“A farmers market divided against itself cannot stand…”
-Abraham Lincoln (SOURCE: internet)
There was an uptown Hoboken Farmers Market, and there was a downtown Hoboken Farmers Market. But now the North and the South have merged to form a more perfect Union.
“Glory, Glory, Hallelujah…”
Beginning Tuesday, June 6, and running through Thanksgiving, Church Square Park will be the new destination for one-stop food shopping in Hoboken—with the new bigger, badder, bolder Hoboken Farmers Market, conveniently located near the basketball courts on Fifth and Garden Streets.
Since 1997 the Hoboken Farmers Market has continued to bring “Jersey Fresh” produce straight off the farm to consumers here in Hudson County. Fruits, vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes, sugarsnap peas, beets, carrots, lettuce, flowers, homemade jellies, jams and preserves, salsa, baked goods, meat, eggs and pickles—have all been on offer from vendors such as Circle Brook Farms, Union Hill Farms, Melick’s Town Farm, Lima Family Farms and Pickle-Licious, Dr. Pickle, Gina’s Bakery, JC Fish Stand, Naturalvert, Gourmet Fruits and Nuts, and Hoboken Farms.
“If you don’t get it locally, you just don’t get it,” says David Calamoneri, Co-founder of the Hoboken Farmers Market.
Stop by any Tuesday, June through November, from 2:00 to 8:00 at Church Square Park and pick up some fresh-from-the-farm produce for dinner or a scrumptious peach pie for the weekend barbecue.
***PRO TIP: BRING CASH. Hit the ATM on the way there, as most vendors aren’t prepared to accept plastic.***