For those looking to support local businesses and live a healthier lifestyle, here and some of the best farmers markets in Jersey City to visit:
Historic Downtown Farmers Market
The Historic Downtown Farmers’ Market began in 2008 with less than 10 vendors and has expanded into an exception market with over 25 vendors. For more information and new safety guidelines, click here.
Where: Grove St Path Plaza
When: Mondays and Thursdays 4 to 8 p.m.
Featuring: Fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh baked goods, and treat perfect if you’re about to hop on the train
Van Vorst Farmers Market
Where: At Van Vorst Park, Montgomery and Jersey Ave
When: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Featuring: Fresh fruits, vegetables, coffee, cheeses, skin care, organic flavored butter vendor, a fresh roasted pork sandwich maker, Caribbean Delicacies
Journal Square Green Market
The Journal Square Green Market began over 20 years ago as one of Jersey City’s first farmers markets. Some vendors are changing the pace this year with a new shop and pay online system, allowing customers to simply pick up their items at the market as a COVID-19 safety precaution. Click here for more information on individual vendors.
Where: 9 Path Plaza, Jersey City NJ (Journal Square Path Plaza)
When: Wednesdays and Fridays 2 to 8 p.m.
Featuring: Fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet nuts and dried fruit, plants and more!
Riverview Farmers Market
The Riverview Farmers Market is organized by Farms in the Heights, a grassroots, non-profit organization established to provide access to local food systems, grow our local economy, and promote environmental stewardship for the benefit of all Jersey City Heights community members. The Market is a community-supported, producer-focused farmers market, offering a wide range of market vendors and goods. This farmers market also accepts SNAP benefits. For more information, click here.
Where: 498 Palisade Ave Jersey City NJ 07307 at Riverview Park in The Heights
When: Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Featuring: Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, grass-fed beef, pastured chicken and pork, free-range eggs, cheese, dairy, fresh baked goods, candles, home goods, food vendors, healthy snacks, and more!
Paulus Hook Farmers Market
Where: Washington Street South Of Dudley Street
When: Saturdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Featuring: Fresh vegetables and produce, fresh baked goods.
Hamilton Park Farmers Market
Run by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association, this year the farmers market will be held at the basketball court. The organization also holds other events like Shakespeare in the Park. For more information, click here.
Where: 8th Street at Jersey Avenue
When: Wednesdays 4 to 7 p.m.
Featuring: Fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, healthy prepared food, pizza, pickles, olives, and more!