These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In New Jersey For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of New Jersey offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in New Jersey? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best New Jersey farmers markets:

  1. The Trenton Farmers Market, Trenton, NJ
  2. Glen Rock Farmers Market, Glen Rock, NJ
  3. Princeton Farmers’ Market, Princeton, NJ
  4. Landis Marketplace, Vineland, NJ
  5. Riverview Farmers Market, Jersey City, NJ
  6. Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market, New Brunswick, NJ
  7. Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market, Hoboken, NJ
  8. Ocean City, Nj Farmers & Crafters Market, Ocean City, NJ
  9. Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association Farmers’ Market, Jersey City, NJ
  10. Capital City Farmers Market, Trenton, NJ

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in New Jersey or the cheapest place to live in New Jersey.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in New Jersey?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in New Jersey, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Garden State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of New Jersey, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. The Trenton Farmers Market

The Trenton Farmers Market -- Trenton, NJ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 91.4
City: Trenton, NJ
Address: 960 Spruce Street, Trenton, NJ 8648
Times: Wed: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Thu: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Fri: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Sun: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Glen Rock Farmers Market

Glen Rock Farmers Market -- Glen Rock, NJ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 88.6
City: Glen Rock, NJ
Address: 1 Harding Plaza, Glen Rock, NJ 7452
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Princeton Farmers’ Market

Princeton Farmers' Market -- Princeton, NJ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Princeton, NJ
Address: Hinds Plaza, 55 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 8542
Times: Thu: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Landis Marketplace

Landis Marketplace -- Vineland, NJ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Vineland, NJ
Address: 631 East Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 8360
Times: Thu: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Fri: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: N

5. Riverview Farmers Market

Riverview Farmers Market -- Jersey City, NJ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Jersey City, NJ
Address: None, Jersey City, NJ 7307
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: N

6. Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market

Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market -- New Brunswick, NJ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: New Brunswick, NJ
Address: None, New Brunswick, NJ 8901
Times: Fri: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market

Hoboken Uptown Farmers' Market -- Hoboken, NJ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Hoboken, NJ
Address: Hudson St between 13th and 14th Sts, Hoboken, NJ 7030
Times: Thu: 2:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

8. Ocean City, Nj Farmers & Crafters Market

Ocean City, Nj Farmers & Crafters Market -- Ocean City, NJ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Ocean City, NJ
Address: 6th Street & Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 8226
Times: Wed: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association Farmers’ Market

Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association Farmers' Market -- Jersey City, NJ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 57.1
City: Jersey City, NJ
Address: Hamilton Park, Jersey City, NJ 7302
Times: Wed: 3:00 PM-7:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Capital City Farmers Market

Capital City Farmers Market -- Trenton, NJ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 54.3
City: Trenton, NJ
Address: 165 E Front St., Trenton, NJ 8605
Times: Thu: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In New Jersey

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Garden State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In New Jersey

Name City Rank Score
The Trenton Farmers Market Trenton 1 91.4
Glen Rock Farmers Market Glen Rock 2 88.6
Princeton Farmers’ Market Princeton 3 77.1
Landis Marketplace Vineland 4 68.6
Riverview Farmers Market Jersey City 5 65.7
Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market New Brunswick 6 65.7
Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market Hoboken 7 65.7
Ocean City, Nj Farmers & Crafters Market Ocean City 8 62.9
Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association Farmers’ Market Jersey City 9 57.1
Capital City Farmers Market Trenton 10 54.3
Madison Nj Farmers Market Madison 11 54.3
Van Vorst Farmers’ Market Jersey City 12 51.4
Paterson Market Growers, Inc. Paterson 13 51.4
Greenwood Ave Farmers Market Trenton 14 51.4
Farmers Market At Journal Square Jersey City 15 48.6
Toms River Farmers Market Toms River 16 48.6
Paramus Farmers Market Paramus 17 48.6
Summit Farmers Market Summit 18 48.6
Metuchen Farmers Market Metuchen 19 48.6
The Ringwood Farmers’ Market Ringwood 20 48.6
Fort Lee Farmer’s Market Fort Lee 21 45.7
Ventnor International Farmers Market Ventnor City 22 45.7
Main Street Woodbury Farmers Market Woodbury 23 45.7
Hdsid Farmer’s Market Jersey City 24 42.9
Hawthorne Farmers Market Hawthorne 25 42.9
Galleria Red Bank Farmers Market Red Bank 26 42.9
Haddonfield Farmers Market Haddonfield 27 40.0
Arlington Park Farmers Market Jersey City 28 37.1
Farmers Market At Lincoln Park Jersey City 29 37.1
Asbury Park Carousel Farmers’ Market Asbury Park 30 37.1
Hammonton Downtown Market Hammonton 31 37.1
New Providence Farmers Market New Providence 32 37.1
Hasbrouck Heights Farmers Market Hasbrouck Heights 33 37.1
New Brunswick Community Farmers Market New Brunswick 34 34.3
Atlantic City Farmers’ Market Atlantic City 35 34.3
Rutherford Farmers’ Market Rutherford 36 34.3
Oakland Farmers’ Market Oakland 37 34.3
Westfield Farmers Market Westfield 38 28.6
The Commons At Washington Park Farmers Marekt Newark 39 25.7
Camden Ahec Farmers Market Camden 40 14.3
St. Francis Medical Center Farmer’s Market Trenton 41 11.4
Bridgeton Outdoor Market In The Culinary District – A Community Farmers’ Market Bridgeton 42 11.4
Lourdes Health System Camden 43 5.7
Asbury Fresh Asbury Park 44 2.9
Branch Brook Park Farmers Market Newark 45 0.0
Ndd Common Greens Farmers Market Newark 46 0.0
The University Hospital Auxiliarys Farmers Market Newark 47 0.0
Healthier Heart Farmers Market At Trinity Cathedral Trenton 48 0.0
Farmers Market At The Transportation Center Camden 49 0.0
Virtua Health Farmers Market Camden 50 0.0
Calgo Gardens Farmers Market Lakewood 51 0.0
Greening Princeton Farmers Market Princeton 52 0.0
Englewood Farmers Market Englewood 53 0.0
Woodbridge Farmers Market Woodbridge 54 0.0
Fairview Farmers Market Fairview 55 0.0
Collingswood Farmers Market Collingswood 56 0.0
Gloucester City Farmers Market Gloucester City 57 0.0
St. Paul’s Farmers Market Beachwood 58 0.0
Bound Brook Farmers Market Bound Brook 59 0.0

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