New farmers market growing in the Abingtons

For Abington Journal
The Hillside Park Farmers Market will open under the park’s pavilion for the first time from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4. -

S. ABINGTON TWP. — A new farmers market is moving to the Pavilion at Hillside Park off West Grove Street and Winola Road, with a grand opening scheduled for 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4, including entertainment.

The market will run every week, rain or shine, until Nov. 16, with a special Thanksgiving Turkey pick-up date to be scheduled.

The Hillside Park Farmers Market will feature organically grown vegetables, fermented products, including kombucha, grass fed beef and lamb, pasture raised eggs and poultry, goat’s milk products and more from a number of local farmers.

The market will run rain or shine lakeside under the pavilion. There is ample parking in the lower lot of Hillside Park, above the softball fields and below the Abington Dog Park, soccer fields and boundless playground.

Nicole (Niki) Weichert is the new market’s coordinator.

Some of the participants and their product offerings include:

• Back Achers Farm

Pure Maple Syrup and maple products, 100 percent grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture-raised/organic-fed chicken, turkey, pork and eggs and organically grown vegetables

• Fullers Overlook Farm

Organically grown vegetables, cut flowers, mushrooms, pasture raised/organic fed eggs, chicken and pork

• Gail’s Cupboard

Cultured/fermented vegetables, fermented tonics, lemonade, kombucha and “sodos,” sprouted maple granola, sprouted quinoa granola biscotti, crispy nuts, raw cacao, raw coconut almond and raw peanut butter cacao treats and more.

• Liberty Sisters Soap Company

Goats milk soap, facial toners, biodegradable laundry soap, beard oil and other natural bath and body products

• Forks Farm

100 percent grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture-raised eggs and poultry and woodlot pork

Jubilee Balloons, a local balloon artist who creates balloon animals and sculptures will also be at the grand opening to entertain attendees with her creations.

The market is run under the auspices of the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB). Local farmers interested in participating may email inquiries to hillsideparkmkt@gmail.com for more details. For more information, visit the market’s Facebook page.

The Hillside Park Farmers Market will open under the park’s pavilion for the first time from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_ABJ-Hillside-Market.jpgThe Hillside Park Farmers Market will open under the park’s pavilion for the first time from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4.

For Abington Journal