Img_1166Flowers, asparagus, cheesecake, pickles and more: the Farmers Market passes the sniff test with flying colors.

A longtime Red Bank institution kicks off another run through summer and into fall with Sunday’s return of the Farmers Market at the Galleria.

Yep, Mother’s Day, the market’s traditional opening day — and a fine opportunity to pick up some great cut flowers, unbeatable Jersey Fresh vegetables, artisanal creations and homemade cheeses on your way over to Mom’s.

This year, the market, at West Front Street and Shrewsbury Avenue, will expand a bit to about 35 vendors, says manager Ted Whitehouse.

“We’ve got some additional farmers, plus a few others” coming in this season, he says. And as has been the case in recent years, he’s having to turn away many more market wannabes or put them on a waiting list for spots, he says.

The market is open from 9a to 2p on Sundays through November 23.

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