New Jersey Farmers Markets
New Jersey Farmers Markets are organized and mainly operated by community organizations. Besides, they receive a lot of support from the Municipal since each of them is allowed to set its rules. The rules dictate what the market will sell and its source. The common thing among all is that they charge a daily fee of about $25.
A unique thing about these markets is that consumers will get superior products at average prices that are way below what supermarkets charge. Most farmers prefer the wholesale trade because of the profits. The markets run from eight to nine consecutive months every day of the week until Christmas. Here is glimpse at these markets that you will find either in the North, Central or South of New Jersey: –
- Ringwood market
The market that permits Merchants within a 100-mile radius is estimated to be 7years old and operates on Saturdays, May through October, 9 am to 1 pm. You will discover various produce from different farms as well as organic produce and local honey. You will also find artisans selling their crafts.
- Blairstown Market
The market has made a name for itself for having the lowest prices for fresh produce. There is a lot of selection of fruits to choose from which are pesticide- and herbicide-free. Herbs and hot peppers are also available in this market whose operations are between 10 am – 2 Pm on Saturdays June to October.
- Jersey City Market
It is a well-known market for its samosas and sweets from Honey Bakery. The market also boasts of a shop that sells organic and conventional produce. Having your kids accompany you to the market will lead them to the nearby playground and shoot hoops. Besides, if you choose to have market picnics any Sunday, May to October between 9 am – 2 pm, you will have plenty of park benches and lawns at your disposal.
- Lawrence/Trenton Market.
The market began its operations in 1948 and since then at least five of the nine Central and South Jersey farms have had their produce sold here. The recent opening of an Amish Country Store and Bakery has given this market a more significant outlook. You will find Polish and Mexican groceries on the vendor’s shelves beside scrapple and pork roll which come from Lancaster County in Pennsylvania.
- Atlantic City Market.
Most of the vendors in this market come from nearby towns like Franklinville and from whom you will get excellent berries and veggies. Local bakeries have their share. It is a July-September market every Saturday between 9 am – 3 Pm.
- Columbus Market.
It started as a horse-trading and livestock market. Ten years later it has become an indoor and outdoor flea- and farmers’- a market whose 200acres covers all kinds of vendors who operate Thursday to Sunday with varying hours.
It is not hard to notice New Jersey Farmers’ Markets since because of their strategic locations. The pace at which they operate can be exhausting but all said and done, they help in promoting the sale of local produce to agritourism visitors.