NJ Farmers Markets
In New Jersey, farmer's markets are all over. They are often big and lots of fun. The list on this page concentrates on those in central Jersey and in the greater Princeton area.
We will expand this list over time.
We believe in farmer's markets as great places to buy food that has been cared for and grown by smaller, local farmers and producers. This not only can bring you higher quality food, but fresher products that support people working to make a go of farming in our local area. We need them.
Montgomery Farmers Market
Rt 206 just north of the light where 206 & 518 meet.
Across from Shop Rite & Montgomery Cinema.
Every Saturday from about June 9 to October 20,
9 AM to noon.
Features organic and non organic vegetables, meats, and baked goods. Emphasizes healthy foods and supporting local farms. More info: see http://www.montgomeryfriends.org/
Near the corner of Rt 27 (i.e. Nassau Street)
and Harrison Street in Princeton (See directions.)
Extended hours seven days a week, all year long. (See hours.)
Features organic fresh produce from over 30 local and regional growers all summer long, as well as produce from farther away when more local is not available. Big variety of foods. They define local as within 100 miles of the store, and regional as within 350 miles.
The Whole Earth is actually a health foood store, but bigger and better than you have probably seen before.
Near the Princeton Junction train station. Directions here.
Description and details here.
Open summer from early June until the end of October, and then once more the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
9 AM to early afternoon.
Many many vendors providing foods (mostly non-organic), candles, clothing, decorations, novelties, more. Special events include things like 4H or local vendor taught classes on gardening, composting.
Rt. 31 N, Pennington, NJ at Rosedale Mills
Description and details here.
Every Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm
from the beginning of June until the end of October.
A seasonal, open air Farmers Market featuring organic and conventional produce, grass fed beef, free range eggs, berries, honey, honey products, artisan breads and pastries, sunflowers and fresh cut flowers. Seasonal soups and breads. Local wine, alpaca wool and other products.
Open all year long.
Sundays: 10 AM - 4 PM
Near Rt. 206 and Olden Ave in Lawrenceville, NJ.
Directions and details are here.
More then ten New Jersey farms represented with fruits and vegetables grown on their own farms.
More then twenty other vendors selling meats, sea food, jewlery, gifts, clothing, time pieces, and more.
Look here for listings of other NJ farmers markets
A place where farmers sell their products directly to consumers. They emphasize locally grown and produced items, especially food. Some markets emphasize higher quality foods, such as extra fresh or organic or non GMO foods. Others include vendors that are resellers of items drawn from local or other sources. Some markets grow large enough to cover a city block, with many vendors close together.
Farmers markets serve not just as a place for farmers to get the best price and consumers to get the best products, but as venues for producers and consumers of food to come together, forge relationships, and exchange information.