EDISON—Mayor Jun Choi announced the establishment of the Edison Farmers Market on Amboy Avenue. The mayor lauded the new market as part of the positive changes he is committed to bringing to the community. This is the first Farmers Market on record in Edison since 1980.
“This is a great quality of life improvement that will draw people to the area. Edison has a lot to offer and this will be another attraction. We were able to put this together through a grant program so it doesn’t add any cost to the taxpayers,” Choi said.
The Edison Farmers Market is part of the township’s Neighborhood Preservation Program, designed to revitalize the extended Amboy Avenue neighborhood area. In November 2007, Choi announced that the township received the $525,000 grant from the state Department of Community Affairs.
The Edison Farmer’s Market will be open on Sundays between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. from July 27 through Sept. 28. The market location will be in the rear parking lot of Provident Bank at 980 Amboy Avenue. It is the only Farmer’s Market in Middlesex County that will be open on Sundays.
Four farmers have already signed on to fill the market with blueberries, sweet corn, fresh cut flowers and other locally grown fruits and vegetables.
The Edison Farmers Market will participate in the state Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, which provides $20 in vouchers for senior citizens to use at the market. More than two dozen Edison seniors have already signed up for the vouchers.
The market will also participate in the state Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program. The Edison Farmer’s Market will become the 107th such market in the state.
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