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What's The Best Farmers Market In North Jersey?

We named a bunch. Tell us what we missed.

What's your favorite farmers market in North Jersey?

Washington Township Farmers Market

  • When: Sundays, mid-June to September
  • Where: , 79 Pascack Road
  • Why Go: This farmers market includes Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, pies, pastries, pasta, sauces, cheeses, pickles, pickled vegetables, fudge, baklava, plants, flowers and more.

Fort Lee Farmers Market

  • When: Sundays, June to November
  • Where: Community Center off Anderson Avenue
  • Why Go: Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisanal breads and cheeses, pickles, plants, pies and more.

  • When: Late June through September
  • Where: Petruska Memorial Park's North Parking Lot
  • Why go: Jersey fresh fruits and vegetables, bakery and breads, homemade pasta and sauces, handmade mozzerella, Italian sausages, pickles and olives, jellies and james, kielbasa, pierogies and bratwurst, and a dog bakery.

Emerson Farmers Market

  • When: Sundays, late June to November
  • Where: Emerson train station on Kinderkermack Road
  • Why Go: The Orchards of Conklin from Rockland County is here and aside from their freshly grown fruit, they bring their freshly baked pies and donuts. There are additional farm stands with a large selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, including white carrots, which are sweeter than the orange ones, and freshly picked mushrooms. There’s pickles, freshly made mozzarella and artisanal breads.

Ramsey Farmers Market

  • When: Sundays, early-June to November
  • Where: Ramsey Train Station, Erie Plaza off Main Street
  • Why Go: Fresh fish from Hampton Bays, organic fruits and vegetables, Orchards of Conklin, fresh cut flowers, Dr. Pickles, organic teas and coffees, homespun chili, Ventimiglia Vineyards, quiches, gluten-free bakery items, goat milk cheeses, artisan breads, jams, fresh pies, fresh pastas, honey and so much more!

 Ridgewood Farmers Market

  • When: Sundays, late June to November
  • Where: Ridgewood Train Station
  • Why Go: There’s a fresh honey stand for honey lovers, homemade jams, fresh breads and pies, pickles and of course, a huge selection of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as a large selection of fresh herbs. 

 Tenafly Farmers Market

  • When: Sundays, now through October
  • Where: Parking lot at the corner of Tenafly Road and Washington Street
  • Why Go: Large selection of organic fruits, vegetables and an organic bread stand. In addition to the organic stands, there are two large vegetable stands, a plant/flower stand, freshly made goat’s milk cheeses, a featured artist and a kids’ art table.

Hasbrouck Heights Farmers Market

  • When: Tuesdays, mid-June through September 
  • Where: Corner of Boulevard and Central Avenue
  • Why Go: There are two farm stands offering fruits and vegetables, an organic bakery, pickles, mozzarella, breads, fresh ravioli and a stand that sells organic handmade soap.

 Haworth Farmers Market

  • When: Tuesdays early-June to November
  • Where: Terrace Street Parking lot
  • Why Go: Farm fresh fruits, vegetables, pickles, olives, breads, cheeses and more.

 Rutherford Farmers Market

  • When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, June through October
  • Where: Williams Plaza
  • Why Go: The Wednesday market features Jersey Fresh produce from two New Jersey Farms, Amish baked goods, pickles, frozen seafood and pasta, dried fruits and nuts and an assortment of other products. The Saturday market only features New Jersey Fresh farm produce. 

 River Vale Farmers Market

  • When: Thursdays late-June through October
  • Where: River Vale Town Hall Complex, 406 Rivervale Road, in the parking lot next to the tennis courts
  • Why Go: It has a lot of  vendors, including two fresh fruit and vegetable stands, one of which is Stokes Farm from Old Tappan; a handmade wine stand—with tastings! (If you like wine—try theirs!); a stand that offers handmade sodas and coffees; a stand with fresh handmade pasta sauces and pizzas; fresh Italian ice stand; a pickles stand; an Amish stand with all the amazing homemade pies, pastries and jams and a fresh mozzarella and bread stand. 

Teaneck Farmers Market

  • When: Thursdays, mid June through October
  • Where: Municipal parking lot off Cedar Lane, Garrison Avenue and Beverly Road, in back of the Wells Fargo Bank (across from Bischoff’s)
  • Why Go: There’s two farm stands, but one of them is Amish, and you have never seen such enormous vegetables or a stand so perfectly arranged with endless offerings. And don’t forget to take home some Amish baked goods like whoopee pies, snickerdoodles or jams. There’s also a mozzarella and bread stand and a pickle stand. 

