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Jersey City’s Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market Continues Through Fall Season

With the warm weather in full swing, it’s hard to resist heading outside for fresh air. In the age of COVID, so much is left to the unknown, and outdoor activities can seem daunting. Luckily, you can satisfy your outdoor cravings in a responsible way at the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market in Jersey City that was extended through the fall season. 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.

Safe Shopping Made Possible

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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.

Read More: 9 Sunflower Farms To Visit < 2 Hours from Hudson County

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.

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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
– Circle Brook Farm (Organic Farm)
– Hoboken Farms
– Bang Cookies
– Vesco Foods (Pickles, Olives)
– Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit
– Paolo’s Kitchen
– EJL Market
– JC Fish Stand
– Feast Leaf (Coming in September)
– BuchaBae

History of the Market

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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.

See More: Rescue Leftover Cuisine: A Non-Profit in Jersey City Cutting Food Waste

The Details

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You can come shop at the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market from May 11th to December 21st, Monday, and Thursday 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!


Written by:

Victoria is HG's Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.