Farm Markets in Middlesex & Monmouth Counties
Well we're in the season for Farm Markets.
Can we get your favorite?
I'm near the Rutgers Farm Market which is open on Fridays - haven't been there in a couple of weeks -as the last time I was there - there were very few vendors and the vendors there had a very limited selection.
I'm looking for one with a broad selection of produce. I'm curious to know which are the best, what types of produce do they have and how are the prices??
Last year there was a great one in East Brunswick, where you could purchase great produce at very reasonable prices that was open on Sundays only. So far they have not been open this year, they are located across the street from the East Brunswick Jewish Temple on Ryders lane.
The NJ Department of Agriculture provides a search by county and produce
The NJ Farm Bureau has a website that let's you search by county and the produce you are looking for:
While not a farmers market there's a co-op in NB on Georges St. I've never been there but keep meaning to check it out. Maybe tomorrow will be the day,
We haven't been able to plant most of our garden with all this rain.. It's the latest start ever and the plants in the ground are starting to die from all the water. The only plants that are loving it seem to be our blueberries.
there is one on saturday mornings on hamilton street in new brunswick/somerset
von thuns in south brunswick off 130 has a very good selection as well.
in monroe there are quite a few between 33 and perrineville road
After a couple years of discussion and planning, Manasquan finally has a weekly Farmers' Market. It's small and due to the weather this spring and early summer the produce is limited. Nevertheless, I am optimistic and feel the number of vendors will grow. We found an interesting loaf of olive-loaded wheat bread and some yellow grape tomatoes. Add a bottle of wine and some salumi . . . .
By the way, anyone interested in participating can contact the Manasquan Chamber of Commerce by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RyderHill farm stand now has a new sign out for peaches - so maybe/possibly this great produce stand will be open this coming Sunday (previously they've been open on Sundays only).
I think they purchase their produce from a variety of farms and re-sell at very low prices - you just need to purchase the whole basket of fruit or vegetables. Will keep you posted on whether they are open this Sunday.
The farm stand is on Ryders Lane in East Brunswick across the street from the EBJC.
RyderHill farm stand is now open. Thought that they opened later this season, but was told that they actually opened earlier (yesterday) than normal.
They had White Peaches & Zucchini only..........usually they have a much larger variety. Peaches were 7.50 for a very large basket and Zucchini was $1. for a very large basket.
All vegetables and fruit sold here is in these large quantities.
They are open Sundays only. and on Ryders Lane in East Brunswick, across the street from the East Brunswick Jewish Center.
I like the variety of produce I've found at the Highland Park Farmer's Market. In the past I've gotten tomatoes, corn, berries, peaches, eggplant, basil and more. They'll be open on Fridays starting next week -- June 17th.
I was planning to try the Rutgers Farm Market this year, but from people's posts it sounds like there's not much there. Has anyone been there more recently?