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Weekly farmers’ markets are the perfect venue for discovering the tastes of the Garden State—and the flavor of local communities. In addition to offering outstanding quality food and produce, these Edible Jersey Festival of Farmers Markets participants will be hosting special events, live music, giveaways and other activities, offering one more reason to include a visit to a local farmers’ market in your travel plans this season. Follow Edible Jersey’s Facebook page for updates. And for a full list of weekly farmers’ markets statewide, click here.

Thursday, July 24, 3–7pm

Summer Peaches!  Come down to the Long Valley Green Market for the best peaches of summer, a contest to name the best local peach pie, games and stories for the kids, and peach products from area farmers and artisans.

  • Weekly market held Thurs, 3–7pm, 20 Schooley’s Mountain Road, off Rte. 513.

Friday, July 25, 11am–5:30pm

Tomato Festival.  Come out to the Highland Park Farmer’s Market to celebrate the beloved Jersey tomato! Enjoy live music, games and stories for the kids, free tomato samples, and special tomato-themed products from area farmers and artisans.

Saturday, July 26, 10am-4pm

Open House and Wine Tasting Festival.  The organizers of the Rutgers Garden Farmers Market host a day for gardeners.Experts will provide talks, offer guided tours and answer your gardening questions. Don’t miss the 180 beautiful acres of flower, herb, vegetable, tropical, succulent and bamboo gardens, along with woods, ponds and more. Wine and food tasting presented by five New Jersey wineries.

Thursdays, July–August, 6:30pm

Dance With Us After the Market.  Shop the market on Thursdays throughout the summer and then stay for an evening of live music and ballroom dancing in Cedar Lane Plaza.

  • Weekly market held Thurs, Noon–6pm, Garrison Ave. and Beverly Rd.

Saturday, August 2, 8:30am–1pm

Just Peachy Party.  It’s high season for Jersey peaches and a good day to join South Jersey Hot Chef Fred Kellerman for a cooking demo. Stop by the market to enjoy music by Anthony Friedlander and sample an assortment of peachy treats. Shop local, shop fresh!

Saturday, August 2, 8am–Noon

Just Peachy PartyThe market kicks off the peach season with a day dedicated to delicious New Jersey peaches! Enjoy a peach pie/peach cobbler contest, peach goodies, live music, demos and more. A few days later, the town of Collingswood, well known for its restaurants, hosts a Just Peachy Restaurant Week starting August 5.

Saturday, August 2, 9am–5pm
Sunday, August 3, 9am–4pm

52nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival.  Enjoy the “Seashore at Its Best” as the weekly farmers’ market joins with this favorite annual festival. Shop from vendors offering individual, handmade, beautifully crafted products and, of course, Jersey Fresh ingredients. Spend the day and enjoy everything Stone Harbor has to offer!

  • Weekly market held Sun, 8am–12:30pm, Water Tower Plaza, 95th and 2nd Ave.

Sunday, August 10, 8:30am–1pm

National Farmers’ Market Week Celebration!  To celebrate farmers’ markets and the benefits they bring to the local community, the market, together with their customers, will create a special Farmers’ Market celebration art project. Join in the fun, and enjoy local seasonal treats, too.

Saturday, August 16, 9am–1pm

High Summer Sweet Corn Fest.  In Ireland, the Lughnasa Festival celebrates the grain harvest. Here in New Jersey, we celebrate high summer with sweet corn! The day will feature corn recipes and tastings, live music, roasted corn and giveaways.

Sunday, August 24, 9am–2pm

Corn & Tomato Festival.  Enjoy Jersey’s finest at their peak of flavor as the market celebrates with roasted corn, chefs’ demos, salsa, free giveaways—and the Ugliest Tomato contest, too! With activities for kids, it’s a flavor festival for the entire family.

Sunday, September 21, 10am-3pm
(Rain Date: Sunday, September 28)

Antique/Classic Car Show.  Join the market for the 18th Annual Antique/Classic Car Show, featuring 20 classes of cars that will be judged and awarded. This event is guaranteed to excite car enthusiasts of every age and allows visitors to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Trophy.

Sunday, September 28, Noon-5pm

Festival on the Green.  Shop the market, then stay for northern New Jersey’s premier fall family event. Enjoy nonstop entertainment for all ages, 150+ exhibitors showcasing local businesses, restaurants, community groups, children’s activities, interactive venues and more!  Presented around the historic Morristown Green by Morristown Partnership.

Sunday, October 5, 11am–2pm

First Annual Chili Cook-Off.  Local area restaurants prepare their best pot of chili using market ingredients. Be one of the taste-testers and vote for your favorite chili to determine first-, second- and third-place winners. Live cooking demos, music and kids’ crafts, too.

  • Weekly market held Sun, 10am–2pm, 4 Kingwood Ave. (Kathee’s General Store Lot).

Sunday, October 5, 10am–5pm

Applefest. Throughout the entire season, the Warwick Valley Farmers Market celebrates “locally grown” with weekly demos, music by local composers and musicians, and community events. On this Sunday, they join with New York’s Orange County’s largest harvest festival, Applefest, to celebrate all the bounty from nearby farms, orchards and kitchens.

Saturday, October 11, 10am–1:30pm

Annual Chili Cook-Off!  Save the date for the market’s fourth annual Chili Cook-Off. Bring your favorite prepared chili and be judged by peers and professionals. Come to compete against last year’s prize-winning recipe, Robson’s Farm Pumpkin and Kale Chili, or simply come to sample and enjoy live music.

Saturday, October 18, 11am

Annual Pet Pageant. Join the fun when contestants parade their costumed pets up and down the market for judging and prizes. Pet tricks and cute antics are highly encouraged! Same-day registration permitted. Can you top last year’s winners, an Angel Yorkie and a Guinea Pig Taco?

And don’t miss Sunday’s “Produce Row” all season long, featuring fresh produce and seafood as part of the COLUMBUS Farmers Market outdoor flea market

… Come to the ALLENDALE Farmer’s Market for gluten-free products, baked goods, homemade donuts, coffee, ice cream, music, produce and more. Cooking demos and free chair massages, too!

DOWNTOWN SOMERVILLE is the place to be on Thursdays to celebrate local farmers and enjoy unique offerings. An added plus this year: The market has extended its hours

… the NEW JERSEY COUNCIL OF FARMERS AND COMMUNITIES NJCFC]  is dedicated to developing and growing community farmers markets that are truly Jersey Fresh. Visit their website for market listing and events