The Best Farmers Markets in NJ

by Alex Kenney
best farmers markets in NJ

The Garden State isn’t just a tagline for our less-than-flattering license plate. Historically the breadbasket of the 13 colonies, New Jersey is still full of farms. So, we went county by county, looking for our favorite farmers markets. Feel free to skip to your neck of the woods, or try someplace new. Here are the best farmers markets in NJ.

Bergen County

Ramsey Farmers Market

Ramsey Main Street Train Station | Main Street & Erie Plaza, Ramsey, NJ

With an impressive 70 vendors, the Ramsey Farmers Market is a treat for those close to the state border. This market runs every Sunday year round, rain, snow, or shine, but for the May-November season, they go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. View all vendors here, and sign up for their newsletter for updates.

Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market

Ridgewood Train Station West Side | 6 Garber Square, Ridgewood, NJ

This season, right next to Ridgewood’s quaint town center, you can support sustainably-sourced, organic produce and plants at the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market. Be sure to stop by before October 29—the market will be there every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

River Vale Farmers Market

River Vale Town Hall | 406 Rivervale Road, River Vale, NJ

Is 8 a.m. a little early for you? Not a problem at the River Vale Farmers Market, running every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. through October. Each week has a theme, an activity, live music, and a food truck. Click here to see this week’s lineup.

Burlington County


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Columbus Farmers Market

2919 Route 206, Columbus, NJ

This one’s a double whammy. At Columbus, there’s both a produce market and an Amish market. Produce Row is open Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., sourced by Columbus Produce and Cannuli’s Produce. Cannuli’s also serves Italian market goods. The Amish Market operates at varying hours from Thursday through Saturday, selling Amish farm-sourced goods hailing from Lancaster County, PA. Click here for the Amish Market’s hours and vendors.

Bonus: Hit up Kate & Al’s, located directly in the market, for a slice of their famous square pizza.

Camden County

Haddonfield Farmers Market

2 Kings Court, Haddonfield, NJ

Every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Haddonfield Farmers Market brings in over 30 vendors and an adventure, according to their brief about section at the bottom of each page. Vendors are listed here, and the website even features recipes like this Blueberry Crumb Cake that help as shopping guides.

Essex County

Nutley Farmers Market

Municipal Parking Lot 7 | 507 Franklin Avenue, Nutley, NJ

Essex County’s only Sunday market, the Nutley Farmers Market carries unique offerings. This year, the market has begun a featured vendor program to shout out local businesses. They also host live music, local organizations, and even a Market Walk & Talk for patrons to go on a quick hike before shopping. The market runs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October. More information on vendors and events can be found here.

NDD Downtown Market

Prudential Plaza | 80 Park Place, Newark, NJ

On Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Newark Downtown District (NDD) Downtown Market offers local produce, meals, accessories, and self care products and services. In addition to an extensive variety of vendors, their main farm source is the Urban Agriculture Cooperative, which, in collaboration with RWJBarnabas Health, puts Newark-based and NJ-based farmers first, emphasizing urban, women-owned, and BIPOC-owned farming operations. Read up on the rest of NDD’s vendors here.

South Orange Downtown Farmers Market

Sloan Street Parking Lot | 12 Sloan Street, South Orange, NJ

Another forgivingly late-in-the-day market, the South Orange Downtown Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine, until November 1. The market also hosts pop-up events with the South Orange Public Library and the Mend Hunger Relief Network. View current and past vendors here.

Hudson County

Hoboken Farmers Market

Garden Street between 4th and 5th Streets, Hoboken, NJ

One of three farmers markets in Hoboken, this one runs through Midtown Hoboken, along the aptly-selected Garden Street. Swing by on a Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. until mid-November for produce, baked goods, and specialty juices.

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market

Grove Street PATH Plaza | Newark Avenue & Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ

Located in the heart of Downtown Jersey City, the Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market (phew, that’s a mouthful) has a small biweekly setup outside the Grove Street PATH Station every Monday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. until December 21. This late market is perfect for those who want to do a little local shopping after work. Grab a killer sourdough bun from Hoboken Farms and tell me the 10-minute PATH ride from the city wasn’t worth it.

