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6 #JerseyFresh Farmers’ Markets You Have To Visit (Often) This Summer

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Ramsey Farmers Market MemeThe award winning, non-profit Ramsey Farmers’ Market kicks off its 7th outdoor season on Sundays, June-November, from 9AM-2PM at the Erie Plaza train station on Main St., Ramsey, NJ. Every Sunday over 50 extraordinary farmers and food purveyors bring fresh, local produce and products, including organic and responsibly grown vegetables and fruits, free range eggs, fresh fish directly from the Hampton Bays, gluten free baked products, artisan breads and fine cheeses, kombucha, homemade jams and jellies, green juices, gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar, freshly squeeze lemonade, organic prepared salads, kimchi, homemade pastas, sauces and mozzarella, alpaca wear, goat and yak meat, organic dairy products, made on site guacamole, exotic mushrooms, gourmet ice pops, and so much more.
The Ramsey Farmers’ Market offers something for everyone, including talented musicians, scheduled chef demos and children’s crafts, festivals and special events,health and wellness related info and demos, and book signings. Stroll the market with family and friends and get to know the people who grow and make your purchases.
For more information,visit or call 201-675-6866. Ample free parking available.

Rutgers Gardens

Fridays. May 6 – November 18 11 am – 5 pm

Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences is proud to partner with the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station to offer the Rutgers Gardens Farmers’ Market to the G. H. Cook and surrounding communities.  Since 2008 the market has provided a variety of products grown and produced locally, such as meat, cheese, vegetables, poultry, and baked goods.

Rutgers University and Rutgers Gardens wishes to help support the local farmers, as well as the local community and economy, by utilizing an area at the entrance to the Gardens, adjacent to Ryders Lane, for the Market.  The market will give commuters and students easy access to fresh, locally grown crops and commodities.   It will also provide “one-stop-shopping” for local restaurants looking for a variety of products from a diverse group of farms and vendors. The market will promote sustainable farming as well as focus upon recycling and conservation.


Summit Farmers Market 2017The Summit Farmers Market invites you to their 21st year!  Come early and stay late to enjoy all that the Market has to offer.

Selling hours: 8AM-1PM  Market Location: DeForest Avenue & Maple Street (Park & Shop Lot #2) through November 20

The Summit Farmers Market has six farmers, plus a host of food crafters including Jams by Kim, Picklelicious, Hoboken Farms, Shore Catch, and Valley Shepherd Creamery.

There is a ton of free parking in the municipal lots surrounding the market.

Downtown Newark

Newark Farmers Market PSEGThe most popular Farmers Market in the downtown will be back for its 16th year on June 2nd!. The vendors that you know and love will be there, as well as new ones you’ll be meeting for the first time. Come enjoy live music to entertain as you take in the fresh spring air and shop for your Jersey fresh produce, artisan jewelry, skincare products, spices, accessories, gourmet nuts and dried fruits, Kettle Korn, and so much more.

The NDD Farmers Market will run every Thursday (weather permitting) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm until November at PSE&G Plaza on the corner of Raymond Boulevard and Park Place.

The NDD Common Greens Farmers Market accepts SNAP, WIC, and Senior Citizen’s Program Vouchers and is within the Nourishing Newark Farmers Markets network.




The Nutley Farmers Market, established in 2009, features live musical entertainment and a wide variety of fresh regionally-grown produce, as well as cut flowers, homemade cheese, dried fruit and fresh nuts, pickles, bread and more.  The market helps New Jersey family farmers, enables people to meet, talk to and ask questions of the person who grew their food, brings shoppers into our local business districts and is a great place to meet friends and neighbors.

The Market runs from June through October of each season and takes place in centrally located Municipal Parking Lot #1 (on William Street, on the east side of Franklin Avenue), from 9am to 2pm.


Jim and Jeannie Matarazzo

Jim and Jeannie Matarazzo

The Montclair Farmers’ Market includes five farmers and several of your favorite food crafters including A Gardener’s Kitchen, Stefan’s Speciality Food, Montclair Bread Company,  and Matarazzo Farms.

This Saturday market takes place year round; the Summer Market hours are 8am to 2pm, the Winter Market (Thanksgiving to Memorial Day) is a smaller market and runs 9am to 1pm.


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