Free event coincides with County food drive

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth County is gearing up for their fourth “Made in Monmouth” event to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at Monmouth University. Admission is free.

“This event gives our talented and creative residents the opportunity to show-off and sell their merchandise that is made right here in MonmouthCounty,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone. “With such a wide variety of vendors, offering everything from soy candles to watercolor paintings and fine jewelry, ‘Made in Monmouth’ is the perfect place to spend the day and shop locally.”

Confirmed vendors for “Made in Monmouth” include 2 Chicks with Chocolate, Jersey Girl Barefoot Sandals, Matawan Stained Glass, Mud Flower Jewelry, Rook Coffee,TeaScapes and The Wood Nerd.

“When you head over to Made in Monmouth, please consider helping the County fight hunger by bringing a nonperishable food donation,” said Freeholder John P. Curley. “The County is sponsoring a food drive for the FoodBank of Monmouth and OceanCounties for the entire month of April, so there will be food collection bins at this year’s event.”

Made in Monmouth is organized by the Grow Monmouth team within the County’s Division of Economic Development. Grow Monmouth officials have met with hundreds of business, civic and government leaders

Interested producers and manufacturers are encouraged to register online at or contact the County’s Division of Economic Development at 732-431-7470 for more information.

The list of participating vendors will be published on the County website at