Farms in the Heights

Riverview Park | 498 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Yet another Jersey City farmers market, Farms in the Heights is a Sunday market that runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Sunday, they will be hosting the Fall Harvest Festival, including the regular market, plus the Kids Apple Dessert Baking Contest, live music, a raffle, a temporary tattoo station, and more. Fill out the form here to enter the Kids Apple Dessert Baking Contest, open to ages 6-16.

Hunterdon County

Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market

The Dvoor Farm | 111 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ

Support local folk music acts, yoga, and composting efforts at the Dvoor Farm every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. View the full list of vendors and event updates for Sunday’s market here.

Mercer County

Trenton Farmers Market

960 Spruce Street, Lawrence Township, NJ

With a long history spanning over eighty years, the Trenton Farmers Market continues to have solid attendance from vendors and patrons alike. Their current hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, remaining closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. View the market’s vendors by category here.

West Windsor Community Farmers Market

Princeton Junction Train Station | 2 Wallace Circle, Princeton Junction, NJ

Take the Northeast Corridor Rail Line down to the West Windsor Community Farmers Market this Saturday. The market runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until November 18, featuring live music, local community groups, food drives, cooking demos, and more. See each day’s event lineup here.

Middlesex County

Highland Park Farmers Market

212 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ

A unique Friday market, the Highland Park Farmers Market runs weekly from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. in November and December) and accepts a variety of community-organized and government-issued payment forms, including but not limited to: Market Bucks, HP Bucks, EBT/SNAP, and HPFM Community Food Pantry Vouchers. The market also hosts special events like cooking contests and holiday festivities. For more information on events and payment, visit here. Vendors can be found here.

Metuchen Farmers Market

Metuchen Town Plaza | New Street & Pearl Street, Metuchen, NJ

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a rotating cast of artists, musicians, community groups, and vendors lights up Downtown Metuchen, which won the 2023 Great American Main Street Award in June. See what the buzz is about, and check out Metuchen’s vendors here.

Monmouth County

Atlantic Highlands Farmers Market

Veterans Park | 101 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

This month will be the last time to catch the Atlantic Highlands Farmers Market, every Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grab fruits, pastries, and fresh mozzarella this Friday! Farmers Market

Hall of Records | 1 E Main Street, Freehold, NJ

Catch’s Friday market every week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for freshly picked bouquets and produce, right in the center of town!

Highlands 29th Annual Farmers Market

Huddy Park | Bay Avenue & Waterwitch Avenue, Highlands, NJ

Pick up ravioli, cheese, and meat pies at this year’s annual Highlands Farmers Market, running every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. until November 18. The market will even be bringing in goods from Middlesex and Mercer Counties.

The Galleria Red Bank Farmers Market

Bridge Avenue & West Front Street, Red Bank, NJ

The Galleria Red Bank will be hosting about 40 vendors and about 1000 patrons every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through mid-November. The market accepts WIC (Women, Infants and Children, and Senior Citizens) coupons from the Senior Center on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank.

Morris County


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Riverdale Farmers Market

Glenburn | 211 Hamburg Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ

This farmers market in northern Morris County is celebrating its 15th season on the historic grounds of the preserved Glenburn Estate with “Jersey Fresh” produce and treats by Stony Hill Farms, Alicelladora’s Oven, and more. Swing by any Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. through October!

Morris Plains Farmers Market

Merchant Block | 771 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, NJ

Swing by the Morris Plains Farmers Market for family-friendly fun and artisan beverage selections every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Even Hudson County vendor Hoboken Farms is coming out for this one!

Ocean County

Brick Farmers Market

Windward Beach Park | 265 Princeton Avenue, Brick, NJ

Almost 60 vendors will be at Brick’s Windward Beach Park this Saturday, September 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., including Shore Shake, Maha Premium Granola, Icarus Brewing Company, and more. If you can’t make it this week, don’t fret—the farmers market will be back for two more Saturdays this month, on September 23 and 30. Click here for the full list of vendors.

Downtown Toms River Farmers Market

Huddy Park | 39 E Water Street, Toms River, NJ

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday until October 25, the Downtown Toms River Farmers Market will be in full swing. Come on down to Huddy Park for produce, flowers, skincare, and smoothies.

