Duffield’s Farm will host food truck and craft festival

Food truck owners are stocking up to prepare for an expected crowd

The annual spring food truck and craft festival at Duffield’s Farm Market in Sewell is happening Saturday, April 30, and the event, prepped by the farm since January, will feature various local and regional businesses.

“We will have 15 food trucks with a wide variety of menus, including BBQ, seafood, American cuisines and healthy options,” said Tracy Duffield, manager of outside activities at Duffield’s and daughter-in-law to the owners. “We also have 50 craft vendors lined up for the day.”

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As the farm prepares for a day-long event that begins at 11 a.m., food truck owners are stocking up to prepare for an expected crowd.

“I love doing this event because it has a hometown feel,” said Fred Brewer, owner and pitmaster of Fireman Freddie’s BBQ food truck and a friend of the farm. All of my fresh vegetables come from their farm whenever available. I have served at this event the past few years, and it is an amazing and busy event, with some of the greatest customers.

“I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

Special to The Sun: Hayrides around Duffield’s Farm Market will be offered to visitors of the annual spring food truck and craft festival on April 30. Spring decorations, like this hay bale, will add to the experience.

Regional crafters also plan for the busy day, including Stephanie Johnson, owner of Red Cottage Candles.

“I have been going to Duffield’s Farm since I was a child, so I am very excited to be revisiting as a vendor,” she noted of gathering her product lineup of farmhouse dough bowls, container candles and wax melts.

“I am looking forward to meeting all of the people and, of course, trying some of the food from the food trucks on my break.”

Live music by Joe Grasso will entertain guests under one of the farm’s pavilions, among other activities.

“Our greenhouse will be open, with a great variety of plants, both bedding and vegetables, for those that are anxious to start their gardens at home,” Duffield said. “We will also be doing hayrides around the farm that day.”

Special to The Sun: The next anticipated produce season at Duffield’s Farm Market is for strawberries; visitors can pick their own on the farm from late May into June.

Duffield’s Farm Market is at 280 Chapel Heights Road. Tickets for the festival can be purchased on the farm’s website at duffieldsfarm.com starting April 25.

The farm’s next anticipated season is for strawberries; visitors can pick their own on there from late May into June. For more information on events, including hayrides with the Easter bunny, follow the Duffield’s Farm Facebook page.

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