Sometimes it’s hard to believe that New Jersey is known as the Garden State when you live in the middle of an urban jungle. The Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market is back, with proof in the form of strawberries, sweet corn, and those famous Jersey tomatoes. Beginning June 7, and running through October, the market will be open Thursdays from 3 pm to 7:30 pm. The convenient time and location at the corner of 13th & Hudson Streets ensures that residents of uptown Hoboken and beyond will have an opportunity to load up on some freshly picked salad greens for Thursday night’s dinner or a scrumptious blueberry pie for the weekend barbecue.
This year returning vendors include Ort Farms of Long Valley, NJ, Stony Hill Farms of Chester and an organic farm, Jeff’s Produce. Rounding out the veggie selection is Gina’s Bakery of Montclair with freshly baked breads and sweets. Hoboken Farms is a popular stop for a variety of epicurean delights. Surely no one can resist the call of Dr. Pickle, who will happily give customers a sample of any of his briny, delicious olives, roasted peppers and pickles, of course! As a certified ‘Jersey Fresh’ market, the customer can be assured that the fresh produce is grown right here in New Jersey.
As in years past, the market is committed to helping our neighbors in Hoboken who have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables. At the end of each day, vendors are encouraged to donate leftover produce to the Hoboken Shelter, which is celebrating its thirtieth year of service to our community. This year, customers may purchase produce for the shelter alongside their own groceries and the market will deliver it for them. Additionally, eligible customers are welcome to use WIC (Women, Infants & Children Program) coupons with participating vendors.
Look for the Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market on Facebook and Twitter, where we’ll keep you updated on the deal of the day and what’s in season.
Remember – shopping at a Farmers’ Market is great for the local economy, your health and your carbon footprint. Shop Jersey Fresh!