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Farmer's Market

Farmer’s Markets are opening this month throughout Bergen County.  From early June through late October these fresh produce markets come to many towns in Bergen County.  They bring delicious farm fresh produce, cheese, and baked goods.  Home made pies, fresh baked hearty breads, canned vegetables, bottled honey and, of course, all sorts of fresh vegetables and fruits come streaming in to Bergen County every week direct from the farm.   Farmer's Market

In fact, they’re so popular that some local fresh food stores find themselves there too.  For example at the Teaneck market you’ll find The Mortgage Apple Cake lady.

Demand is up sharply for these seasonal markets,.  As a result, opportunities to find them have increased.  Many towns find ways to extend their season because of increased demand.

River Vale solves their demand issues with indoor facilities for the colder months.  Because organic food is so important, people go to farmer’s market for this.  They offer a good number of organic produce and products from what I’ve seen.  If you’ve only been to commercial markets you really owe it to yourself to stop by and buy yourself some really fresh food.

Here’s where you can find them in Bergen County –

Allendale from June 4th to Oct 29th  Saturdays 9:30-2:30  500 W Crescent St  allendalefarmersmarket@gmail.com

Englewood from June 3rd to October 28th  Fridays 11-6  Corner of  N Van Brunt & Depot Square  tevans@cityofenglewood.org

Fort Lee from June 26th to November 20th  Sundays 8-2  Ft Lee Community Center 1355 Inwood Ter.  ftleefilm@gmail.com

Hasbrouck Heights from June 4th to Mid October  Tuesdays 12-6  Central Ave & The Boulevard  heightsflowershoppe@verizon.net

Paramus from June 15th to Oct 12th  Wednesdays 2-6:30  N Parking Lot of Petruska Park at 475 Farview Ave grm4161@aol.com

Ramsey from June through November on Sundays 9-2  Ramsey Main Street Train Station at W Main St & Erie Plaza  amorfeti@aol.com

Ridgewood from June 22nd to November 2nd  Sundays 9-3  At the West Side of the NJ Transit Train Station  info@ridgewoodchamber.com

River Vale from June 2nd through October 27th  Thursdays 12-6  406 Rivervale Rd across from the tennis courts wellness@rivervalenj.org  Call for colder months

Rutherford from June 15th to October 29th  Wednesdays 11-6  Park Ave at the Williams Center Plaza    office@downtownrutherfordnj.com 

Teaneck from June 2nd to October 27th  Thursdays 12-5  Beverly Road & Garrison Avenue   staff@cedarlane.net  home made pies

We had fresh food stands all over Bergen County years ago  because we had many small farms.  It wasn’t all that long ago.  Because land values are so high and profit margins so low, local farms have pretty much disappeared.  As a result, the only place to get fresh produce is at a farmer’s market.  You support small family farms by shopping at these markets.  It’s fun and you get to enjoy what you find there!

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