Every now and then, Farmers Market Finds comes a cross a market that is designed to not only allow local people to have the best of shopping local, but also helps the community maintain itself. One of those markets is the Little Falls ABC Markets hosted by the Alliance for a Better Community (ABC) and its president Renae Shapiro.
Talking to Renae about the markets is like talking to a firestorm of information. This adept community organizer moved to Little Falls, New Jersey in 2001 and started organizing various groups that allowed her to meet new people and benefit her new community. Initially, Renae started a women’s group as a way to allow women who could “stay up past 8 pm” to go out and have some fun. What started out with 5 women now has many chapters in and around the area. Renae’s next venture was the Little Falls Alliance for a Better Community. The ABC is a non-profit organization that encourages cultural revitalization, education, and the beautification of Little Falls, NJ.
Driven by Renae and a host of local volunteers and supporters, the Little Falls ABC Markets uses a farmers market concept to raise money for the local community. Hosting markets allows local vendors and other merchants to sell direct to the community and provides money to beautify the Little Falls, NJ area. Every Sunday The Little Falls ABC hosts the Etc. Market at the local civic center. This market offers classic farmer’s markets goods like fruits, vegetables, handmade crafts and is free of charge.
The Etc. 2 market is a specialty market featuring a wide variety of items including handmade goods! This shopping bonanza is the perfect place to get some of your holiday shopping done. Happening this weekend, November 6, 2015 at the Russian Hall in Little Falls, NJ, Etc. 2 will offer jewelry, fashion, crafts, toys and home decor items. You are sure to find something for everyone on your list. Plus, you can enjoy desserts and drinks while you shop….nice! This market also offers vintage items, so if you are a collector, or decorator or just looking for something with character be sure to stop by. You never know what you’ll find! Be sure to follow the Little Falls ABC Markets on Facebook to keep up with all the pop up markets throughout the year.
In addition to these great markets, the ABC sponsors many other local functions including the Little Falls Summer Concert Series. The Alliance for A Better Community is a totally volunteer, non-profit organization and is open to everyone. If you are in the Little Falls, NJ area please feel free to join the ABC movement. Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Civic Center, 19 Warren Street (across from the library) at 7:15 PM.
Little Falls ETC. Market
19 Warren Street
Little Falls, NJ 07424
Every Sunday 11 am-3 pm (year round)