Local Farmer’s Markets & Scheduling

Last week finally got us revved for outdoor activities, with enough teaser sunshine to seal the curiosity. We often think of Farmer’s Markets as a very Summer activity here on the East Coast, but a tremendous amount of Garden State vendors represent more and more at these gatherings for what is actually at least 6 MONTHS each year. Here’s a collection of some local farmer’s markets with dates and times.


Burlington County Community Agricultural Center

500 Centerton Rd. at Harford Rd. in Moorestown, NJ Saturday, 8:30 am -1:30 pm
Find diverse conventional Jersey Fresh produce as well as quality fresh meats, eggs, fleece, etc.

May 17th-October 25th 2014, 8:30am-1:00pm

Burlington County NJ Farmer's Markets 2014

May 17th-Oct 25th 2014, 8:30am-1:00pm, 500 Centerton Rd. at Hartford Rd in Moorestown, NJ.

 

Berlin Farmer’s Market at 41 Clementon Road, Berlin
Year Round Indoor: Thursday and Friday 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday 10 am -8 pm Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

(Outdoor Flea Market Hours are weather-permitting and on weekends, 8am-4pm. Many fresh local suppliers are involved and I’m extra-curious how often they extend the 6 month track record of neighboring outdoor traditions.)

Berlin Farmer's Market

Berlin Farmer’s Market

 

 

Westmont Farmers Market 
Haddon and Stratford Aves., Haddon Township
OPENING this Wednesday, May 7th and hosted every Wednesday thru 10/31, 4 pm – 7pm

Westmont gathers in downtown Haddon Twp Wednesdays 4pm-7pm starting this week on May 7th, to showcase locally prepared food and products along with Spino Family Farm produce.

Lew’s Farmers Market
864 N Lenola RdMoorestownNJ  AT LEAST EASTER THRU FALL.

“Their prices are great compared to other stands and especially the big farmers market in Moorestown. They do have a lot of things that don’t come from their farm (bananas, lemons, etc that aren’t native to the northeast), so be careful to make sure you’re getting local produce.” – Madeline S., Yelp user

“The market always seems to be open during daytime from spring through the fall.” – Michelle C. 

Lews Farm Market is not municipally organized but gets great reviews on yelp and foursquare for its own produce.

Lews Farm Market is not municipally organized but gets great reviews on yelp and foursquare for its own produce.


Another way to go is getting a member share in a CSA, and one with good recent reviews is Dogwood Farms, an organic plot farm operating thru a public grant at Duke Farms. According to their FB page’s 2013 description, the CSA season at Dogwood Farms… “runs for 16 weeks from late June through mid-October. There will be two pickup points: every Tuesday at the Knox Family Farm just south of Liberty Corner, and every Thursday at Duke Farms just south of the Somerville Circle. A member share will cost [around]$395.” Keep them in mind. Their website mentions exactly what crops they’re growing for when.

NJ CSAs are a great way to ensure diverse, fresh produce made easy.

NJ CSAs are a great way to ensure diverse, fresh produce made easy.

 

Finally, a very good resource for details is the Jersey Fresh website, offering a helpful search tool by county and according to categories like Community Farmer’s Markets, Roadside Markets, Pick-Your-Own, CSA’s, and farm-related events. The listings are great for including extensive descriptions of the produce to expect. Below is an example for Mercer County (Farmer’s Markets):

 

More in the Philly Metro/South Jersey area:

Collingswood Farmers Market 
Atlantic Avenue between Collings and Irvin Aves
May – Thanksgiving, Saturday 8 am – 12 pm
www.collingswoodmarket.com  

Haddon Heights Farmers Market 
Station & Atlantic Avenues
May 5 – October Sundays, 10:00am – 1:00pm
www.hhfarmersmarket.com

Haddonfield Farmers Market 
Kings Court (Center of Historic Haddonfield)
5/18 – 10/26 Saturdays, 8:30 – 1 pm
www.haddonfieldfarmersmarket.org/   

Blackwood Farmers Market 
Blackwood Library Parking Lot
15 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood
Every Saturday starting 6/29, Gloria 856-278-4810
farmersmarket@glotwp.com  

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