Morristown is now a suburban center with commuters traveling to New York City, Newark and up and down the I-287 corridor.It is a somewhat bifurcated town with an upper middle class population on one side of the town square (yes, they have an actual square in the middle of town) and a working class population of mostly Central and South American immigrants on the other.
What drew us was a quality, juried craft fair. The was run by a company called ARTRIDER. They run fairs whose vendors are much more ART than Craft. For example we met Robin McLaughlin, who owns Stonecrop Beadworks (web site). She was very friendly and makes the most beautiful bead and stone jewelry.
|Shopping for something special|
|Looking for the right piece|
|This is beautiful work|
My favorite part of these fancy juried fairs are the specialty food vendors. This time I found 2 that I really liked. One was a pie maker called Dutch Desserts (web site). I highly recommend the sour cherry pie.
|Kieth Beebe vending his wares.|
|Bruce Suprenant - master jammer|
Morristown has many choices for lunch. We stumbled across a relatively new option - Havana Koi (web site). The food was excellent and the tapas were reasonable for lunch. Entree run $21-28.
It was a lovely escape from our daily grind and a nice Sunday afternoon away.