on the sidewalk of Bergenline Ave. outside Braddock Park between 90th and 79th Streets. Find new items, secondhand treasures, collectibles, vintage items, craftwork, and more.
The flea market is hosted by North Bergen Community Policing. Proceeds are donated to the Special Olympics.
For more information, visit northbergen.org or check official social media pages.
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