Kearny’s farmers market kicks off next week

Kearny’s farmers market returns June 27 and takes place Thursdays through October from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kearny Public Library on Garfield Avenue between Kearny Avenue and Chestnut Street.

Shop the Market to enjoy Jersey Fresh seasonal produce, including freshly picked strawberries and blueberries, lettuces, vegetables, herbs and more.

The market is co-sponsored by the Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone and Kearny Public Library. Live entertainment will be provided throughout the season, with featured performers Peter & the Master Keys on July 25; Mariachi Citlalli on Aug. 22; and the Florian Schantz Combo on Sept. 26. Free reusable shopping bags will also be available.

Vouchers for senior citizens are available at the Kearny Department of Public Health. 645 Kearny Ave. The Kearny senior bus will stop at the library and market throughout the season.

On July 18 and Aug. 20, the hours of the market will be extended to 9 p.m. as the library block parties.  Library Director Josh Humphrey invites the public to attend to enjoy good music, food, a pet photo contest, an art gallery and more.

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