Last month may have been the month of chili, but this month we’re all about fresh produce and getting out on the links a bit more. Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, which means summer has started… unofficially. To add to your epic parties and BBQs, the Downtown Toms River Farmer’s Market has everything you need to whip up a very Jersey feast.
Now that the days are longer, it also gives you more time to get outside, especially on the golf course. Do your best pro imitation with the help of The Perfect Swing Golf, who will give you all of the pro gear and tips, now it’s up to you to practice.
So if you haven’t been to Downtown Toms River in a while, it’s about time you checked it out to see what all the hype is about!
Downtown Toms River Farmer Market Offers Seasonal Jersey Fresh Produce
Thanks to a rainy spring, the Downtown Toms River Farmer’s Market is the place to pick up all the ingredients you need to make your very own “farm to table” dinner. Now in the Ocean County Parking Garage Lawn (28-46 Hadley Avenue), with free parking in the Ocean County Parking Garage, four NJ fresh produce farmers and one organic farmer are showing you the countless reasons why New Jersey is known as the “Garden State.”
Stop by for everything from seasonal fruits (the strawberries are perfectly juicy right now), vegetables (get your greens on with an assortment of lettuces, kales, collards, and chard), and plants and herbs (because it’s also fun to have your own garden!) Round out your fresh produce with freshly baked goods, Italian specialties, New Jersey honey, pickles, olive oils, and salts. There’s even plenty to go around for your sweet tooth with nuts and candies and Delicious Devil Brownies.
If you’re in the area and just looking for lunch, grab a smoothie from the food truck or go savory with hot dogs and pulled pork. You can even grab a bottle of vino from Cream Ridge Winery along with your cup of coffee!
Running every Wednesday from May 24th through November 15th, the Downtown Toms River Farmer’s Market will not only feature fresh produce and New Jersey made products, but they’ll also feature a seasonal fruit and vegetable on the first Wednesday of every month. From strawberries and lettuces in June to blueberries and corn in July, August’s ripe peaches and juicy tomatoes, September’s plums and eggplants, to October’s crisp apples and pumpkins, there’s always something new going on. If that wasn’t enough, you can also enter to win a basket (for free!) that’s packed with that month’s Jersey Fresh produce.
So get ready to get cooking, with all this seasonal produce, you’re bound to get creative in the kitchen and on the grill!
Featured Business: Getting Into the Swing of Things with The Perfect Swing Golf
Founded in 1999 by local golf professional, Michael Hovance, The Perfect Swing Golf, LLC is more than your average golf repair shop. After realizing his interest in the design, building, and retro fitting of golf equipment, Hovance turned his passion into a storefront, forging a niche in the Toms River area for golfers that wanted the same treatment as the pros, without having to look far and wide!
Perfect Swing Golf soon grew to include Lakewood Golf Range, earning a spot in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Club Fitters in the country for eight years and running. Golfers of all ages and abilities, across the tri state area, continue to go to one place, and one place only – Perfect Swing Golf. There they not only get the personal and knowledgeable attention they need when it comes to purchasing personally fitted, professionally built golf clubs, but you can also expect some experts tips to help you improve your golf game.
Located in the historic Harris Building in Downtown Toms River, the team of pros at Perfect Swing Golf are able to serve their customers with improved high technology fitting studios, expanded club building and repair shop, and an “enormous” retail area. If you’re looking for your perfect set of clubs or want to give the gift that keeps them swinging, book a club fitting or lesson with a professional (they usually book 2-3 weeks in advance, so be sure to act now for what might be the perfect father’s day gift!)
The Perfect Swing Golf
33 Main Street