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.
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."
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
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:
Board of Chosen Freeholders
Chamber of Commerce
Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce
County Board of Agriculture
Delran Business Association
Downtown Bordentown Association
Florence Twp. Economic Development Committee
Greater Burlington Chamber
Greater Lumberton Regional
Main Street Mount Holly
Maple Shade Business Association
Marlton Business Association
Medford Business Association
Moorestown Business Association
Northern Burlington Regional Chamber
Riverside Business Association
Southampton Twp. Business Association