Englewood Farmers Market

  • When: Fridays, mid-June through October
  • Where: Depot Square off North Van Brunt Street
  • Why Go: Stands with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, an Amish stand with homemade baked goods, a mozzarella and bread stand and pickles.

Dumont Farmers Market

  • When: Now through October
  • Where: Sorosis Park, Park Ave. & W. Quackenbush Ave., Dumont
  • Why go: Homegrown fruits and vegetables, meats, ravioli, fresh mozzarella, Brooklyn Breads and sweets.

Hawthorne Farmers Market

  • When: Sundays, late June through October
  • Where: Grand ave. between Jefferson Place & McKinley Ave. (behind the library)
  • Why go: Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meats, cheeses and nuts.

Ringwood Farmers Market

  • When: Saturdays, late May through October
  • Where: Ringwood Park & Ride, Cannici Drive at Skyline Drive
  • Why go: Locally grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, meats, Italian specialties, soup, locally roasted coffee, olives, artisan breads, cider, donuts, pulled pork and barbecue rubs, hummus, pierogies and kielbasa.

West Milford Farmers Market

  • When: Wednesdays, mid-June through October
  • Where: Wells Fargo Bank Parking Lot, 1 Marshall Hill Road
  • Why go: Fruits, vegetables, baked goods, pickles, herbs and vegetables, plants, meats, eggs, jams and jellies and Italian foods.

Hoboken Farmers Market

  • When: Tuesdays, late June to November
  • Where: Washington Street between Newark St. and Observer Highway
  • Why go: Variety of fruits and vegetables, baked goods and pickles

Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market

  • When: Thursdays, early June through October
  • Where: Hudson Street between 13th and 14th Streets
  • Why go: Variety of fruits and vegetables, baked goods and pickles
Nose Wayne May 15, 2012 at 02:31 PM
John,Heard alot about Abma's,Past the farm one day on the train.It's HUGE!
Josie May 15, 2012 at 02:32 PM
I'm torn ... I have 2 favorites. RiverVale on Thursdays is my first love for the amazing selection of heirloom tomatoes but Ramsey is coming up fast on the number 1 spot.
tk _njwayne May 15, 2012 at 05:26 PM
you left Riverdale off the list...every tuesday starting in June, hamburg turnpike across from appelt park........they have my vote..........
Wayne's World May 15, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Farms View on Black Oak Ridge is the best farm around. Wayne doesn't need anything else. In a sad story, looks like DePiero's farm, one of the last surviving in Bergen County, is selling out to make room for a Super Wegman's. What a shame. Thank God for Farms View!
Nose Wayne May 15, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Wayne,Was there on Mothers Day.Place was PACKED! Flowers,vegtables,eggs,juices, Wayne's LAST REMAINING WORKING FARM! Hope they don't get bought out?
George May 15, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I like Demarest Farm in Hillsdale, and Stokes Farm in Old Tappan. Not many real working farms left - they are treasures! Sorry to see that DePiero's is selling out. Support the few real local farms that we have left.
Rex miatke May 15, 2012 at 08:18 PM
I agree. Abma's farm market is tops in my book. Besides the home grown produce they have the best pies also.
Hank May 15, 2012 at 10:41 PM
I am sorry to see DePiero's selling out also..... on the other hand....it is a Wegmans....and a super Wegman's to boot.
William Mays May 15, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I don't think that DePiero's is selling out. I read somewhere that they were selling a large amount of their farmland, nothing about the market itself.
Marcia Ringel May 16, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Ramsey kept its farmer's market going all winter on Sundays in a school gym and it was fabulous. There's a hiatus before they reopen at the train station. Midland Park had a farmer's market for the past two summers.
Pete Malvasi May 16, 2012 at 11:40 AM
I agree with Paterson Farmers market - also a great cultural experience but be prepared for unfiltered, downscale non fancy truly ethnic atmosphere - so not for the fussy or intolerant ... seriously. Great place - careful on hot summer days as the odors can be pungent -- as a professionally trained chef I still go here a great deal. ABMA s is my regular go-to all year, but in growing season fantastic. Not all the produce is grown here however - but what they sell they know the sources and in summer many, if not most, are other NJ farms.
Jodi Crandell May 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM
DePiero's latest North Jersey farm to buckle under rising costs; expected to make way for Wegmans -. www.northjersey.com
you know May 16, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Ridgewood has the best wet mozzarella, they make it right there. Warm with a fresh tomatoe, fresh bread and some freh olives, unbelievable.
Rose Boniello May 16, 2012 at 03:09 PM
I vote for the Ridgewood Market -- it is smaller than some others but what they have is the absolute best! I went to Ramsey last summer and thought it was fun, but their mozzarella is not made on a truck right there as I order it! Ridgewood mozz is the BEST -- no contest. Ramsey was bigger but I didn't think there was anything there worth the trip from Ridgewood. And I am sure they feel the same way! It is just great that there are so many small local Farmers Markets in this area! I don't bother growing basil because it is so amazing at the Market!
Pete Malvasi May 16, 2012 at 04:53 PM
In Europe the support local farmers movement has a marketing slogan: eat the scenery. Just think when you pass Abmas Farm or view It on Google Maps all that land built up with condos. Scary but true. And then we'll be buying apples and Luttice grown in China devised by mad scientists.
Hank May 16, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Bringing goods to a farmers market is not cheap btw. Ramsey and Suffern require "farmers market liability insurance" which costs between five and six hundred dollars per year. There was a fish guy from Rhode Island at the Ramsey market he had "Rhode Island Clam Chowder" very expensive but................it was the best clam chowder....sorry I am getting all choked up......so good....
Marcia Ringel May 16, 2012 at 06:43 PM
I have been to the Ramsey market only in the winter, but even its limited offerings made the Ridgewood one look like a lemonade stand. I bought incredible organic vegetables, organic herbs and spices, free-range chicken, fantastically fresh duck and chicken eggs, to-die-for homemade ravioli with a great variety of usual and unusual fillings (plus super sauce), and found wonderful gifts: beautiful handmade wool items from an alpaca farm, healthy dog treats in many flavors, toffee that was selected for gift bags at Sundance, soap pretty enough to frame, amazing cheese and fresh milk, cream, and ice cream from a dairy...even had knives sharpened on the spot. Learning from the email announcements what would be available each Sunday became a highlight of the week. Can't wait until the market reopens next month at the train station.
Pete Malvasi May 16, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Agree ramsey has a bigger selection. I personally don't care for the carnival feel of it however with miscellaneous vendors there aside from the farms.
Pete Malvasi May 16, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Interesting side affect of farmers markers per one of the notes above - some of us now dont bother with growing our own basil, parsley etc. I still grow many others since I use them all the time. Tomatoes no - farmers markets can't be beat for price vs effort at home.
Sophie's Choice May 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM
I've been going to the one in River Vale for a long time now. I meet a friend of mine who comes in from Ridgewood and we have lunch and then we shop the market. We both like this one. The vendors are really nice and it has an amazing variety. This gets my vote--and has for years!
Paul Sharpe May 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I am the pickle guy at the River Vale market. I have the most pickles out of all the pickle people. Right now we make 23 different kinds of pickles. The new ones for this year are Bacon flavored pickle and a Kiwi and mango pickle and many more. To many to list that is why River vale has the best market. Check us out on Face book or the web site for more information. Paul's Gourmet Foods LLC
Rica DeAngelis May 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM
LOVE those pickles Paul!!!!
William Mays May 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM
The one in Fort Lee sucks, I can tell you that. Theres like two stands. If you want to support farms, go to Whole Foods or some other store that buys their food from local farmers.
Natalie montelbano May 17, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Hasbrouck Heights has a good market on Tuesday's. Paramus (my hometown) will have its first farmers market starting June. Looking forward to that!!
Abma's Farm May 17, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Thank's John & Rex for mentioning us. Not sure why we didn't make Patch's list of Farmer's Markets. We grow 95 different varieties of produce all summer long! We are already picking strawberries, spring salad mix, baby lettuce, bibb, radishes and arrugula!
Abma's Farm May 17, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Wayne, please stop by and visit! We have 30+ acres in Wyckoff the family has been farming for 4 generations. We grow 95 varieties of produce, raise chickens for meat and eggs, and also raise pigs. We are open M-F 8 to 6 and Sat 8 to 5:30. Closed Sundays.
maryanne May 17, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Montclair is also very good.
Phone Zoo Girl May 17, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I go to the one in River Vale.
RiverDellResident July 01, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Washington Township weekend market is no more, it merged with the new Paramus market.
jim matarazzo October 28, 2012 at 03:46 AM
i have been doing farmer markets for 30 years 7 days a week nothing comes close to ramsey. the numerous venders wide variety and the careful way nancy channels the different events. make the market a place to be on a sunday. summit held the title for a number of years followed by montclair. ramsey is second to none. other market managers come to feed off nancys success

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