After a long winter farmer’s market season, the ranks of farmers and food crafters at the Walnut Street Station in Montclair are going to grow exponentially starting Saturday June 4 as the Summer Farmers Market Season kicks off.
Since 1993, the Summer Montclair Farmers’ Market has been a major gathering spot for friends and family on Saturday mornings in this Essex County community. Now in its 24th season, the summer market is a much larger version of the market held at the Walnut Street Train Station year round. The summer market runs 8am to 2pm rain or shine.
All five farmers will be returning to the market this summer including Matarazzo’s, Tree-Licious Orchards, Sunden Farms, Vacchiano’s and Circle Brook Farm.
Montclair’s farmers are spread across the state, small variations in climate in even a small state like New Jersey, means that some farmers will have certain local items earlier than others, while others will have some produce a little later. Anyone who has grown strawberries in their garden know that the season is quite short, but with some farms closer to central NJ, and others north and west, it means that in Montclair, strawberries are available for a much longer period.
Your favorite food crafters are coming back this season. Jams by Kim will be back with her sweet and spice jams, Shore Catch will have just-caught fish from local waters, and Tassot Apiaries will bring the sweet taste of honey. It just wouldn’t be Saturday in Montclair without one of Picklelicious‘s pickles on a stick, and Mario’s “Kabanosy” is highly addicitve! Add some crunch to your Saturday morning with granola from A Gardener’s Kitchen.
In Montclair Center, the weekday Farmers’ Market returns to South Park Street between Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street, on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.