Eat better and support local businesses? Talk about a win-win

Ranging from your local country-road corn stand to established publicly-supported enterprises, farmers markets are a great way to do business with people who take pride in their product, and be part of a retail experience to clearly defines the path from production to consumption. That kind of food transparency is hard to find these days.

We thought it would be fun to put together a quick list of local New Jersey farmers markets around the area, in case a trip to the store for summer melon and butter lettuce has you in sticker shock. After all, if you have to pay more for food, you might as well buy the best available.


Millburn Farmers Market

Open now until October 18, 2022

Time: Every Tuesday, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Municipal Parking Lot #1 on Main and Essex Streets

The afternoon hours make this location ideal for post-work vegetable runs and last-minute dinner ideas. Don’t rule it out for lunch, either.


Maplewood Farmers Market

Open now until November 21, 2022

Time: Every Monday, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Intersection of Springfield and Yale 

There’s more here than fruits and vegetables, like Maplewood’s own Peruvian food truck The Sandwicheria and local craft brewery, Four City Brewing Company. Why can’t a farmers’ market make a great happy hour spot?


Springfield Farmers Market

Open July 12 to October 25, 2022

Time: Mondays, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: 66 Mountain Ave, at the Springfield Public Library 

Close enough to use it as a second stop after Millburn, especially come later in the summer when different fruits and vegetables make it to the stands. Grab some local baked goods, while you’re at it.


Chatham Borough Farmers Market

Open now until November 19, 2022

Time: Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Railroad Plaza South

This stop is all about celebrating local farmers and Chatham’s small retail business owners, showcasing displays from Empanada Lady, Pizza Vita, and Untied Brewery, among others.


Summit Farmers Market

Open now until November 20, 2022 (extended into December)

Time: Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Park & Shop Lot #1 corner of DeForest and Woodland Avenues

A little ways out from Short Hills, this is one of the region’s longest running farmers markets in the state, now into its 29th season. Regional bakeries, coffee shops and small restaurants join a number of local growers in this popular weekend shopping spot.


Orange Farmers and Flea Market

Open now until September 30, 2022

Time: Last Saturday of each month 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Orange High School, 400 Lincoln Ave, Orange, NJ

This about much more than food and drink, as local artisans and performers often make this location a frequent stop. However, make note, this market only runs monthly, not every week.


South Orange Farmers and Flea Market

Open now until October 26, 2022

Time: Every Wednesday 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sloan Street, parking lot in the heart of South Orange Downtown

Plastic bags aren’t allowed here, so show your support and bring one of the market’s reusable grocery bags to fill full of Josh Chocolates, vegetables from Stoney Hill Farms and the multitude of options from Pickles, Olives, etc.


Montclair Farmers Market

Open now through November202, 2

Time: Every Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: 86 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ


There’s a great deal of local pride in this farmers market, which has been going strong for 22 years. It showcases meat, vegetables, cheese, pickles, baked goods and more from 20 food vendors, five New Jersey farmers and 15 “food artisans.” Take your pick. 

Naturally, New Jersey has just about every format of public market one could ask for, and this list is merely a sampling of what you can experience. If you want to find even more resources for local produce and farm goods, use the explore function on, a resource for everything fresh about the Garden State

If you want to chat about the real estate market or see some homes near popular farmers markets, email me at [email protected] to arrange a time to talk.

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