Passaic County

Wayne Farmers Market

Wayne Township Municipal Parking Lot | 475 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ

Wayne’s Saturday market is uniquely community-oriented. Beyond the regular farmers market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., they accept EBT/SNAP, host plastic-free vendors, and help with community food distribution. Come out for this one before October 28, and check their Facebook to see which vendors will be around this week.

West Milford Farmers Market

West Milford Presbyterian Church | 1452 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ

A true community force, one of the West Milford Farmers Market’s core principles is that West Milford vendors are prioritized for available slots. Every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. through October 12, the market provides the community with fresh food, local music, and access to non-profit, non-partisan community groups. Discover what West Milford’s vendors have to offer here.

Somerset County

Bedminster Farmers Market 

River Road Park | 3055 River Road, Bedminster, NJ

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until December 9, the Bedminster Farmers Market proudly shows off a variety of vendors spanning both NJ and PA. To see the full list of vendors and their schedules, click here.

Somerset County Regional Farmers Market

Somerville Middle School | 51 W. Cliff St., Somerville, NJ
Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until December 9, Somerset locals can buy fresh, local produce and shop around at an array of vendors and small businesses. To see the full list of vendors, click here.

Montgomery Farmers Market

The Village Shoppes | 1378 Route 206, Skillman, NJ

The Montgomery Farmers Market returns, opening up shop every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This year, the market is showcasing Chilean empanadas from Catalina Empanadas, Northern Indian-style cuisine from Tript SE Asian Foods, and organic produce, soups, jams, and more from Montgomery’s own Orchard Farm Organics. View the full list of vendors here.

Sussex County

Farmers Market at the Shoppes at Lafayette

The Shoppes at Lafayette | 75 NJ-15, Lafayette, NJ

On the historic grounds of Olde Lafayette Village, the Shoppes at Lafayette is hosting the Sunday farmers market, rain or shine. The market, which also features arts and crafts vendors, will be running every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m until November 5.

Sparta Farmers Market

Sparta Health & Wellness Center | 89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ

Want a little farmers-market-ception? Come to the Sparta Farmers Market’s monthly seasonal festivals with 10-15 extra vendors! The regular market runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until December 23, and the next seasonal festival is the Harvest Market Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 23.

Union County

Roselle Park Farmers Market

Michael J. Mauri Park | Chestnut Street & E Grant Avenue, Roselle Park, NJ

Every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. through October, the decades-long history of the Roselle Park Farmers Market continues, serving up local produce from Valley View Farms and Miladinov Farm. Vendors also include specialty treats from United Snacks of America and floral arrangements from Lidios Flowers, which doubles as a cafe on W Westfield Avenue.

Summit Farmers Market

Park & Shop Lot #1 | DeForest Avenue & Woodland Avenue, Summit, NJ

Considered one of the best farmers markets in the state according to their website, the Summit Farmers Market is a Sunday market running from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until November 19 then from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. December 3, 10, and 17. Join them this Sunday for their Sunday Funday Somethin’ Pumpkin Cooking Contest with NBC’s Produce Pete guest judging! Think your pumpkin recipe has what it takes? Pre-register for the contest here.

Warren County

Washington Borough Farmers Market

44 E Washington Avenue, Washington, NJ

Washington’s Saturday market is closing up for the season at the end of this month, but be sure to check their weekly themes—these last few can’t be skipped. To conclude the season, the market is hosting the Summer Music Series all September. On September 16, there will be a 12-hour festival with three stages from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Any other Saturday, the market will be running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more details on event schedules, themes, and vendors, visit here.

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Alex Kenney is a third-year Journalism and Media Studies student at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Having lived in Bergen, Essex, and briefly Hudson County, she calls anything north of Newark home. She is a big fan of NJ Transit and knows most major highways in her area like the back of her hand, even though she doesn’t drive.

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Linda D. September 15, 2023 - 3:49 pm

Sorry you didn’t make it to the other 5 counties.

Amy Salib (Co-Director, River Vale Farmer's Market) September 20, 2023 - 7:25 pm

Alex – thank you so much for recommending the River Vale Farmer’s Market as one of your top picks for Bergen County! We are so honored to be recognized by The New Jersey Digest! We hope people will pencil us into their calendars on Thursday evenings, and stop by to see what makes our market unique. There is a lot of great products, entertainment and community building happening every week!!!


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