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Caribbean-themed Farmers Market slated for Sat (15) in South Jersey, USA

farmers-market-7-300x225From Voorhees Town Center, SJ USA

The summer months are finally here and Voorhees Town Center is celebrating with a Caribbean-themed Farmers Market on June 15. Vendors wearing leis and Caribbean shirts will serve Jersey Fresh produce including fruits, vegetables, exotic produce, and herbs; locally produced wines; fresh baked breads; and fresh pasta.

As they stroll among the festively decorated stands, shoppers will enjoy live entertainment by a steel drum band. There will also be fun activities for children including sidewalk chalk art, balloon artist creations, play time with the Children’s Discovery Museum, pony rides, and a petting zoo (pony rides and petting zoo are weather permitting).

“The Farmers Market is the perfect place to pick up your Jersey Fresh favorites and Jersey wine for a summer barbeque, shore house meal, or a tasty beach snack,” said Jessica Saphire, mall marketing director.

The Farmers Market is located on Town Center Boulevard outside Catelli Duo and Elena Wu restaurants and is open every Saturday until October 5, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Voorhees Town Center will also host Caribbean-themed Farmers Markets on July 13 and August 10. Shoppers can find ample parking each week outside the mall and behind the restaurants.


About the Farms and Vendors

Bellview Winery (Landisville) – Nestled in the heart of South Jersey, Bellview Winery is the realized dream of owners Jim and Nancy Quarella. The winery is located on the same farm that Jim’s great-grandfather, Angelo Quarella, purchased in 1914 after emigrating from Italy. Originally just a 20-acre plot on which the winery now sits, the farm has expanded to more than 150 acres. The renovated building that is today’s winery houses Angelo’s original wine cellar where, for decades, the Quarellas have made their own wines. For more information, visit

Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms (Kennett Square, Pa.) – Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, run by the Langrehr family, is one of the local mushroom growers that makes Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, the “Mushroom Capital of the World.” Fresh mushrooms are harvested just before market, providing the freshest Shitake, Crimini, Portabella, Maitake and Oyster Mushrooms you can find.

Duffield’s Farm (Sewell) – The Duffield family has been farming for more than 80 years. It is owned and operated by Dave and Mary Duffield, their sons David and Dan, their daughter Debbie, and daughters-in-law RuthAnn and Tracy. The farm has been in the Duffield family since the 1930s when Dave’s father, Claude, purchased the original parcel of farmland.

Through several expansions, Duffield’s Farm has grown into the thriving South Jersey agricultural landmark it is today, raising more than 50 varieties of vegetables and fruits, including peaches, strawberries, nectarines, sweet corn and tomatoes. The farm has a long history of engaging and entertaining the public with agriculture; many generations of locals can recall childhood memories of visits to Duffield’s.  For more information, visit

Fruitwood Orchards Honey Farm (Monroeville) – In 1951, Gloria and Everett Wright planted 110 acres of apples, peaches, nectarines, pears, and cherries. Since then, their crops have expanded to include strawberries, melons, grapes and vegetables.

The Wright family has been farming in the Delaware Valley since the 1800s; they first raised honeybees to help in the pollination of their fruit trees. Today, from Fruitwood’s two locations in New Jersey and Florida, millions of honeybees in thousands of hives are transported to pollinate other farms’ crops and produce honey across the country. Nearly 20 varieties of pure, raw, unfiltered honey are offered, including local varieties such as South Jersey Pine Barren and Blueberry Honey. For more information, visit

Talluto’s (Washington Township) – Talluto’s is a Philadelphia pasta tradition with several locations throughout the region. Mike Scappa, the lively owner of Talluto’s of Washington Township, is bringing freshly cut capellini, spaghettini, linguine, fettuccine and other Italian prepared specialties to the market.  For more information, visit


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