Warm weather is here and with it comes New Jersey and New York’s spring bounties. Find locally sourced produce at farmers markets, the farms that grow and sell or hubs which carry local, seasonal produce.
Here are some local favorites:
Demarest Farms grows a variety of fruits and vegetables and locally sources what it doesn’t. For hubcap-sized potato pancakes, fresh donuts or their Thursday night all-you-can-eat BBQs (chicken, ribs, burgers, hot dogs, corn, salad and watermelon slices) with live music. The farm also offers hayrides and peach picking from their own orchard, which begins in Mid-July.
When: Mon-Sun, 8AM-7PM
Where: 244 Wierimus RD, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Piermont farmers market, with a beautiful view of the Hudson River in quaint Piermont, offers specialty items such as pickles, sauces, chocolate, spreads, frozen soups and chutneys along with NY, NJ and CT sourced fruits, vegetables, meat, beverages, seafood, dairy products. Notable vendors include: Dr. Pickle, Bread Alone, Migliorelli Farm, Valley Shepherd Creamery, Bombay Emerald Chutney Co., Eden Farms Greenhouse, John D Madura Farms, Kontoulis Family Olive Oil, Meredith’s Bread, Naturally Sweet Desserts,Rockland Farm Alliance and Tierra Farm.
When: Sundays, 9:30AM – 3PM, 05/26 – 11/24
Where: M & T Bank Parking Lot Piermont Ave & Ash St, Piermont, NY
Nyack farmers market is one of the oldest tri-state farmers markets and attracts almost 1,000 people every Thursday. The market offers organic produce, handmade cheese made from sheep’s milk, local wines and ciders, homemade marshmallows, hot sauce and BBQ sauce and various types of soap, oil, and wax sets. Some of the weekly vendors include: DOC Pickles, Taliaferro Farms, Valley Shepherd, Warwick Valley Winery and fabulous pies, muffins and cookies from The Pie Lady and Son.
When: Thursdays, 8 AM- 2 PM,
Where: 119 Main Street, Nyack, NY
Stokes farmers market is a 6th generation family farm with the freshest veggies and herbs (Hydroponic lettuce, Swiss chard, kale, greenhouse tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, garlic, spring onions). Shoppers can purchase herb and bedding plants, hanging baskets and vegetable plants.
When: July 3rd – October 26th, Tues & Fri, 11AM– 6PM
Where: 23 Dewolf Rd, Old Tappan, NJ
D’Amico Flower Farm market was established in 1987 and has a variety of lettuce, cucumbers, red and green peppers and locally sold mozzarella. D’Amico supplies their produce from farms in the lower Hudson valley and South Jersey. The market also carries McCutcheon’s preserves and locally sourced organic eggs. Owner John D’Amico carries either lightly or non-sprayed produce only.
When: Sunday 8:30 AM- 6 PM, Mon – Sat 8:30 am- 6:30 pm
Where: 460 Demarest Avenue, Closter, NJ