4th Annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest: August 2, 2015

July 21, 2015

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Did you know that New Jersey is the fourth largest peach-producing state in the country, with approximately 75 orchards? Our home state grows 22,000-25,000 tons of peaches, valued at approximately $30 million, every year.

You can help us celebrate New Jersey’s bounty of peaches—-while showing off your own baking skills—-on August 2nd by entering a dessert in the Riverview Farmers Market’s 2015 Perfect Peach Pie Contest and Peachy Party. This year’s contest is sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, NJ Beer Company, and The Corkscrew Bar & Grill.

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 a home-baked peach pie or peach cobbler using Jersey peaches; no other dishes will be accepted.

TO REGISTER, INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS CAN CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION FORM .

Completed forms should be e-mailed to farmsintheheights@gmail.com 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.

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.

Prizes 

Judging will take place at noon on August 2nd. Three winners will be selected by local judges. Judging criteria include: overall appearance, crust puffiness and color, arrangement of peaches (in open-top pies), filling color, aroma, filling taste, and crust taste. Prizes will be donated by local businesses and sponsors, including NJ Beer Company and The Corkscrew. The prizes will awarded at 1:30.

Market visitors will be invited to taste all the contest entries after the prizes have been awarded!

In late August (date to be announced) 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.

Benson Ridge Project

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Peachy Party

The Market will be open, as usual, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with all its local vendors, including “First Sunday” vendors. Additional programming at the Market will include peach-themed activities for children, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

There will also be free musical performances by local bands The Benson Ridge Project and Albus Mora, starting at 12:30. Both bands appear as part of this year’s Music in the Park series.

Music in the Park is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of the State, a partner agent of the National Endowment for the Arts administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Save the Date: Annual Peach Pie Contest, August 2, 2015

July 7, 2015

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The summer is flying by, so we wanted to share this Market news as soon as possible. Mark your calendars for the Riverview Farmers Market’s Annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015! Once again, the RFM is happy to be working with the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council on this event, which will also be the first round of a statewide competition.

We’ll be sharing details soon — rules and regulations, plus the day’s schedule of live music and other programming — but we just wanted to let you know that this event is coming up, so you can start planning your peach pie if you’d like to enter to contest, or just save the date if you want to share in the fun!

Photos of the Riverview Farmers Market 2014 Peach Pie Contest by Erin DeLaney.

Coming Soon: Riverview Jazz.Org Dixieland Brunch at the Market, June 7th, 2015

May 29, 2015

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Music in the Park (A Farms in the Heights Program) is happy to welcome Riverview Jazz.Org’s Dixieland Picnic to Riverview-Fisk Park on Sunday, June 7. This event marks the final day of Riverview Jazz.Org’s annual local jazz festival. You can get more information about the RJO’s 2015 festival and its schedule here. It’s hard to believe that RJO held its inaugural festival day at the Riverview Farmers Market two whole years ago — time flies!

On June 7th, live music will be provided at 12:30 by The Gotham Easy, Brooklyn’s finest old-time Dixieland band, and brunch items will be offered by many Riverview Farmers Market vendors.

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Music in the Park will continue at the Riverview Farmers Market every first Sunday through November 1st at 12:30 PM. In addition, local favorite DJ Pastiche will appear every third Sunday of the month. For the full 2015 line-up, see here.

We’re grateful for the official support this series has received:

Music in the Park is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of the State, a partner agent of the National Endowment for the Arts administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Music in the Park 2015

May 4, 2015

May 3 2015 Christine Santelli music

If you stopped by the Riverview Farmers Market’s opening day on May 3, you might have caught the afternoon’s “Chicks Who Rock” concert, featuring local musicians The Karyn Kuhl Band, Debra Devi, and Christine Santelli. These opening day performances were the first installment of the Market’s 2015 Music in the Park Series, and they were sponsored in part by the Lincoln Inn Bar & Grill.

Music in the Park will be held at the Riverview Farmers Market every first Sunday through November 1 at 12:30 PM. It’s going to be an eclectic line-up, with something for everyone!

June 7: RiverviewJazz.Org’s Dixieland Picnic 

July 5: Afternoon of Music with Brianne Ford, Matteis, the Steven Niles Jazz/Funk Trio and DJ Irs, hosted by Beth Achenbach

August 2: The Benson Ridge Project and Morus Alba

September 6: Raga and Tala: Chhandayan Indian Instrumental Duet and Arbiters of Taste

October 4: The Sensational Country Blues Wonders performing with Twiddlin’ Thumbs and Zydeco Revelators

November 1: Day of the Dead Celebration with the Union City Music Project and Mariachi Flor de Toloache

In addition, local favorite DJ Pastiche will appear every third Sunday of the month.

