Quality of Life
May 20 - West Windsor Community Farmers' Market Opens Second Season
The first day of the 2006 West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market season is Saturday, May 20th. Ten farms will participate in the market this year. The WWCFM is a grassroots initiative, conceived to bring fresh produce and a sense of community to Saturday mornings in the township. The Market opened two years ago under the co-directorship of West Windsor residents Beth Feehan and Mireille Delman. The official grand opening, June 10, celebrates the Third Annual "West Windsor Farm Heritage Day."
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Please donate your used bike! Pedals for Progress, in its continuing effort to recycle bicycles properly, is having a used bike collection sponsored by The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance. Anyone with an adult or child's bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate his or her bike for this worthy cause. Bikes can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, RAIN OR SHINE, at the West Windsor Community Farmers' Market, on Vaughn Drive off Alexander Road in the parking lot of the Princeton Junction Train Station.
PfP collects over 11,000 bicycles annually, and to date more than 86,000 have been shipped to developing countries in Latin American, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. In these countries the bikes are reconditioned by partner agencies and distributed at low cost to poor working adults. The bikes provide reliable transportation to the recipients, who use them for commuting to work, transporting produce to market, or accessing heath care and other services.
PfP does not accept "bikes for parts" or disassembled bikes. It costs $28 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle. A donation toward shipping costs is necessary (suggested minimum $10 per bike). In 2005, at this same location, in a PfP drive, 130 used bicycles were collected for shipment to Uganda. In 2006, we collected and sent 105 bicycles (and one portable sewing machine) along with $1,082 to fund shipment to their final destination in Guatemala.
If you are interested in volunteering in a future drive or need more info about donating a bike please call West Windsor Bike/Ped Alliance members Susan Conlon at 936-1916 or Ken Carlson at 275-6355.
For more information on Pedals for Progress visit their website.
UPDATE: It was reported at the April 27th PJNC that West Windsor Township is planning to apply for a grant to fund improvements to the property for the park.
HomeFront Benefit at Ganges Restaurant; Sunday April 17, 2005