10 North Jersey farmers markets to emporium during this summer

May 24, 2017 - garden totes





10 North Jersey farmers markets to emporium during this summer.

Forget a beach, a pool or summer vacation – food lovers know that a comprehensive best partial of summer is a contentment of fresh, tasty produce. Even better? During a summertime, these farm-fresh goodies come true to your city or village during internal farmers markets. Here are some of North Jersey’s best markets, where you’ll find juicy, plump tomatoes, honeyed peaches, uninformed flowers, internal sugar and much, most more. This is the Garden State, after all.


This summer outlines a Ringwood market’s 10th year of bringing uninformed fruits and vegetables, organic beef and eggs, prepared dishes and snacks to a community. This year, a market’s new vendors embody an workman coffee roaster, small-batch beef jerky, Greek specialties and more. There will also be a children’s program, with marketplace value hunts, bingo and crafts once a month. The Ringwood marketplace also accepts food stamp (EBT) cards. 

Don’t-miss vendor: Fontanarosa’s Gourmet Specialty Foods creates some-more than 75 flavors of ravioli, from normal cheese to brief rib and artichoke Asiago – find them during Ringwood for super fresh, tasty ravioli. 

Go: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting May 27 by Oct. 29, Ringwood Park Ride (Cannici Drive off Skyline Drive behind Ringwood Commons and subsequent to the Ringwood Public Library), Ringwood; ringwoodfarmersmarket.org

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The biggest marketplace in a area, a Ramsey Farmers Market is giant, with some-more than 50 vendors offered organic fruits and vegetables, flowers, bread, lemonade, arepas, empanadas, hummus, pickles, guacamole, honey, workman chocolates, tea, wine, ketchup and most more. In further to being a good place to batch adult on groceries, a Ramsey marketplace has adequate prepared foods, snacks and activities such as cook demos and live song that it creates for an afternoon outing in a possess right.

Don’t-miss vendor: Brooklyn-based bakery Bien Cuit comes from James Beard-nominated baker, Zachary Golper. Get a bakery’s workman loaves and pastries right in Ramsey and accommodate Golper on a market’s opening day, Jun 4.

Go: Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Jun 4 to Nov. 26, Ramsey Train Station at Erie Plaza off Main Street, Ramsey; ramseyfarmersmarket.org.


The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce has been putting on a city farmers marketplace for 17 years. From late Jun by Thanksgiving, this tiny marketplace nonetheless offers a far-reaching accumulation of goods: homemade jams, uninformed baked goods, pickles, flowers, organic furnish (including Jersey tomatoes, of course), cider, plants and more.

Don’t-miss vendor: Cheese lovers will wish to representation a hand-pulled mozzarella at Bella Mozzarella, from Fair Lawn proprietor Michael Grisafe. 

Go: Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 25 by Nov. 19, west side of a Ridgewood Train Station at Wilsey Square, Ridgewood; ridgewoodchamber.com 


Tucked in a parking lot behind a town’s categorical travel is this market, that runs on Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. In further to unchanging purveyors like specialty food emporium Picklelicious, furnish stands and famed internal bakery Mortgage Apple Cakes, new vendors this year include olive oils and spices from Nature Has Flavor. The marketplace puts on a accumulation of village events via a season, too: blood drives, puppet shows for children, coupons for seniors and more. The marketplace also offers a prerogative label program: emporium 10 times, stamp your label during a manager’s tent and get $5 in marketplace credit.

Don’t-miss vendor: Any cook will tell we pointy knives are pivotal to top-notch (and safe!) cooking. But lots of home cooks can feel intimidated by doing it during home. Enter Neil’s Knife Sharpening Service: Find him during a Teaneck marketplace each second Thursday of a month. 

Go: Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m., Jun 1 to Oct. 26, Municipal parking lot during Garrison Ave. and Beverly Rd., Teaneck; teaneckfarmersmarket.com.

