Monday, July 2, 2012
Photographer Christopher Costa captured these images of the Fort Lee Farmers Market at the Fort Lee Community Center Sunday, July 1, 2012, and there are plenty of others not so far away to check as the season progresses.
In spite of the heat, the annual Fort Lee Farmers Market was bustling Sunday at the Fort Lee Community Center’s plaza area and continues every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 18. This year's market features some familiar vendors and some new ones, but Tom Meyers of the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs previously said, "“We may add vendors as the season progresses." "I am quite happy with the variety and the mix of old and new, and the anchor of Stone Pointe Farms always brings our market a crowd of customers who return each week," Meyers said. For Farmers Market enthusiasts, however, there are plenty of others nearby to check out as the summer season continues. "Weekends are a great time to visit the many Farmers …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
This year’s market will bring back some familiar vendors but also feature some new ones. Also Sunday, historic jitney tours of Fort Lee will be offered to market patrons or anyone who stops by the Fort Lee Community Center.
The annual Fort Lee Farmers’ Market opens Sunday at the Fort Lee Community Center’s plaza area at 1355 Inwood Terrace and continues every Sunday thereafter from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the last Sunday in October. As of Wednesday, the list of participating vendors at this year’s market, according to Tom Meyers of the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, is as follows: “We may add vendors as the season progresses, but I am quite happy with the variety and the mix of old and new, and the anchor of Stone Pointe Farms always brings our market a crowd of customers who return each week,” Meyers said of the lineup vendors. In conjunction with the opening of the farmers market Sunday, the Fort Lee Film Commission, Fort Lee Historic …
Monday, June 18, 2012
A look at just some of what’s coming up this week in Fort Lee.
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- Erik Wander
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Fort Lee Board of Education Monday kicks off a busy week for the local school system with a special meeting at Fort Lee High School. During a private session, the board will discuss personnel issues and the appointment of a superintendent, and although the agenda for the public session doesn’t currently include resolutions appointing a superintendent or renewing the contracts of previously non-renewed teachers like seventh grade Language Arts teacher Christina Martelo or seventh grade Science teacher Ian Zellman, walk-in resolutions are always possible. At the BOE’s meeting last week, school board officials said the superintendent search was down to two finalists, and students and others have been speaking out at meetings since May 7 …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
A quick look at some events going on in the borough this weekend, including your last chance to visit the Fort Lee Farmers Market
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Patch Staff
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Retreat to Victory March (Saturday; 11:45 a.m.) Revolutionary War re-enactors will march from Fort Lee Historic Park to Monument Park Saturday, following the same path Gen. George Washington and his troops followed in November 1776. The march starts at 11:45 a.m. at the Fort Lee Historic Park area of the Palisade Interstate Park at the Hudson Terrace exit. Click here for further details, or call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 201-693-2763. Thomas Paine "Punch and Pie Night" Fundraiser (Saturday; 7 p.m.) The Fort Lee Common Sense Society is holding its annual Punch and Pie fundraiser to raise money for the statue of Revolutionary War-era patriot Thomas Paine to be erected in Fort Lee's Monument Park. The event, …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The market at the community center was scheduled to end Sunday, but it’s been extended
The Fort Lee Farmers Market has been extended through Sunday, Nov. 20, to allow Fort Lee residents the opportunity to continue buying fresh produce, cakes, pies and many other goodies locally right up until the weekend before Thanksgiving. Tom Meyers of the Fort Lee Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs says business at the market—originally planned to end Oct. 30—has been brisk since it opened in June and that vendors have been enjoying what he called a “banner year.” “We had more inclement weather on Sunday, especially in August with all the rough weather, but nevertheless our vendors have stuck it out,” Meyers said. “And they’ve been doing pretty well. I know that when I go up there two or three Sundays a month, they’re always pretty …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
A quick look at some of what’s going on in Fort Lee the rest of this week
Below is a quick look at five things you should know about this week and/or might not want to miss: Number one: Thursday concludes a week of “back-to-school nights,” when Fort Lee High School and the Fort Lee Early Childhood Center hold theirs—each at their own facility, and each starting at 7 p.m. Number two The Fort Lee Mayor and Council also meet Thursday in Borough Hall’s second-floor conference room for an executive session. Members of the public wishing to attend should plan on showing up at about 8 p.m. The agenda for the executive session is available by clicking here or by visiting the Borough of Fort Lee’s website. Patch will take a closer look at what’s on the agenda later in the day Thursday. Number three: The Borough of Fort …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
From VH1 to Fort Lee, Johnny Meatballs is our undisputed meatball king.
Growing up on the southern border of Fort Lee, in the area of town known to locals as "Nanny-goat Hill," one foot in Fort Lee, the other in Palisades Park, Johnny DeCarlo knew that his life would be anything but ordinary. From an early age he learned from both his grandmothers not only how to cook authentic, old-world Italian food, but also how to combine their recipes and make the best meatballs. How many of us think, “My grandmother could have made a fortune if she packaged and sold her meatballs?” Well, Johnny didn’t just think it; he did it. With one meatball recipe and a lot of determination he's creating the Johnny Meatballs empire. His goal is to package that old-world Sunday dinner experience that so many of us were weaned on and …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Under this tent you can buy delicious cookies. The laughter is free.
It’s impossible to walk through the Fort Lee Farmer's Market without stopping by Johnny & Roxanne’s tent. Not only will the delicious baked goods capture your attention, but Johnny’s sharp sense of humor will have you laughing for hours after you leave. Every Sunday morning, Johnny and Roxanne arise early to travel from Staten Island, where their bakery Luna Rossa, is located, to Fort Lee, where they sell their cookies and breads. When Johnny met Roxanne the stars collided. Well, maybe not the stars, but Johnny collided right into Roxanne as he was rushing to finish his Christmas shopping. Running up and down the aisles of Kmart grabbing presents as he ran, his arms so filled with gifts that he couldn’t see where he was going, Johnny …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Friends from the Farmer's Market share their favorite cookbooks
Opening day of the Fort Lee Farmers Market Sunday not only brought out Fort Lee residents, but also quite a few friends from our neighboring towns as well. After almost a week of rain, Sunday was picture perfect for getting out, and the farmer's market was the perfect place to get out to. Not only was there an abundance of fruits, vegetables, breads, pickles, olives, cheeses, freshly baked cookies, pies, cupcakes and cakes, but the Fort Lee Historic Committee and the Fort Lee Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs sponsored a free historic jitney tour around Fort Lee, and people were lined up waiting to take the tour. With all these people strolling around--most weighed down by bags of fresh produce--we thought it would be great to ask …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Fresh from the farm recipes sure to wow your guests
While purchasing fruits and vegetables at Sunday’s farmer's market, we decided to ask the farmers to share some of their favorite recipes of what to make with what we buy at their stand. With such a bounty of fresh produce, we thought it would be fun to get some fresh ideas along with our purchases--a recipe swap with the experts, if you will. Here are three of those recipes, and yes, we tested them. We give them 5 stars. They take very little time to make and your guests will be wowed. Picnic Potato Salad Ingredients: Boil potatoes with skins on (leaving the skin adds tremendous flavor) until the flesh can easily be pierced with a fork (approx 45 minutes). Drain potatoes, place them in a bowl and refrigerate until cold. Remove skins and …