Visit the Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market!

AT THE GROVE ST. PATH PLAZA! One of the sure signs of summer is the reemergence of the farmers markets that dot the cityscape during the summer and fall months. Jersey Fresh is an advertising and promotional program developed by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture in 1983 to publicize the wide variety of fruits and vegetables which are grown here in the Garden State, providing delicious nutritional fresh fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices.

We’ll be bringing back many of your favorite farmers, and introducing new businesses that we’re sure you’ll love. In addition to stocking up on fresh produce, area food trucks will be on hand to serve up all kinds of culinary creations.We will also be showcasing handmade goods and artwork from Jersey City’s creative community with the Jersey City Craft Mafia!

Farmers Market shoppers also reduce their carbon footprint by purchasing locally grown and produced goods, getting more nutritional bang for their buck! Consumers can find a wide variety of goods, including fresh organic and conventional fruits and vegetables, baked goods, seafood, fresh mozzarella, pickles, and flowers.

Mondays & Thursdays, 4pm – 8pm from May 14th 2012 to December 20th, 2012. We’ll be closed in observance of July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day.

The state Department of Agriculture has put together this handyHarvest Dates Availability Chart:

FRUITS & BERRIES:

  • Apples: September 1 – October 25
  • Blackberries: July 15 – July 30
  • Blueberries: July 5 – August 10
  • Cherries: June 10 – June 25
  • Cranberries: October 1 – November 1
  • Grapes: September 10 – September 20
  • Peaches, Nectarines: July 20 – September 1
  • Pears: August 10 – August 31
  • Plums: July 15 – August 15
  • Red Raspberries (Traditional): July 5 – July 21
  • Red Raspberries (Fall Bearing): September 1 – September 20
  • Strawberries: June 1 – June 10

VEGETABLES:

  • Asparagus: May 1 – May 30
  • Beets: July 1 – October 31
  • Broccoli: July 1 – October 31
  • Cabbage: June 10 – October 31
  • Cauliflower: October 5 – November 20
  • Collards: August 20 – October 31
  • Cucumbers: July 5 – August 15
  • Eggplant: July 20 – September 30
  • Lettuce (Late Spring): May 20 – July 15
  • Lettuce (Early Fall): September 15 – November 15
  • Lima Beans: July 15 – August 31
  • Okra: August 15 – September 15
  • Onions: June 25 – July 31
  • Peas: June 15 – June 25
  • Peppers: July 15 – Oct. 31
  • Potatoes: July 20 – September 30
  • Pumpkins: October 1 – October 15
  • Snap Beans: June 20 – July 20
  • Squash: June 25 – September 1
  • Spinach: May 5 – June 25
  • Sweet Corn: July 5 – August 31
  • Tomatoes: July 10 – September 15
  • Flowers, everlastings and herbs: July 15 – September 15
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