What would a Farmers Market be without beer?
Beer, you ask? That's right — this Saturday, Burlington County kicks off its 15th year with the usual fruit and veggies but, for the first time, you'll be able to buy craft beer. You won't be allowed to consume your beer purchase on-site, but samples for adults are permitted, according to Burlington County.
A new law that Gov. Phil Murphy signed in February permits breweries or wineries to secure state permits to sell at farm markets. Zed's Beer of Marlton and Third State Brewing of Burlington City each signed up. Zed's will be there opening day and on the first Saturday of each month. Third State will be there the fourth Saturday of each month.
"It's a nice addition to what was already one of the most popular and well-attended farmers markets in our region," county Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson said in a statement. "Breweries like Zed's and Third State are important small businesses in two great communities, so we're pleased to offer them this opportunity to gain additional exposure and sales."
Customers and vendors must wear face masks or coverings at the market. Besides beer, fruits and vegetables, the market also sells cheeses, meats, flowers, plants, baked goods and handmade crafts.
- When: Saturdays from May through October from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Where: Burlington County Agricultural Center, Centerton Road, Moorestown.