County-sponsored event highlights home-grown products 

FREEHOLD, NJ – More than 80 Monmouth County-based manufacturers have signed on for the  “Made in Monmouth” exposition to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Monmouth University’s MAC Center on Larchwood Avenue in West Long Branch.

Items to be featured include custom furniture, handmade surfboards, beautiful jewelry at every price point, gluten-free baked goods, chocolate, peanut brittle, specialty honey and award-winning sauces and world-famous pate. There’s also hand-carved Santas, original art, art made from repurposed items, decorative items for home and garden, handbags and accessories will be available to purchase and sample. There is something for everyone at Made In Monmouth.    

Special programming for children will be available throughout the day, provided by a local award-winning author, a local award-winning children’s production company and a local artisan’s group.

Door prizes, donated by the vendors, will be given to lucky visitors during the day. 

This event, organized by the Monmouth County Department of Economic Development and sponsored by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with Monmouth University, will introduce residents to the variety and quality of products being made in Monmouth County

“This is a great opportunity to see the creativity and productivity of Monmouth County businesses,” Freeholder Deputy Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “The quality and variety of products visitors will see will astonish them and give them the opportunity to buy locally.”

It’s free for the public and vendors. Vendors who wish to register should go to and click on the Made in Monmouth link. A list of vendors will be provided the day of the event and will be available on line.

Made in Monmouth is a project under the Department of Economic Development’s Grow Monmouth initiative. For more information about how Grow Monmouth can help your business, go to the Grow Monmouth page at