West Cape May Farmers Market 2014

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West Cape May, NJ -  Amazing how just a few baskets of beans can signal a shift in the season. It’s summertime. And the West Cape May Farmer’s market is back.

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Opening day brought out all of those eager for some fresh produce or for an easy dinner. The market is open every Tuesday afternoon from three until seven,  behind West Cape May’s Boro Hall on Broadway. Locals walk or bike to the market. Limited parking is also available.  Savvy shoppers bring their reusable shopping bags from previous seasons.

Three of the stands, run by local farmers, sell seasonal produce. Bright yellow summer squash was just being harvested this week.

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The rest of the vendors sell either food products like honey or vinegar or jams, some flea market type items or prepared food that’s ready to eat.

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On opening day, the line was longest at JB’s Barbecue.  Empanada Mama’s and Cape May Crab Cakes were also dishing out early dinners.

Diners grabbed spots at picnic tables and ate dinner while live music played in the background. Not a bad way to do your grocery shopping.

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As in previous years, the West Cape May Farmers Market will be open every Tuesday afternoon from 3 until 7PM until Labor Day. Foodies might also want to check out the Sunday morning farmers’ market in Stone Harbor.

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Jane Kashlak is a journalist, a gardener and a Cape Island resident. She's also Cape May Times' photographer. She founded Cape May Times after a long and lively career in TV news.