It will be all about the "green" when we kick off the 2017 Farmers' Market season with our annual GreenFest on Saturday June 3.
There will be plenty of family-friendly “green” fun as a host of specialty vendors, kids' activities, farmers, and live music devoted to the green theme "set up shop" in the Pocket Park in the center of Downtown Washington.
The weekly farmers' market then takes place every Saturday through the end of September, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will always be held along Route 57, anchored in the Pocket Park, located at 44 E. Washington Ave. (Route 57).
The GreenFest Team, a dedicated group of area residents, “strives to raise awareness regarding environmental concerns and how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by selecting sustainable, eco-friendly products and services, reducing energy consumption, conserving water, and limiting their dependence on fossil fuels.” To that end, there will be much on display on June 3.
Among the participating groups and vendors so far scheduled for the GreenFest are: SAVE - (Warren Hills) Students Against Vandalizing the Earth (S.A.V.E) presenting on Sustainable Living options - Composting; HOTT - Healthy Options for Today and Tomorrow presenting on "Food Addiction"and the unhealthy health issues that can occur from ingesting many empty calories; Warren Hills FFA - flowering plants, herbs and vegetables for sale; Face Painting by Jess & Deneane; Priscilla & Spartacus the pot bellied pig; 4-H clubs of Warren county; the Musconetcong Watershed Association; Su's Earthly Goods - wood burned rustic designs; NJ League of Conservation Voters Education Fund- handing out educational literature regarding clean energy and environment; Puppy Power- 4-H Seeing Eye Dogs; Kori's Kreations - Henna Tattoos; Allyson Stavrou - Norwex, environmentally friendly, chemical free household cleaning products; Serendipity Gift Shop - Paper Shredding ($10/box); Warren Garden Club - Info on Pollinators; NJ Highlands Coalition; Country Mouse Designs/Sticky Business Decals & Apparel; Feathers & Fur - 4-H; Warren County Sheriff's Office- Medicine Drop; Bridge of Faith - Items made from recycled and upcycled materials; Washington Boro and Warren Co. Clean Communities with Diana Dove- Free Critter Craft with a message about not littering, and Shoprite of Washington- Nutritional Education materials & Giveaways with Amy Rozgony- demonstrations on repurposing single use plastic bags into sleeping mats.
Singer-songwriter George Marinich will be performing as well!
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