Farmers markets are home to some of the finest local food and fares. With farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, arts and crafts, clothes, and more, farmers markets offer an endless amount of goodies for every shopper. Though fall is in full swing, there are still plenty of farmers markets to attend. Here’s a list of eight New Jersey farmers markets to head to this season.
Montclair Farmers Market – Montclair, NJ
Every Saturday at the Walnut Street Train Station, Montclair hosts its farmers market. Held since 1993, the town has accrued a plethora of vendors for all to enjoy. From vegan fares to organic vegetables, beef jerky, baked goods, coffee, and beyond, there is something for everybody.
You can check out the market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June through November, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from December through May.
Greater Bridgeton Amish Market – Bridgeton, NJ
This market features vendors from Lancaster County, PA, as well as locals. Some vendors sell wine, cheese, meats, barbecue foods, and pretzels. But there’s more to this market than just food.
Open now, visitors can partake in a corn and straw maze, go through their pumpkin patch, and ride on a wagon. They even offer weekly specials where vendors offer items on sale.
The Greater Bridgeton Amish Market is open year-round on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Berlin Farmers Market – Berlin, NJ
The Berlin Farmers Market features outdoor and indoor spaces for all your shopping needs. Inside, you can find food shops like Country Hill Bakery, Lee’s Produce, and Nut & Candy Depot, among others. There are also other shops that sell clothing, toys, antiques, and more.
At the outdoor flea market, you’ll find yard sales, food vendors, plants, produce, and arts and crafts. Make sure to check out the events page on their website for special events coming soon.
This market is open year-round. Indoor hours are Thursday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Outdoor hours are Friday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Columbus Farmers Market – Columbus, NJ
This is the Delaware Valley’s largest and oldest flea market that hosts over 65 stores. Not only does this market feature food, they also sell decorations, household items, clothing, and more. They feature an indoor market, an outdoor flea market, an area called “Produce Row,” and an Amish market.
Inside of Produce Row, you can find wholesale-priced fruits, vegetables, various cultural dishes, eggs, flowers, and more. When you head inside to the market, you’ll find their plethora of stores, where you can stock up on just about anything.
The Columbus Farmers Market is open year-round, from Thursday through Sunday.
Trenton Farmers Market – Trenton, NJ
As New Jersey’s oldest-running farmer’s market, Trenton’s Spruce Street Farmers Market is sure to have something for everybody. There’s farm-fresh produce, local vendors that offer a variety of fares, and places for dine-in or take-out.
There’s more than just food here, too. There are CBD vendors, a smoke shop, jewelry, handbags, and home goods.
Open year-round, you can head to the Trenton Farmers Market from Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Stangl Factory Farmers Market – Flemington, NJ
Head to Flemington’s Stangl Factory every Saturday for their weekly farmers market. It features over 30 vendors varying in products. They sell eggs, vegetables, bread, cheese, specialty food and dessert, and more.
If you’re not looking for food, they even sell crafts such as handmade soap, self-care products, and baskets.
This farmers market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ramsey Farmers Market – Ramsey, NJ
Located at the Ramsey Main Street Train Station, this farmers market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through November. Starting in December, it will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This market has plenty of vendors ranging in types of products sold. Some include Anita’s Guacamole, Knot of this World Pretzels, Nicola’s Pasta Fresca, Stella’s Empanadas, and so much more.
Maplewood Farmers Market – Maplewood, NJ
Located on the corner of Yale Street and Springfield Avenue, the Maplewood Farmers Market has much to offer. This market offers a rotating schedule of businesses that offer different products. You can expect to find beer and wine from local Essex County breweries, cheese, fresh vegetables, meat, pickles, olives, and much more.
The Maplewood Farmers Market is open every Monday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. until Nov. 22.
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