Celebrate the tastes of the Garden State at these Edible Jersey Festival of Farmers’ Market participants statewide. Enjoy special events (such as the ones on these pages), give-aways, and other activities all season long. Click here for a complete list of farmers’ markets statewide.
Visit ediblejersey.com for updates and information.
RIVER VALE Thursday, noon–6pm
Senior Market Nutrition Program
Come shop the market and bring your parents! The County of Bergen Division of Senior Services will be offering Senior Market Nutrition Coupons to eligible, low income seniors from noon until 3pm. Eligible seniors can receive four $5 coupons redeemable at the farmer’s market.
406 Rivervale Road
DUMONT Saturday, 10am–3pm
Jersey Corn Festival at the Farmer’s Market
Special guest WNBC’s Produce Pete will be on hand as the farmers’ market celebrates Jersey corn with live music, rides, prepared BBQ, hot food offerings, sweet sweet corn, and more.
Park and W. Quackenbush Ave.
MAIN STREET SOUTH ORANGE
Taste of the Market Day
Taste and imbibe with fellow gourmands; savor market treats and seasonal drinks as market vendors showcase their wares by sharing samples. Eden Market place will be on hand, too, serving up delicious fruit smoothies and recipes! Music, market specials and more.
Sloan and First Street parking lot across NJ Transit train station
TEANECK Thursdays, 6:30–8pm
Dance With Us after the Farmers’ Market
Shop the market and then stay for an evening of live music and dancing under the stars in Cedar Lane Plaza.
Garrison Avenue & Beverly Road
COLLINGSWOOD Saturday, 8am–3pm
Just Peachy Celebration and Special Event
In celebration of New Jersey Peach Month, the market serves up a peach-themed day with tastings, cooking demos, prizes, giveaways, peach-centric food and, of course, Jersey Fresh peaches. Following the market, head over to the Commun ity Center from noon until 3pm where local chefs will be cooking and sampling dishes showcasing fresh local peaches. $10 per adult; $5 per child (under 12). Benefits Food Bank of South Jersey. For more information, call 856-662-4884, ext. 133.
Collings and Irvin Avenues, along PATCO
VOORHEES TOWN CENTER
Chill-ibbean Festival at the Farmer’s Market
Chill at the market. Pick up juicy Jersey Fresh corn, tomatoes and peaches to make your own summer salsa. Then, groove to the beat of steel drums and enjoy family fun activities and prizes with The Skate Zone: Home to the Flyers! Market: 8am to noon; activities: 9am to noon.
Somerdale & Burnt Mill Rds.,Voorhees Town Center
LONG VALLEY GREEN Thursday, 3–7pm
Celebrate Summer with Chef Sam at the Market
Enjoy the fresh flavors of summer as chef Samara Salisbury cooks up a delicious chilled corn soup that was selected for the 2012 Edible Jersey Farmers’ Market Cookbook. You can also pick up a copy of the cookbook for yourself; Chef Sam will even sign it for you!
20 Schooley’s Mountain Road, just off Route 513
BLAIRSTOWN Saturday, 10am – 2pm
Peach Festival at the Farmers’ Market
Enjoy a peach-themed day featuring cooking demos by local chefs, peach activities for the kids, peach-centric food and, of course, lots of juicy peaches straight from Jersey farms.
Rte. 521 & Stillwater Rd.
RAMSEY Sunday, 9am–2pm
P is for Peach Festival at the Farmers’ Market
Enjoy peach pies, jams, jellies, muffins and more as the farmers’ market celebrates the famous New Jersey peach. Free give-a-ways too!
Train station at Erie Plaza off Main Street
HAMMONTON Friday, 5–8 pm
Hot, Hot, Hot, a Latin Evening at the Market!
Experience the Latin culture’s influence in music, art, and, of course, food, while shopping and exploring the farmers’ market’s delicious offerings. Enjoy live music, tastings, and demos. Lots of recipes to take home, too.
Rt. 54 and Central Avenue in center of Downtown
CHATHAM Saturday, 8 am – 1 pm
HeirloomTomato Tasting & People’s Choice Awards (11 am)
Take a taste and vote for your favorite. Tomatoes are provided for sampling—along with a salt shaker! One of last year’s winners was grown in the local community garden. Who will take this year’s prize? You decide.
Train station, Railroad Plaza
MARGATE Thursday, 9am–12:30pm
Jersey Tomato Day at the Market
The market celebrates New Jersey’s famous tomato all season long, but today they’ll host a special opportunity to enjoy a full tasting of tomato varieties and learn about the Garden State’s most famous fruit from representatives from Rutgers University. Visit the market’s Facebook page for more information.
9700 Amherst Avenue
HIGHLAND PARK Friday, 11am–5:30pm
Fresh, Fast, Fabulous at the Farmers’ Market
It’s Highland Park Restaurant Week and what better place to celebrate than at the farmers’ market! Shop and sample the market, and then stay for dinner at one of the nearby restaurants and enjoy prix fixe menus and other goodies.
Downtown on Raritan Avenue
HUNTERDON LAND TRUST, Flemington
Celebrate the bounty of Hunterdon’s autumn harvest! Shop the huge variety of fall produce. Get advice from Hunterdon Healthcare’s dieticians on how to make the most of the abundant local food and pick up some locally grown birdseed from NJ Audubon to help your feathered friends get through the winter.
111 Mine St., Rte. 12 circle at Dvoor Farm