One of the best parts of the changing weather is the increased presence of farmers markets — and while Hoboken was attempting to expand its farmers markets this summer, it seems it won’t be happening after all. Mayor Bhalla had previously announced that starting this year, Hoboken would 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. However, the newest farmers market — the Southwest Park Farmers Market — has just been canceled after being postponed twice. The Uptown Farmers Market and The Hoboken Farmers Market will both still be up and running, and downtown Hoboken residents will have to wait until next year for the new local market. Read on for what we know about the farmers market scene in Hoboken.
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Returning Farmers Markets
Farmers market season officially kicked off Saturday, May 14th, with the Uptown Farmers Market, sponsored by Bijou Properties. It was originally scheduled to begin on May 7th but was postponed due to inclement weather.
The Uptown Farmers Market, which runs on Saturdays from 9:00AM to 2:00PM through mid-December, is located under the 14th Street Viaduct between Grand and Adams Streets. 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, runs on Garden Street at Church Square Park between Fourth Street and Fifth Street every Tuesday from 2:00PM to 8:00PM and began 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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Southwest Park Farmers Market: Officially Canceled
Hoboken planned to launch a new Southwest Park Farmers Market in partnership with the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition (QLC). However, this market was twice postponed — and on June 28th, Patch reported that it’s officially canceled due to the low staffing.
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The Southwest Park Farmers Market was set to take place every Thursday starting on June 9th from 2PM to 8PM on the north side of Observer Highway between Jackson Street and Harrison Street. The plan is to have this market start up in 2023 instead.