Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Farmers Market at Woodbridge

We did make it to the Farmer’s market on Saturday. Fruits and vegetables were very fresh indeed – don’t the pictures speak for themselves! I bought Jersey fresh basil and the very last of this season’s blueberries. The farmers market for Jersey Fresh produce is to encourage residents to “buy local”. In doing so – they would help in encouraging local business, and save fuel on transportation of goods.

It was a Green day at the market. One of the stalls was distributing CFL bulbs free of charge to residents – under the project Porchlight.

Project porchlight is about “how changing just one light bulb is a gateway to larger public participation in Climate change action and responsible energy use.”                              


_A225036-1Chris Adornato, Chairman Woodbridge Environmental Commission was offering visitors a free bulb while also explaining how we can help save the environment by doing small things ourselves. His enthusiasm was infectious. I hope it rubbed on to many of us!

Another green stall showcased the green products of Shaklee Corporation. Shaklee is not a new firm – their website says “We were doing it back when green was just a color and biodegradable was barely a word.  In fact, as early as 1960, we made one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever.  And we were the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset our CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.”

Shaklee was represented by Debra who shared her extensive knowledge on the products with us. I loved the all-in-one cleaning agent and my hubby particularly liked the laundry cleaner :-)


Apart from the above there were local vendors selling bread, pickles, cheese. Mr. Jaker’s with his pickles stall.


The veggies market.


One interesting day and colorful day it was!

CIAO – till the next post!

PS: All photographs are copyright of Purushottam Rao

You can view these photos on http://puruphotos.blogspot.com

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