New Market Flyer for 2014

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We have a new design for the Riverview Farmers Market’s printed materials, and we’re excited to share it!

You can download a full-size flyer image here: RIVERVIEW FARMERS MARKET FLYER 2014. Print out a few to give to friends and neighbors…put one up in the lobby or elevator of your apartment/condo building…ask a local business to display one in their window…spread the word any way you’d like!

We are very grateful to Tony Skalicky of Remco Press for creating this design with us and providing expert printing services. Remco is a family-owned business based in North Bergen, N.J. and has been a supporter of the Riverview Farmers Market since we began in 2011.

Riverview Farmers Market 2014 Vendors!

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We’ve just finalized the list of vendors for the Riverview Farmers Market’s 2014 season. Just click on the “2014 Vendors” tab above (or click here) for a list with vendors’ names and links to their websites. We’re very excited about this line-up, and we hope you will be, too!

We will also be posting soon about Market programs and events for this year. There will be a “Music in the Park” series, weekly donation classes from Yoga in the Heights, children’s activities, and much more!

Bringing the Riverview Arts District to Life: A Community Conversation on April 12th

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Farms in the Heights is teaming up with other neighborhood organizations for an important discussion about the future of the Riverview Arts District of Jersey City Heights, and we hope you’ll be a part of it too!

WHEN: Saturday, April 12, 9:00am – 6:00pm

WHERE: Public School #8, located at 96 Franklin Street, Jersey City

Join us for a day-long creative summit as we come together as artists, neighbors, business owners, and friends to envision the future of Jersey City’s newest arts district. Bring your thoughts and a wish-list of what your ideal arts district looks like. All are welcome!

The conversation will be led by Robyn Stratton-Berkessel of Positive Matrix, using a “World Café”-style method of discussion and inquiry to help us all co-create a vision. Learn more about this method here: http://www.theworldcafe.com/method.html

We are hoping to make every hour count, so we hope you can stay for the whole day. We will be serving up Mod Cup Coffee for breakfast along with Orange & Olive Caterers catering for lunch.

Please RSVP at this link: http://bit.ly/PO03yt

(Space is limited, and the organizers need a head count to help manage seating and refreshments, and to plan the day’s flow.)

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This event is hosted by Washington Park Association of Hudson County, Inc, Riverview Neighborhood Association (RNA), Farms in the Heights, and Heights Community Coalition.

It is co-sponsored by The City of Jersey City, WPA, RNA, FITH, Hudson City Development, Lee Levine, Nick Caballero Ideas for Living, and Palisade Lumber.

For more information, please visit the “Bringing the Riverview Arts District to Life” page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/562375050543488/

We hope to see you on the 12th!

 

 

Call for Market Vendors!

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We’re Looking for a Few Good Vendors!

Farms in the Heights is planning the 2014 Riverview Farmers Market season, and we’re currently accepting applications in the following categories:

1. Farm Vendors (agricultural products grown within 200 miles of Jersey City)
2. Prepared Food Vendors (foods including baked goods, dairy, sauces, jellies, etc.; in compliance with NJ regulations, such foods must be prepared in licensed, inspected commercial kitchens)
3. Concession Food Vendors (food trucks with City and State verified permits)
4. Specialty Vendors (merchandise, products, or services that complement food offerings, e.g. knife-sharpening, organic beauty products, plants, or pet food)

5. Artisan and Craft Vendors (high-quality, handmade art and craft work)

In an effort to promote the local economy, priority consideration is given to vendors from the Jersey City area in reviewing all applications.

You can read our vendor rules and regulations here and download an application form as a PDF or Word Document.

For more information, contact us at farmsintheheights [at] gmail [dot] com. The deadline for returned applications is March 15th.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you as we get ready for the Market’s 4th year!

Natures Own Winter Market

Natures Own’s Winter Market (farmer Scott, one of the Market’s longtime vendors) is back at The Distillery (7 Hutton Street) every other Sunday this winter, from 11:30 am – 2 pm.

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Sundays: February 2, 16, March 2, 16, 30, April 13, 27
Come by for some veggies. meat, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, butter, ice cream, farm-fresh canned goods, honey, and baked goods.  For more information contact Scott Rowe at naturesown10@aol.comnaturesown10@aol.com

Heights Holiday Market

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Come out for the second annual Heights Holiday Market, this Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 11 am – 5 pm at the Elks Club 83 Hutton Street.

Farms in the Heights invites you to shop local this season at the second annual Heights Holiday Market. We have over eighteen local craft and food vendors including: Home Economics, Aurora Naturals, Recyclights Candle Company, Ananda Jewelry, Geekilicious, Soap for Sinners, Beans and Bot, Cognitive/Surplus, local author Jeremiah Kleckner, local artist Richard La Rovere, and Growing Hands Urban Farm/Made Especially 4 U.

Specialty food vendors will include Jersey City Veggie Burgers, Mod Cup Coffee, Saucy Sara’s Salsa, Honey Bakery, Gina’s Bakery (Montclair, NJ) and Uncle Bud’s Sauces & Rubs.

**A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hudson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an independent, non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

Zumba with Jenna This Sunday at the Farmers Market

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Before the weather gets too cold we wanted to have one more Zumba in the Park with Jenna. This time the we are doing it during the Farmer’s Market. So join me for an exhilarating 45 minute class in the scenic Riverview Fisk Park (amazing view of NYC) with the breeze cooling us down.

Class is free and will start at 11:30 am.

All are welcome so please let others in the neighborhood who are interested know.

For more scheduled events and other classes please go to JennaF.Zumba.com.

Saturday, October 12th at the Distillery: Oktoberfest Fundraiser w/ Beer, Brats and Bands

Oktoberfest comes to the Jersey City Heights!

From 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Distillery Art Space and Gallery on 7 Hutton Street in the Jersey City Heights.

The Oktoberfest is a benefit to support educational programs and music at the Riverview Farmers Market and the Riverview Jazz Fest.  $20 Donation at the door.
Comedian Craig Mahoney will host and a variety of beers will be served including: 1) Southern Tier Pumking  2) Flying Dog Dogtoberfest , 3) Southern Tier Warlock Stout 4.) Erdinger Oktoberfest and our special JC Heights home brew.
Music will include: a solo performance by Gerald Lucas of GMJ Groove, DJ Pastiche and the Linet, a swinging jazz quartet.
Food: Bratwurst, pierogies from Stanley’s, veggie options, and some Indian food to spice it up.
Come celebrate three years of the Riverview Farmers Market, our first year of the Jazz Festival and much more to come.