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Every week, we'll shine the SPOTLIGHT on a local business in the "Shop Burlington County First" program, the "buy local" initiative created by Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and its regional partners, the Burlington County Bridge Commission and the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce. 


 

Freeholder-Director 
Mary Ann O'Brien invites 
you to "Shop Burlington County First": "Join in our efforts to energize the economy in Burlington County, keep it growing, and create new jobs." 



This Week's Spotlight on:


Community Farm Markets

Representing the Burlington County Board of Agriculture

Burlington County is the largest county geographically of the 21 in New Jersey, and it not only boasts many great downtowns with unique and creative businesses but also is the state leader in farmland preservation.

Agriculture is big business in the Garden State, and you don’t have to go far to find out why. Check out the Board of Agriculture website and find a listing of what produce is in season now.

You’ll find the freshest asparagus, lettuce, peas, spinach, strawberries and cherries at most of your roadside stands as well as at your pick-your-own. Hlubik’s Farm and Russo’s Orchard Lane Farm 609-259-3684, both in Chesterfield, accept Burlington Bucks and offer much more, including homemade baked goods. Check out Hlubik's CSA (Community Supporting Agriculture) program. And many of those locally grown products will be available real soon at community farm markets near you.

Burlington County Farmers Market – County Community Agricultural Center, 500 Centerton Rd., Moorestown on Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (opened last week)

Chesterfield 609-298-2311 – Healthy Community Farmers Market at 30 Saddle Way on Thursdays, 3:30-7 p.m. beginning June 25

City of Bordentown – Farmers Market at Carslake Community Center, 207 Crosswicks St. on Wednesdays 3 p.m.-dusk beginning June 3

Columbus Farmers Market – 2919 Rt. 206, Springfield on Thursdays 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sundays 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. all year

Maple Shade – Market on Main Street at Main Street on Forklanding Road, Sundays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning June 1

Medford Township – Medford Market Days – Main Street in Medford Village, Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. beginning June 13

Why Buy Local?

If each household in Burlington County spent just $10 more each month at Burlco businesses, the resulting annual impact to the local economy would be about $19.9 MILLION DOLLARS!

For every $100 spent locally in independently owned stores, shops and restaurants, $44 to $83 is re-circulated in the local economy.  When $100 is spent in national chains, only $14 to $43 stays in the local economy.

How we all benefit by shopping Burlington County:

  • Keep Burlington County's economy strong and growing.
  • Embrace local businesses, which create 80% of new jobs and often provide better wages and benefits
  • Save time and money and protect the environment. Shopping locally saves travel time and gas money
  • Get great products and services at competitive prices at any of Burlington County's 8,000 one-of-a-kind, independent businesses 
  • Create a sense of community. Community groups get 350% more support from local business owners than non-locally owned businesses.

Make your Pledge to Shop Burlington County!


OUR SPONSORS:

 
Burlington County
Board of Chosen Freeholders

 
Burlington County
Bridge Commission

 

Burlington County
Regional
Chamber of Commerce 

 
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