One of the best parts of the changing weather is the increased presence of farmers markets. For everyone who looks forward to browsing the various vendors in the warm weather, Mayor Bhalla revealed some greats news you’ll need to hear. On May 5th, the mayor announced that starting this year, Hoboken will host three farmers markets to expand access to fresh produce from local and regional vendors to residents across the City, according to a press release.
This means that not only will two beloved farmers markets — The Uptown Farmers Market and The Hoboken Farmers Market — be returning, but also that a brand new farmers market called The Southwest Park Farmers Market is joining the scene as well. Residents will now have access to weekly farmer‘s markets in downtown, midtown, and uptown Hoboken. Read on for what we know about the growing farmers market scene in Hoboken.
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Returning Farmers Markets
Farmers market season officially kicks off next Saturday, May 14th, with the Uptown Farmers Market, sponsored by Bijou Properties. It was originally scheduled to begin on May 7th but has since been postponed due to inclement weather.
The Uptown Farmers Market, which will run on Saturdays from 9:00AM to 2:00PM through mid-December, will return under the 14th Street Viaduct between Grand and Adams Streets, according to the press release. Past vendors have included Stony Hill Farms, Cotton Cattle, Hoboken Farms, Roger’s Seafood, and more.
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By now, many locals are well-acquainted with The Hoboken Farmers Market — that’s because it’s the city’s longest-running farmer‘s market, entering its 26th year this summer. The market, which the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition sponsors, will return to Garden Street at Church Square Park between Fourth Street and Fifth Street every Tuesday from 2:00PM to 8:00PM and will begin on June 7th.
May 5th’s press release stated that all Hoboken farmers markets will offer nutritious fruits, vegetables, and other local products. Participating vendors will vary by market, but 2022’s vendors include Stony Hill Farms, Union Hill Farms, Melick’s Town Farm, Circle Brook Farms, Cotton Cattle, Hoboken Farms, Roger’s Seafood, Picklicious, Choc O Pain, Paolo’s Kitchen, Gourmet Dried Fruits and Nuts, and more. Additionally, select vendors accept SNAP benefits.
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The Newest Farmers Market on the Scene
Starting in June, Hoboken will launch a new Southwest Park Farmers Market in partnership with the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition (QLC).
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“Access to fresh produce is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which is why we have partnered with local organizations to expand our farmers‘ market offerings,” said Mayor Bhalla. “Like our other markets, the new Southwest Park Farmers‘ Market will offer this underserved neighborhood fresh vegetables, fruits, and baked goods. Thank you to Director Jennifer Gonzalez, David Calamoneri, the QLC, and Bijou Properties for partnering with my administration on this season’s farmers‘ markets.”
The Southwest Park Farmers Market will take place every Thursday starting on June 9 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the north side of Observer Highway between Jackson Street and Harrison Street.