July 27th, 2010
It’s summertime and that means two things: 1) There are loads of delicious farm fresh produce available at Bordentown farmers market every week; and 2) American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ contest has kicked into gear and we need your votes to win! The process is simple. To vote for our market, all you have to do is: 1.) Go to www.farmland.org/vote 2.) Type in Bordentown Farmers Maret; and, 3.) Click “Vote” That’s it. That’s all it takes to bring Bordentown one step closer to being America’s favorite farmers market! Now American Farmland Trust has introduced leader boards where you can keep track of the Top 5 markets receiving votes in New Jersey. Want to support multiple markets in New Jersey? Search by state and you can vote for more of your favorites – just remember, you only have one vote to cast per market! According to American Farmland Trust (AFT), the purpose of this contest is to re-connect local consumers to local farms, with the ultimate goal of keeping our nation’s farm and ranch land productive and healthy! Buying at the farmers market keeps money in the local community and helps farms and ranches remain economically viable. By voting, you’re helping support farms and communities across the nation. As American Farmland Trust says, “No Farms No Food™!” So don’t forget to vote for Bordentown Farmers’ Market at www.farmland.org/vote and spread the word! Big thanks to everyone who has already voted!
July 27th, 2010
We have to look differently on how we spend money. With the recent 2% cap placed upon municipalities we will need to “tighten the belt even more.” But what I see most folks doing is laying off the police, public works and other average income workers. These people are the ones who are the backbone to a community. What do you have left if they are gone?
Time to think out of the box.
July 6th, 2010
Bordentown City Farmers Market- Every Wednesday from 4 to 7:30pm located at the City Parking lot next to the Farnsworth House Restaurant.
Exciting news for this Wednesdays market-
We are lucky to have DJ RandyNow from the Record Collector spinning records from the 60’s this week. The Record Collector, Bordentown, NJ was “voted #1 as the favorite independent record store in the tri-state are.” They offer an immense selection of New, Used, Rare and Collectible music in all formats:Vinyl LP’s, 7 inch/45s, and Compact Discs. Also, check out www.the-record-collector.com for the upcoming concert and/or shows they have booked.
RandyNow has also hinted that a famous comedian may make his way down to the market for a surprise appearance, can you guess who?
The farmers/vendors once again will over-come the incredible weather this week to bring you fresh, local and wholesome produce and goods. Please continue to come out and support and bring a friend. We had over 550 people last Wednesday, so lets beat that number this week.
For the third week in a row Matt’s Burritos- Olivers, sold out! They are super delicious and just the perfect treat, especially with a Mango Ice Tea from Beanwood Cafe.
This week we will have additional free recipe cards-they have been a big hit!
Please email or call 609-298-0604 for additional information.
Deputy Mayor, Bordentown City
June 22nd, 2010
A friend sent this to me, because I always say that I need a good wife. Those who are successful must have a great wife. There is no way to do it all without someone taking care of the “life” part.
So pardon me if I don’t rsvp, send cards, buy the right gift, organize birthdays or all the rest of it. No bad intentions, just need a good wife.
Now taking applications:)
June 9th, 2010
Yes, it is said that it will rain again today, the second Wednesday in a row, but we will be there.
Time: 4:00 pm – dusk
Location: City Parking Lot Next to the Farnsworth House Restaurant, Across from Boyd’s Pharmacy, Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown City
What: A weekly, community farmers’ market featuring local farmers and regional artisan food and craft vendors.
Featured NEW Products: Free Range Eggs, Grass Fed Beef / Pork / Lamb, Artisan Cheeses, and Perennial Plants
Bordentown City Environmental Commission (BCEC)
May 27th, 2010
The recent resolution introduced and supported by Mayor Lynch to censor and “unmask” the anonymous web site which is critical of him is wrong. Freedom of speech, protected by the first amendment of the constitution, must be actively defended, even when that defense must be applied to the speech of our dissenters. Even though the mayor felt attacked personally, it does not excuse the rushed manner in which this resolution was introduced and hastily voted upon. It is inappropriate to use tax payer money to fund a legal process which is doomed to fail, especially considering the current economic climate.
The web site which sparked everything is also in the wrong (even though, legally, they are within their constitutional rights). There are ways to highlight the shortcomings of the mayor, or of the commissioners, or of the government’s policies, without resorting to inflammatory propaganda or incivility. The internet gives anonymous bloggers a place to vent and share their criticisms, but that is not a license to be divisive. Members of our community are better than this. All observers of this crazy situation know this, and it is why we need a way forward which enables all sides to accomplish their main goal: the betterment of our city.
Mayor Lynch: immediately rescind the recent resolution which seeks to censor the speech of dissenters. Acknowledge the importance of the first amendment, and recognize that it applies even to your dissenters, or to those who directly criticize the office of mayor. Take your urgency to suppress dissent, and direct it toward the real issues we face as a city.
Anonymous blogger(s): immediately remove (and possibly rename?) the inflammatory content of your web site. Remain anonymous if you wish, but as fellow community members you must recognize the importance of measured criticism, and apply it with civility and respect to the mayor, and to the city. We have a commission form of government, so direct your criticisms to the commission as a whole. Continue your criticisms, but in a manner reflecting the thoughtful, informed and respectful manner which characterize the citizens of our fine city.
Both sides are in the wrong here. Yet both sides still have the opportunity to move forward together, as long as each recognizes the serious shortcomings and wrong-headedness of their current strategies. Redirect your energies toward the common good. No one has to shake hands or become friends. But when both sides recognize where they have erred, and immediately take corrective action, we will all come out ahead.
I am convinced this is the way forward. I am sending a copy of this proposal to Mayor Lynch, Commissioner Targonski, and the anonymous blogger(s).
May 24th, 2010