Opening day at Morris Marketplace was a success
Susie Fisher, above, of a Little Slice of Heaven in Morris, was a vendor at the Morris Marketplace on Sunday, as were Nawal el-Hachem, left, and Jane Truelove of Truelove Farms in Morris. BZ photos
The new Morris Marketplace, a farmer's market at South Farms in Morris, held its grand opening on Sunday and was a success.
The market features locally-gown produce and local products and will be open Sundays from 11 to 2 until early autumn. It is being held at the South Farms barn in the center of East Morris and is being run by Ben Paletsky and Corey Mathews and his wife, Erica Dorsett-Mathews.
Paletsky is the owner of the farm, which has been in his family for three generations and has been brought back to life under his direction.
There were 12 vendors on Sunday and more are expected as the calendar turns to summer. Among the vendors were South Farms, baker Susie Fisher of A Little Slice of Heaven in Morris, Jane Truelove and Nawal el-Hachem of Truelove Farms in Morris, West Shore Seafood in Morris, Love Hearts Bakery in Litchfield, Brookside Farm II in Litchfield, Mohawk Bison in Goshen and Newgate Farm in Granby.
Beth Aleksinas of the Bramasole Wellness Center in Morris had a booth as did photographer Scott Petersen of Morris
Beth Aleksinas of Bramasole Wellness Center in Morris.
Cara Marsicano of Love Hearts Bakery in Litchfield.
Ed Dorsett, left, of South Farms and Steve Paletsky.
Katie Johnson of Morris was the greeter.
Ed Dorsett hands a package of South Farms meat to Carole Gibney of Litchfield.