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Free Fitness Classes at the East Orange Farmers Market

The toxic combination of poor eating choices and infrequent exercise is made evident by the high rates of childhood obesity that has plagued East Orange in the last couple of years. The East Orange Farmer’s Market was implemented to provide an affordable and convenient vessel towards healthier food options. However, the market is not just about affordable local produce and products, but also about the promotion of fitness and healthy activity. We pride ourselves on combining food, fun, and fitness into our increasingly popular Tuesday Farmer’s Market. As you can see from the October 2018 Flyer, there are various activities located at the market that encourage residents, commuters and employees to be social, to be health conscious, and to be active.

The City of East Orange is a combination of people from all social status. Classes at the gym can be costly and inconvenient especially if you are a commuter. The greatest aspect of having fitness incorporated into our farmers market is that it is all free and within walking distance of the East Orange Train Station and major bus routes! You can learn Zumba and Line Dancing for free amongst other fitness activities and if you’re a commuter you don’t have to worry about taking a taxi or Uber. Simply exit the train at East Orange Station and walk right down the stairs to the City Plaza or if you prefer the bus you can take bus #21, #73, #71, or #94 which will conveniently lead you to the front of City Hall Plaza.

Stay tuned for the activities that will be provided in our 2019 Farmer’s Market. If you would like more information on the Farmer’s Market, please reach to the Farmer’s Market Manager Emilio Panasci or contact Mark Cheatam at 973-266-5140.

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City of East Orange

East Orange is a 3.9 square mile city in Essex County, New Jersey with a community of approximately 65,000 residents (2014). East Orange shares borders with the following cities and towns: Newark to the east and south and Glen ridge and Bloomfield to the north. It is the States 20th most populous municipality in 2010 and ranked second of 22 in Essex County.