County of Monmouth
For Immediate Release:
April 5, 2017

‘Made in Monmouth’ is Back in Business
More than 200 local vendors will participate on April 8

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Mark your calendar for the 2017 “Made in Monmouth” event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 in the OceanFirst Bank Center at Monmouth University on Larchwood Avenue.

“Made in Monmouth is a shopper’s paradise featuring small businesses from throughout the area which is the very heart of our economic lifeblood,” Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone said. “We are proud to be able to showcase these creative, innovative and unique merchants and that year after year more people want to be a part of the outstanding event. It’s so important to provide people with an opportunity to ‘shop local’ and support their fellow residents and business owners.”

Thousands of people attend the previous events which showcased jewelry, pretzels, orchids, surfboards, handmade glass, honey, cosmetics, flags, chocolate, tea and much more. All of the items are made in Monmouth County and are available for purchase.

Made in Monmouth is organized by the Grow Monmouth team within the County’s Division of Economic Development. Grow Monmouth officials meet regularly with business, civic and government leaders to provide state-of-the-art information services. It has become a major public-private project to create and preserve jobs in Monmouth County.

Interested producers and manufacturers are encouraged to request to apply for the waitlist online at or contact the Division of Economic Development at 732-431-7470 for more information. There is no cost to the vendors or to the public.

The list of participating vendors will be published on the County website at the week prior to the event.

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