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The ULTIMATE Guide to Farmers Markets & Farm Stands in Central New Jersey

Judith Weiniger

After successfully growing her own brand and team under a national brand’s shingle since 2003, Judy Weiniger knew it was time to step out on her own...

After successfully growing her own brand and team under a national brand’s shingle since 2003, Judy Weiniger knew it was time to step out on her own...

Jan 24 7 minutes read

One of Central New Jersey’s most-loved qualities is its close proximity to rural life and locally owned farms! When summer comes along, this means we have a wealth of fresh produce and homemade goods to choose from and enjoy. From family-owned operations to community ventures, Central New Jersey has a wide variety of farms to support. 

Looking for a farmers market or a farm stand? You’ve come to the right place! Our map and list below features farmers markets on *almost* every day of the week, as well as farm stands throughout the region.

Your Guide to Central New Jersey Farmers Markets

Chatham Borough Farmers' Market

1 RR Plz S, Chatham, New Jersey

Located at Railroad Plaza, South of Fairmount Avenue in Chatham Borough, NJ, this farmers’ market takes place every Saturdays from 8am - 1pm and will open this Summer on June 15th. The Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market provides conventionally & organically grown Jersey Fresh fruits & vegetables, as well as specialty food items. You can find updates on their Facebook page!

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Madison Farmers' Market

50 Kings Road, Madison, NJ 07940

If you're looking for the freshest and most delicious produce this season, head on to The Madison Farmer's Market. Open every Thursday from 2 - 7 p.m. during the market season between May 23rd til October 24th. The market is located on Central Avenue between Main Street and Cook Avenue. 

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Duke Farms Farm to Table Market

1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ

The Duke Farms Farm to Table Market offers an incredible selection of locally grown produce, homemade goods, plants, and much more. This market takes places every Sundays between 10am - 3 pm during the market season from May til October.

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Highland Park Farmers' Market

Main Street Highland Park, 212 Raritan Ave, Highland Park

The famous Highland Park NJ Farmers Market is back for 2019 and better than ever. Jersey Fresh fruits and veggies, cheese, eggs, meats, fish, flowers, lunch food vendors, nuts, pickles, live music, and more! Happening every Fridays from 11 am - 5:30 pm starting this May til December.

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Your Guide to Central New Jersey 

Farm Stand

Malanga Farms

88 Washington Valley Road Warren, NJ 07059

Specializing in New Jersey produce, Malanga Farms offers a wide range of products in addition to fresh vegetables! Find flowers, plants, jams, jellies, made-in-NJ tomato sauce, chips, chocolates, strudel, donuts, and more.

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Bardy Farms

149 Washington Valley Rd. Warren, NJ 07059

Bardy Farms in Warren has been around since 1904, and they have a huge selection of products! Not only do they sell fresh fruits and veggies, but they also sell plants, flowers, hanging baskets, freshly baked pies, fresh bread, cider donuts, cheese, milk, jellies, apple cider, meats, cheeses, and more. Open 7am to 6pm, 7 days a week all year round!

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Wagner Farm Arboretum

197 Mountain Ave. Warren, NJ 07059

This nonprofit works to “to enrich, educate and inspire the community by increasing environmental awareness and recreational opportunities.” You can take classes, or contribute to caring for the gardens. (Fun fact: They grow 10,000+ pounds of produce each year for the food bank!)

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Windsong Farm

31 King George Road, Warren Township, NJ

The first organic vegetable farm in the state, Windsong Farm was started by Farmer John Canright in 1974. You can support Windsong by signing up for their CSA program here.

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Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Parkway West Hillsborough, N.J. 08844

Duke Farms offers a scenic setting that’s brimming with activities! From biking and hiking trails and learning how to organic garden to geocaching and visiting the Duke Farms Farm to Table Market, there’s something for all ages and interests!

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Ripple Hill Farm

181, Green Mountain Dr, Bernards, NJ 07920

Known especially for their apples and pick-your-own apple orchard, Ripple Hill Farm also sells produce like peaches, tomatoes, peppers and grapes. Take a look at their seasonal produce calendar here. Open Sundays 12-4pm (but we recommend calling for updates on when they’ll be open!)

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Melick’s Town Farm

Oldwick Cider Mill, 19 King Street, Oldwick, NJ

Califon Orchards, 472 County Road 513, Califon, NJ

Established in 1725, Melick’s Town Farm is a local tradition. Depending on what you’re interested in, Melick’s Town Farm has a few different locations that each specialize in something different. 

You can visit their Oldwick Farm Market and pick up plants and shrubs, seasonal fruits and veggies, their homemade wine, holiday decorations, baked goods and more. In the mood to get out and do it yourself? Check out Melick’s Califon Orchards where you can pick-your-own peaches, apples, or pumpkins depending on the season. The Cider Mill & Orchard boasts pick-your-own apples, hayrides and pumpkins in September and October, and a working cider press. Melick’s Bridgewater Farm Market features fresh produce, baked goods, ciders and more. You can learn more about Melick’s CSA program and opportunities to support this wonderful community farm here!

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Country Gentleman Christmas Trees & Firewood

115 Washington Valley Rd Warren, NJ 07059

Depending on the season, find plants, produce, firewood, apple cider, homemade pies, blankets, wreaths, and Christmas trees are all available for purchase at Country Gentleman.

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Dreyer Farms

 831 Springfield Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016

Dreyer Farms has been around since 1904, and they have a huge farm stand! People can buy everything including glass-bottled milk, a wide range of produce, local raw honey, local eggs, yogurt, butter, sausages, meats, baked desserts, fudge, ice cream, bushes, trees, flowers, and more!

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