Nothing beats the sight of fresh produce and organic products which we can easily find at a farmer's market. The place is an easy favorite for anyone who's looking for both quality products and affordable prices. It is also a perfect place for finding something new and unique. Moreover, doing your shopping at a farmer's market is also one way of supporting the local economy and farmers. Best of all, farmer's markets give a whole new shopping experience where you can have the chance to make new friends and acquaintances who share the same passion of buying local products.
Here are the best farmer's markets that you can find in Central New Jersey.
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Where: South Ave Train Station, Westfield, New Jersey
Hours Open: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westfield Farmer's Market offers fresh produce and culinary delights that are all provided by the city's dedicated farmers and vendors. Have an enjoyable experience at the market on Saturdays, from June through the last Saturday in October of this year.
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Where: 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Hours Open: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The marketplace season in Scotch Plains has officially started on May 13, 2017 and shall continue running until November, rain or shine. Celebrating its 25th year, this open-air market features the "Best of the Best Vendors" that bring you a delicious variety of fresh grown local produce, food products in gourmet-style and handmade baked goods that are absolutely delicious.
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3. Crane Farm
Where: 270 S Maple Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ
Hours Open: Monday – Saturday at 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This local farm in Basking Ridge offers a growing amount of produce along with an assortment of flowers that are perfect for making your home breathtakingly beautiful. Crane Farm is known for its assortment of homegrown tomatoes and local corn and peaches.
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Where: 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ
Hours Open: Sundays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Recently opened on June 25, 2017, the Bridgewater Farmers Market features an array of Somerset County's best locally grown produce. This includes a diverse mix of vegetables, fruits, eggs, mushrooms, cheeses, meats, baked goods, organic honey and other interesting items that are available for purchase.
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Where: 223 Meyersville Rd, Gillette, NJ 07933
Hours Open: Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hillview Farms is a family-owned and operated fresh produce farm that also offers a convenient farm store, school tours, farm animals and honey. You can also enjoy a variety of favorite apples such as Macoun, Empire, Winesap, cameo, Honeycrisp, Suncrisp and Bumpy Mac.
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Where: 88 Washington Valley Rd, Warren, NJ 07059
Hours Open: Monday – Friday at 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sundays at 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This farm, which is open daily, offers its own seasonal fruits and vegetables. Other great finds include various mozzarella cheese, hormone free glass bottled milk, specialty baked goods, mulch supply, perennials, annuals, plants, home & holiday decor, gift shop, comfort food store, and a whole lot more.
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Where: 598 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974
Hours Open: Monday – Saturday at 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sundays at 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Central Farmers Market is known for its terrific collection of mushrooms, peppers and more at prices that are very reasonable. It has a variety of pasta, olives, meat, and tomatoes that are great for cooking Italian cuisine dishes. The place also has a deli area at the rear where you can find cold cuts, salads and other delicious stuff.
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Where: Route 202 & Clairmont Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Hours Open: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bernardsville Farmers Market offers a wide variety of fresh vegetables, mushrooms, fruit pies, poultry, herbs and cut flowers. The fresh produce is brought by New Jersey farmers that come from Hensler, Silver Lake, Griggstown and Alan Grossman farmers. Other sources include Baker's Bounty, Krakus Deli, Pickelicious, and Valley Shepherd Creamery.
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Where: 22 DeForest Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
Hours Open: Sundays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
At Summit Farmers Market, you can find the usual selections that you need such as seafood, meat, produce, bread, cheese, coffee, sweets and eggs. It's conveniently located and highly accessible to those who live in Newark, Hoboken, Jersey City and even NYC. Its array of farmers and vendors include Vacchiano Farm, Cherry Grove Organic Farm, Race Farm, Phillips Farm, Chickadee Creek Farm, Corner-Copia, The Farmer & The Chickpea, Boxwood Coffee, Paolo's Kitchen, Lizzmonade, and so much more!
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Where: Corner of Main St. & Essex St., Millburn, NJ 07041
Hours Open: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. 2 p.m.
Enjoy fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables and organic food at Downtown Millburn Farmer's Market. It features an interesting array of farmers and vendors such as Alstede Farm, Ort Farm, Great Road Organic Farm, South Town Farm, Doc Pickle, Gina's Bakery, Hoboken Farms, Hummus Boss, Gourmet Fruits and Nuts, Palos Kitchen, Nature Has Flavor, and Neil's Knife Sharpening.