Jersey City’s Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market Returns on 5/11 — With Social Distancing Guidelines

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As the weather warms up and the sun stays out longer, it’s very tempting to head outside to enjoy the fresh air and warm breeze. But with stay-at-home orders in place and social distancing a key factor in helping flatten the curve, you might feel torn on how to satisfy your outdoor cravings in a responsible way. Well, Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market in Jersey is scheduled to return on May 11th from 4:00PM-8:00PM and may be the cure to this blues. This means that you can get fresh produce, support local businesses, and enjoy being outside while following social distancing guidelines. We know you’re excited, {us too!} so keep reading to get the full scoop on what to expect at HDSID’s Grove Street Farmers Market starting May 11th.

Safe Shopping Made Possible

The Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market will be complying with all social distancing recommendations to keep vendors + shoppers safe. The Market will span both the Grove PATH Plaza and the First Green area of the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall for added space and to make it easier for distancing. “There will also be a reduced number of vendors for the first couple of market days, to ensure everyone’s added comfort  As per the Jersey City Department of Health guidelines, the vendors present will sell agricultural products,” HDSID told us. 

Other Ways to Shop

For the first time in the market’s history, shoppers will be able to browse online, make purchases, pay, and pick up groceries at the market. This makes shopping even more convenient and safe for those who want to enjoy local produce but would prefer to stick with just pick up for now. Click here to view all the farm’s profiles and start shopping.

It’s important that everyone — vendors, employees, and shoppers — practice social distancing rules. Customers of the market should come prepared with protective gear such as masks and gloves. Stay alert for the signs that will be posted indicating “Stand Here,” “Wait to Be Called”, and “Keep Six Feet Apart.” The Market’s goal is to adhere to the rules set forth by the Jersey City Department of Health so that this great event can go off without a hitch. 

You can look forward to seeing the following vendors at the market:

  • – Ort Farms
  • – Stony Hill Farm
  • – Hoboken Farms
  • – Bang Cookies
  • – Vesco Foods
  • – Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit
  • – JC Fish Stand
  • – FarmEats
  • – Circle Brook Farms
  • – Olive Essentials
  • – Our Woods Maple
  • – Buon Antipasto

History of the Market

The Historic Downtown Farmers’ Market started in 2008 with less than 10 vendors and since has exploded into a market with over 25 vendors. Shoppers will find everything you could possibly crave or need, from sweet treats to healthy items. The farms have some of the freshest produce and fruits in the area, all available in one central location. You’ll also find specialized food items and food products from small, local vendors. 

The Details

You can come shop at the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market on May 11th from 4:00PM-8:00PM at the Grove PATH Plaza and the First Green area of the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall. Click here to start shopping for produce online that can be picked up at the Market. 

Will you be visiting the HDSID Farmer’s Market? Let us know in the comments!

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