November 28th is Cyber Monday, and the Riverview Farmers Market might be closed for winter, but you can still shop online with many of our vendors! You’ll be able to find unique gifts for people on your holiday list while supporting small businesses and our local economy. Here’s a run-down, with links to websites:
Pawsitively Pups for healthy dog treats
Soap for Sinners for handmade natural soaps and skincare
Bloomsbury Sq for handmade natural skincare
The Lucky Honeybee for hand-crafted candles and apothecary goods (on 11/28 use code cyber25 for a discount!)
Oh Honey for local pesticide-free honey
The Modern Sage for aromatherapy products, spiritual gifts, and crystals (any online purchase on Monday 11/28/16 will receive a pair of free crystals, hand-picked by Leah!)
Modcup Coffee Co. for small-batch coffee beans and brewing accessories
Radical Wellness for essential oils, tea blends, and chakra-balancing bracelets
Charley and Hudson for NJ-themed t-shirts and fun baby clothing
Local photographer (and Market volunteer!) Erin A. DeLaney has just published a coloring book based on her photographs of Jersey City, now available through Amazon.
This Sunday (October 30) is the Market’s final “Music in the Park Sunday” of the 2016 season, and we’ve planned a full day of celebration!
11a.m.-1 p.m.: Free Day of the Dead Face Painting
12:00 p.m.:Annual Halloween Dog Parade, organized by Riverview Neighborhood Association (RNA). Winners announced at 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m.: Live band starts!
1:00 p.m.: Day of the Dead parade with puppets made by local artists! Parade starts at 1:00 p.m. from New York Avenue and Bowers Street, arrives at market at 1:30 p.m.
Our Market vendors will be serving Mexican hot chocolate (El Chilango) and Mexican pastries (Market Info Table).
Feel free to wear your own Halloween costumes to the Market, too! Prizes awarded for best kid costume and best adult costume!
It’s time for the Riverview Farmers Market’s 5th Annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest, sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, and we’re expanding to make the day bigger and better than ever!
Sunday, August 21 is the Market’s celebration of “Peaches & Pride.” The 15th Annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival is taking place August 21-29, so we’re also teaming up with co-sponsor Jersey City Pride.
As usual, the day will include live music and delicious food as well as the Peach Pie Contest! (If you’re interested in entering the contest, please see here for information and registration forms.)
Here’s the schedule of events:
Annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest
**Peach Pie Entries must be registered by 11:30 AM. Judging begins at noon. Prizes (donated by local businesses) will be awarded at 1 PM!**
10:30 AM: Kids’ Craft Activity (free)
11:00 AM: Yoga in the Park. Yoga in the Heights outdoor yoga class (by donation)
12:15-1:00 PM: Zydeco Revelators
1:00-3:00 PM: DJ DeReal Finkin
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Slow Fashion FFFARS Used Footwear Drive: donate your gently used footwear and raise money for local non-profit organizations.
Prizes will be donated by sponsors and local businesses including Modcup coffee co., Andreas Salumeria, Yoga in the Heights, The Lucky Honeybee, The Corkscrew Bar & Grill, A Little Gelato, and Rizzo’s Bakery and Pizzeria.
Our vendors Dolce Semifreddo, Bread & Spoon, and Jersey City Veggie Burgers will be offering special peach-themed items, and if you still haven’t had your fill of peaches, you can buy some from our farmer vendors, Alstede Farms, Stony Hill Farms, and RH Farm.
See you on Sunday! In the meantime, spread the word to your friends and neighbors in the Heights!
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… and it’s time for the Riverview Farmers Market’s Annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest. If you’re an amateur baker with a favorite peach pie recipe, you have just three weeks to fire up your oven and perfect your technique! The contest rules and other basic info are posted below. We’re also planning a Market day full of music, kids’ activities, peach-themed treats from our vendors, and more — details to come, so stay tuned!
REGISTRATION AND RULES
All New Jersey residents are welcome. All ages are welcome to submit, but you must be an amateur baker, not a professional.
Participants can submit home-baked peach pies or peach cobblers using Jersey peaches; no other dishes will be accepted.
TO REGISTER, INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS CAN CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION APPLICATION.
Completed entry forms should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Peach Pie Contest.”
Entrants can also register and submit pies at the Market on the day of the event, at the registration table, until the 11:30 a.m. deadline on Sunday, August 21st.
By submitting your dessert, you are allowing the Riverview Farmers Market and New Jersey Peach Promotion Council to publish photographs of your dessert on their websites and in related press releases.
Remember, you must be a NJ resident and a non-professional baker (i.e., you do not make desserts for income/payment).
JUDGING & PRIZES
Judging will take place at noon on August 21st. Three winners will be selected by local judges. Judging criteria will include: overall appearance, crust puffiness and color, arrangement of peaches (in open-top pies), aroma, filling color, filling taste, and crust taste. Prizes will be donated by local businesses and sponsors (details to come!). The prizes will awarded at 1:30 P.M.
Market visitors will be invited to taste all the contest entries after the prizes have been awarded.
Later this summer our first-place winner will go on to take a second version of his/her winning pie to a final judging site (to be announced at a later date) for 2 grand prizes: one in south/central Jersey; the other in north/central Jersey. Grand prize winners each will receive a check for $300 from the NJ Peach Promotion Council.
The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is a non-profit voluntary organization of growers, shippers, wholesalers and associated industries dedicated to maintaining a viable peach industry in the Garden State for the purpose of preserving farmers and farmland; and to providing the highest quality and best tasting fresh peaches for consumers.
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