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With summer slowly coming to an end, we are happy to give you some reasons to be extra excited about fall! Jersey is home to some of the sweetest, freshest and tastiest produce. Nothing beats locally grown food, especially when it’s from the garden state. It tastes better and it’s better for you, it’s as simple as that! So grab a friend and some reusable bags and check out these must-try farmers markets!
262 N Main Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Home of the best pies in New Jersey, Homestead Farm Market prides themselves on getting the freshest and most flavorful goods from local Jersey farmers. For 26 years they have been serving their community with preservative-free fruits and veggies and a large selection of delicious baked goods. Check out their Harvest Schedule for the best times to get your favorite produce! Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9 am-5pm.
215 Dey Road
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Family owned and operated for almost 40 years, Gordon Dey Farms is the place to go for the best fresh meat with an outstanding selection. They’re a live meat farm and are proud of the clean and range free environments for their animals. They have dozens of farm fresh eggs and a wide variety of local produce. They’re famous for great prices and much tastier poultry than the supermarkets. Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 6am-3pm, Friday 6am-4pm, Saturday 6am-2pm, Sunday 6am-12pm.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Enjoy an afternoon of live music and the freshest local grown produce in the area from the farmers market at Hinds Plaza! Choose from a variety of tasty jams and pair it with some delicious fresh baked bread. Buy some flowers for your loved ones and grab some high quality poultry for that new recipe you’ve been dying to try! Turn this visit into a daytrip and explore the beloved town of Princeton with the family! Have an unforgettable dinner, take a stroll around Princeton’s campus with some ice cream, and fill your closet from different boutiques favored by locals. Hours: Every Thursday 11am-4pm until November 19, 2015.
19 Bridge Steet
Stockton, NJ 08559
From fresh produce to mouthwatering homemade pasta, Stockton Farm Market truly does have it all. They are proud to offer you organic and natural meats and their slow smoked Texas-style BBQ is highly recommended. All of their salads and fruit juices are made with local ingredients and fresh produce. And don’t forget about their assortment of pastries, chocolates and artisanal breads. Grab lunch or a cappuccino while you’re there at their Market Café. Word on the street is that their crepes are to die for! Hours: Friday 3pm-7pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
Images sources: Homestead Farm Market, Gordon Dey Farms, Princeton Farmers' Market, Stockton Farmers' Market
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