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Asbury Park Saturday farmers market (Sunset Ave) 8/15/15. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net

Asbury Park Saturday farmers market (Sunset Ave) 8/15/15. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge.



THE FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE     “Today’s Teardrops.”

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Sunset Avenue, Asbury,  Farmers Market. Saturday 8/24/19. Paul Goldfinger photo ©


DORIS TROY:  “Just One Look.”


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Socializing at the market. Paul Goldfinger photograph.8/17/19 ©


Sunset Saturday market was busy. 8/17/19. Blogfinger photo © Very good heirloom tomatoes here.


This is the sort of small neighborhood events that OG needs to bring people together.

FYI:  The Italian baker from Paterson has fine sfogliatella ( sea shells with crispy, flaky pastry, and inside there is sweet lemony cheese.)  He also has fig bars and a terrific variety of authentic breads plus cheeses from Italy.



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Sunset and Main, A. Park 7/14/18. Paul Goldfinger  all photos ©  click image to enlarge.


The beefsteaks are from Tinton Falls–greenhouse grown. Soon the South Jersey crop will appear. ©  We bought some—good, not great.


Nice Jersey melons. ©


Jersey flowers ©


The onions are sweet. The sunflowers were for sale there. Cheese is 4 year aged Italian sold by the baker at the market.  Arrangement by Eileen. Blogfinger photo. ©


By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger reporting from A. Park 7/14/18

The market has sprung back to life, with a nice mix of farmers.   They had corn, sweet onions, crusty Italian breads  (I tore off a hunk for immediate consumption) and cheeses  (aged for 4 years) from Paterson (excellent)–take home and eat or freeze, and many other items.   Parking is plentiful along the curb;  good to get there early.  Dogs are allowed.

Regarding the bread, we like the braided with sesame.  You can go across to the park, and like Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat   (11th century Persia), you can enjoy the wilderness known as Asbury Park:

“Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse—and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness—
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.”

Well, enow awreddy.   Time to drive back to the Grove and find parking.

THE CHARTS; “Desirie”

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Today, October 21, they had wonderful breads, cheeses and other authentic Italian goods.  The produce was great including big red beefsteak tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggs, pumpkins and more. Because of perfect weather, the local tomatoes are incredible. Open every Saturday until before Thanksgiving.

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Paul Goldfinger © Sunset Ave. market. Saturday morning, October 21, 2016. Asbury Park, NJ. Eileen (behind the man) is buying peppers, tomatoes, cheese, bread, and eggs.  I heard quite a bit of Spanish spoken, although not by Eileen.




Editor’s note:  Get farm fresh eggs delivered to your door for $4.00 per dozen.

Today at the Sunset Farmer’s Market we met Elaine Taylor of ShangriLa Farm, LLC.  Her farm is in Howell and she is starting a business of delivering farm fresh eggs to your door for $4.00 per dozen. As you know, that is a great price, especially for eggs newly laid at the farm.  These free range chickens are organic.

(And, did you know that eggs do not have to be refrigerated?)

If you are interested, you can reach Elaine Taylor at 732 901 8777 or try Shangrila farm web site.   —-PG

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Purchases today from the Asbury Sunset Farmers Market. 9/23/17. Blogfinger photo in Ocean Grove. 

By Eileen and Paul Goldfinger, editors @Blogfinger.net

Despite the autumn date, the farmers at the Sunset Saturday morning market had a lot of merchandise. I knew exactly what to get.  If Eileen had been there she would have studied everything and bought 2-3 times as much.

From the Paterson Italian baker I chose the Sicilian twist.  This bread was $4.00 and well worth it.  The crunchy crust was bejeweled with baked sesame seeds. It is guaranteed that about 10% of them will wind up between your teeth; but who cares?  The interior is soft and chewy.  Never use a knife on this.  Do like the Sicilians and rip off a hunk and then dip it into extra virgin olive oil.

There is a dealer there who has wonderful olive oil from his family’s farm in Calabria, which is the toe of the Italy boot. Some of his oils are flavored with garlic, but Eileen prefers the plain. Sometimes his girlfriend takes my money, and that is a bonus.  I’ve always found the name “extra-virgin” to be  provocative. It has a technical definition, but I prefer to use my imagination.

On the right is a stromboli made by the Paterson baker. It has mozzarella cheese and fried eggplant inside. On the outside is pastry dough. You put it into the oven to melt the cheese, and it is delicious. He also bakes them with sausage and a few other ingredients. I like to imagine myself with Sicilians sitting around in a vineyard, sipping Chianti while muching on stromboli. But my hopes were dashed when I read this in Wikipedia:

“Stromboli was invented in the United States in the 1950s.  It was named after the Italian film  Stromboli.   A stromboli is somewhat similar to a calzone.”

And, as you can see, the Jersey tomatoes still exist, and the prices are starting to drop.  This is a great time to buy in quantity to make sauces, soups, stews—–and for canning.


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Sunset Avenue farmers market. 8/6/16. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Sunset Avenue farmers market. 8/6/16. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click image to enlarge


Sunset Avenue market. Asbury Park. ©

Sunset Avenue market. Asbury Park. ©  Paul Goldfinger photo. 8/6/16

KERMIT RUFFINS   “Over the Waves.”

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