The local farmers markets are open again for business!
There are many local farmers markets that are open throughout the spring, summer and fall months. The farmers who attend these markets sell produce they’ve picked within 24 hours of sale to ensure the best taste and highest quality. As we know, eating fresh fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products can go a long way toward improving our overall health. And choosing locally grown products helps keep New Jersey farmers in business and is good for New Jersey’s agriculture industry.
Stop by some of these markets to enjoy the healthy, nutritious, freshly picked Jersey fruits and vegetables.
Chatham Farmers Market
Chatham Borough is kicking off its 13th season of providing Jersey Fresh produce! The market will be open from 8:00am to 1:00pm every Saturday from June 15, 2019 at RR Plaza South off Fairmount Ave.
You will find locally harvested fresh fruits and vegetables as well as locally sourced meat and dairy products. Organic produce will be featured as well as prepared food and farm related products to provide greater choices for healthy living. You can also learn more about the local non-profit organizations as they sponsor several booths to provide helpful information as a means of educating the community.
Madison Farmers Market
The Madison Farmers Market will be celebrating its 27th season in 2019! The market is open every Thursday from 2:00pm – 7:00pm between May 23 and October 24, 2019 (Market will be closed on July 4th). The market is located on Central Avenue between Main Street and Cook Avenue.
From opening day to the final market day, you will find the freshest, most delicious foods a market can offer! This year, the market will feature some new vendors along with the long standing favorites. Enjoy fruits, vegetables, nuts, pickles, oils and vinegars, baked goods, soaps, wines and much more. And live music will be featured each week!
Maplewood Farmers Market
The Township of Maplewood is celebrating the 25th season of the Maplewood Farmers Market which opened June 3, 2019 and will run until November 18, 2019. The market is located at 1848-1852 Springfield Avenue between Yale and Oberlin Streets. Enjoy the market every Monday from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Find Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables, pickles and olives, breads, pastries, preserves, and cheeses. There will also be prepared foods, gluten-free meals for “on the go” and olive oils!
Millburn Farmers Market
Enjoy the freshness of the 27th season of the Millburn Farmers Market. The market is held in the Municipal Parking Lot #1 at the corner of Main St. & Essex St. in downtown Millburn on Tuesdays from June 4th through October 29, 2019 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. USDA Certified Organic products are available.
Here you will find a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as baked goods, frozen foods, eggs, meat, poultry, olive oils, vinegars, spices, honey, jam, pickles, dried fruits and nuts. You can also have your knives sharpened while you wait!
Montclair Farmers Market
Montclair was one of the first towns in New Jersey to host a farmers market. Their 27th season began June 1 and runs through November 2019. The market is open every Saturday from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the Walnut Street Train Station (86 Walnut Street). Free parking is available across the tracks in the train parking lot.
You will find vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry, fish, cheese, prepared foods, baked goods, condiments, honey, wine, pickles, and flowers. And to make it even more enticing, food trucks will be at the market!
South Orange Farmers Market
The 28th annual South Orange farmers market runs June 5 through October 30, 2019. The market takes place in Lot 9 at Sloan St. & First St. (across from the NJ Transit station) on Wednesdays from 2:00pm – 7:00pm.
A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables will be available. Eggs, milk, baked goods, local honey, nuts, pickles, olives, breads, cheese, gluten-free meals and more will also be available for your selection.
Summit Farmers Market
The 24th season of the Summit Summer Farmers Market began April 28 and runs through November 24, 2019. The market is open every Sunday from 8:00am – 1:00pm in Park & Shop Lot #2, at the corner of DeForest Ave. and Maple St. Parking is free and conveniently available in K Lot off Maple St., behind CVS and the other Park & Shop lots on DeForest Avenue.
The Summit Farmers Market is going green! Summit Farmers Market vendors will no longer be allowed to use plastic checkout bags. Plastic produce bags and paper bags are permitted. Customers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags. The Summit Farmers Market will be giving out free reusable bags while supplies last.
Summit will also be hosting several Fundays at the Farmers Market:
- Berry Pie Contest June 23
- Apple Pie Contest September 29
- Pumpkin Bread/Muffin Contest November 10
Please visit the Summit Downtown website to pre-register for these fun events.
Union Farmers Market
The Union farmers market provides a place where local farmers, artisans and crafters can sell their goods. The goal of the market is to encourage nutritious food choices through buying fresh and eating local.
The season begins June 20 and runs through October 2019. Each Thursday, the market is open from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at 1976 Morris Ave. in the parking lot in front of Town Hall.
West Orange Farmers Market
After a 3 year hiatus, the West Orange farmers market is back! The market returned on May 18 and will run through November 2 at its new home at 80 Main Street on Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Not only can you pick from an assortment of produce, organic and non-GMO foods, cured meats, cheeses, flowers and so much more, patrons have the opportunity to purchase fresh food with “no middleman,” and even meet the farmers.
Enjoy some farm fresh produce this summer from our local farmers markets!