Glen Rock

Glen Rock is a new child on a marketplace scene. Having run a successful commander marketplace in a fall, this deteriorate will be a market’s initial full one, using from Jun to October. This market’s despotic standards need producers who sell here to use tolerable tillage methods and grow crops but chemical pesticides or fake fertilizers. With over dual dozen vendors, from vegan baked products to lemonade, a marketplace will also sell internal crafts.

Don’t-miss vendor: Not something we see during each farmer’s market, Farmburbia helps marketplace lovers move a bit of a plantation life to their home. Christopher Leishear builds tradition lifted garden beds and compost systems for North Jersey residents, and councils them on building their gardens and immature thumbs.

Go: Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m from Jun 4 to Oct. 15., 1 Harding Plaza, Glen Rock, grfarmersmarket.com.


Englewood, one of North Jersey’s best downtowns for dining, has had a old-fashioned farmers marketplace using for over dual decades. If your workplace offers summer Fridays, make a stop during this marketplace in a park for farm-fresh vegetables, pickles, olive oil, uninformed eggs, honey, soaps, baked products and more. 

Don’t-miss vendor: Alstede Farms from Chester is a classical Garden State farm stand – it’s a family-owned plantation offered sustainably-farmed produce. You competence even get desirous to revisit a farm, where we can collect your possess fruit, tour a premises, or sequence one of their CSA boxes

Go: Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Jun 2 to Oct. 27, Depot Square Park (the dilemma of Van Brunt St. and Demarest Ave.), Englewood.

Fort Lee

Fort Lee, another dining stage gem in North Jersey, has a whole horde of free summer programming, from classical cinema underneath a stars to Shakespeare in a park. The farmers market, too, is not to be missed. Fill your bags (reusable totes, of course) with pesto and pesto pizzas from Romarsi, breads and cookies from JR Cookie, and pickles, olives and sundried tomatoes from Vesco Foods.  

Don’t-miss vendor: Sunden Stone Pointe Farms sells a far-reaching preference of super internal produce – grown right in Old Tappan.

Go: Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Jun 25 to Nov. 19, Plaza of a Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee. 


This marketplace runs dual times a week, if once only isn’t adequate for your summer grill needs. From baked products to jewelry, pickles, olives and relishes, and kettle corn to break on while we shop, this lovable marketplace is one to hit.

Don’t-miss vendor: Sy Griskonis Farm has been with this marketplace given it started 20 years ago, and Griskonis’ uninformed fruits, vegetables and flowers are executive to a market, as are his chats with shoppers about internal history. 

Go: Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June 21 to Oct. 28. William’s Plaza on Park Ave., Rutherford, rutherford-nj.com/farmers-market

West Milford 

This mid-week marketplace allows locals to batch adult on fruits, vegetables, honey, eggs, organic meats and more. There’s always live music, craftspeople and activities for kids, too. The marketplace hopes to move chefs in for cooking demonstrations via a summer – pointer adult for their email newsletter for weekly updates.

Don’t-miss vendor: Shoppers are anxiously expecting a newest businessman during West Milford, the Farm during Glenwood Mountain from Sussex. Their dozens of cuts of meat are from animals never fed GMOs, antibiotics or hormones and their fruits and veggies are certified USDA organic, too.

Go: Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. from Jun 7 to Oct. 25, 1425 Union Valley Rd., West Milford, wmfarmersmarket.org

Jersey City

Just since Jersey City is some-more civic than suburban doesn’t meant a farmers marketplace has reduction to offer. This market, hold right in downtown Jersey City, facilities 25 vendors, from tolerable seafood to jumbo empanadas to gluten-free baked goods.

Don’t-miss vendor: FarmEats sells grass-fed beef, pig and chicken from a plantation in Carlisle, New York. Owner Drew George is ardent about delivering his sausage, bacon, steaks and more – we can even emporium online and collect adult your sequence during a market.

Go: Mondays and Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. from May to December, Grove St. PATH Plaza, Jersey City jcdowntown.org/events/farmers-market.

Do we have a favorite internal marketplace or businessman not in this roundup? Let us know! Email gottfried@northjersey.com.

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