THE COLLINGSWOOD FARMERS’ MARKET HISTORY
In 2000, Collingswood resident Pam Ciervo began the Collingswood Farmers’ Market as a project of the civic group Proud Neighbors of Collingswood. While Ciervo is no longer the Market Director, we continue to benefit from the sustaining sponsorship of the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood.
The Market has grown steadily over the years in size and popularity and is now a project of the Borough of Collingswood. After more than a decade-and-a-half, going to the Market is considered by many Collingswoodians and residents of nearby towns to be their “Saturday morning ritual.”
Charles M. Kuperus, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture, has called us “one of the finest markets in the State.” We were recently honored as “Best Farm Stand” in NJ Monthly Magazine’s Best of Jersey issue with the flattering comment, “authentic rural feel and hustle-bustle.”
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The Collingswood Farmers’ Market’s primary focus has always been on its farmers. We are one of a growing number of Markets throughout the state that make an effort to emphasize local growers. Special thanks go out to everyone involved, including market shoppers.
Direct interaction between local growers and consumers is rare these days—what happens every Saturday at the market is truly special.