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.
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 [email protected]
Englewood from June 3rd to October 28th Fridays 11-6 Corner of N Van Brunt & Depot Square [email protected]
Fort Lee from June 26th to November 20th Sundays 8-2 Ft Lee Community Center 1355 Inwood Ter. [email protected]
Hasbrouck Heights from June 4th to Mid October Tuesdays 12-6 Central Ave & The Boulevard [email protected]
Paramus from June 15th to Oct 12th Wednesdays 2-6:30 N Parking Lot of Petruska Park at 475 Farview Ave [email protected]
Ramsey from June through November on Sundays 9-2 Ramsey Main Street Train Station at W Main St & Erie Plaza [email protected]
Ridgewood from June 22nd to November 2nd Sundays 9-3 At the West Side of the NJ Transit Train Station [email protected]
River Vale from June 2nd through October 27th Thursdays 12-6 406 Rivervale Rd across from the tennis courts [email protected] Call for colder months
Rutherford from June 15th to October 29th Wednesdays 11-6 Park Ave at the Williams Center Plaza [email protected]
Teaneck from June 2nd to October 27th Thursdays 12-5 Beverly Road & Garrison Avenue [email protected]
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!