Friday, May 11, 2012
Buddy Larry Geiger & the Woodbury Market
Today was Opening Day for the Woodbury,NJ Farm Market and being the person who believes that EVERYBODY .HELPS EVERYBODY, I went to support my buddy, Larry Geiger, executive director of Main Street Woodbury. The tents were put up on the parking lot next to the Train Station restaurant. We found Larry and met some really great vendors - including Lenny DeFiore from Dayna's Daiquiris - hey we are sharing vendors and Lenny is one of them. Woodbury's market is on Friday and we are Saturday, so it is a win win for everyone. We brought home luscious Jersey fresh strawberries - needed plenty of washing to get the sand out so we knew they were Jersey fresh - and the asparagus is there for the cutting! Met Jessica too who has her own bee hive and sells eggs from her own stock of chickens.
As we were stopping at the last farm stand, Haynicz's Orchardview Farm, we couldn't have a conversation to buy produce because the TRAIN was chugging along the tracks next to the market. Then, to our surprise, it stopped right next to the market!! Made me wonder if the engineer wanted to get some Jersey fresh produce for the ride!!! All in all, the weather was pretty perfect for the market, and there was a steady stream of shoppers. It will only get better as the weeks go along. Congrats to everyone who is working on it!!