This season of Music in the Park is sponsored by:

The Lincoln Inn Bar & Grill
The Statuary
Rising Tide Capital
RiverviewJazz.org

Music in the Park is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of the State, a partner agent of the National Endowment for the Arts administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Photograph by Mo Kinberg.

Riverview Farmers Market Customer Survey

March 9, 2015

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As we’re gearing up for the return of the Riverview Farmers Market on Sunday, May 3, we want your input! We’ve put together this very short survey (5 multiple-choice questions!) and we’d like to know what you think. Help us to make the Market even better in 2015! You might even win a resusable bag filled with Market goods.

Click here (or the image above) to reach the survey. Thanks for your participation!

JC Fridays, March 6, 2015

March 5, 2015

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The next JCFridays is happening tomorrow—Friday, March 6th! Once again, Art House Productions has coordinated an amazing list of exhibitions and performances throughout Jersey City.

As usual, we’re excited about everything happening around town, especially in our own neighborhood. To see a list of events in the Heights, click here.

To download the full brochure for JCFridays on March 6th, click here.

Call for 2015 Vendors!

March 3, 2015

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Just two months to go until the Riverview Farmers Market returns on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015!

The RFM team is busily preparing for the Market’s 5th season. Many of last year’s vendors will be returning, but we’re also looking for some fresh new faces. If you are interested in applying to be a vendor at the Riverview Farmers Market, please see here for the current application form and a list of rules and regulations…and feel free to spread the word!

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

This Week in the Heights: JC Fab Lab Grand Opening, Jan. 15th

January 13, 2015

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Things are happening here in the Heights!

We’re excited to be able to spread the word about JC Fab Lab, a new community space and workshop for designing, creating, and learning. The Lab is celebrating its public launch this week with a grand opening and open house. Here are the details…

WHEN: Thursday, January 15, 2015

WHERE: 195 New York Avenue, 4th Floor

WHAT: A full day of activities, including a free Make-a-Boat workshop for kids, artist’s talks, food by Livestock JC, music by the Swingadelic Trio (brought to us by RiverviewJazz.org), and a ribbon-cutting with Mayor Steven Fulop.

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Jersey City Heights Shop Hop on Saturday, November 29th

November 26, 2014

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In honor of Small Business Saturday, three local businesses have teamed up for a one-day “shop hop” right here in the Heights. The participating businesses are Yoga in the Heights942 Summit (a new collaborative workspace/storefront shared by Do You Tea?, Bloomsbury Sq, and Whos Gluten Free), and Shakti Boutique. These small Heights businesses (some of which you already know from the Riverview Farmers Market!) are encouraging their patrons and neighbors to visit on Saturday and to shop local for the holidays.

Yoga in the Heights will be hosting 10 local artisans from Jersey City and Hoboken in their studio:


Handmade Rugs by Jessica Ashen
Pottery by Jillian Koproski
Lili & Laine Handmade Scarfs and Yarn
Mala Bracelets by Anayra Calderon
Jewelry inspired by Amy Neufeld Photography
Lineage Wear Yoga Pants
Home Economics (Ethnic Baskets, Table Cloths, Pottery & Children’s Stocking Suffers)
Ariele’s Apothecary (Custom Teas and Organic Essential Oils)
Just Jenny’s Love – Greeting Cards
Oh Honey

(Yoga in the Heights’ Pop-Up Holiday Boutique will be open through the end of December, so if you don’t make it out on Saturday, swing by in December!)

942 Summit and Shakti Boutique will be selling their usual great products and have also invited additional local artisans to sell crafts at their shops for this event.

Addresses:

Yoga in the Heights, 317 Central Avenue (at Griffith Street), 2nd floor (over Payless)

Shakti Boutique, 107 Bowers Street (betw. Central Ave. and Cambridge)

942 Summit Avenue: 942 Summit Ave. (at Zabriskie Street)

We will update with any additional details we hear! We look forward to running into many of you at this exciting new event.

 

Winter Market CSA with Nature’s Own Farm

November 19, 2014

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Have you enjoyed shopping this year with Scott of Nature’s Own? Do you like his Jersey-fresh produce, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, and pastured chicken?

Well, the Riverview Farmers Market may be wrapping up its 2014 season on November 23rd, but you can continue to purchase all these good things from Scott throughout the winter!

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