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New Jersey Fresh: Essex County Farmer’s Markets

From the Montclair Art Museum to the Prudential Center; from the Turtle Back Zoo to Eagle Rock Reservation, Essex County is an eclectic mix of entertainment, business and of course, good eats. From Portuguese to Italian, you’ll find myriad restaurant options throughout this northeast area of the garden state. Many of these local eateries source their vegetation, meats and dairy products from New Jersey farms hosted at daily Farmers Markets.


The Montclair Farmers Market (Montclair, NJ), held on Saturdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm, is more like an open air marketplace. Among the fruit and vegetable stands, weekly vendors hawk meat, fine cheese, honey, fresh fish, baked good, pickles and homemade jams. Located at the Walnut Street train station (corner of Greenwood and Walnut); the Montclair Farmers Market is now open through November 16. Make sure to check the Montclair Bread Co.’s weekly offerings (chocolate croissants!) and the sweet pickle chips at Picklelicious.

Nearby, the Nutley Farmers Market is open on Sundays from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Featuring a new vendor each week, look out for Amanda Bananas, Anita's Guacamole, Kingsland and Franklin Florals, Lola's Cookie Cottage and Tender Luvin' Cupcakes. Tuckered right in the center of town, the Nutley Farmers Market is located on Franklin Avenue and William Street (Lot 1). Upcoming events include a Hanger Recycling Day (July 21); the Biggest Tomato and Zucchini Contest and Ink Cartridge Recycling Day (August); Eco-fest and Food Fest (September) and a Halloween Costume Swap and Rigid Plastic Recycling Day (October). October 27 is the last day for this 2013 market.

No matter where you are located in Essex County, there is a Farmer’s Market every day of the week. Make sure to stop by and check out your local offerings!

Bloomfield Farmers Market (Bloomfield, NJ)
Location: Bloomfield Avenue at State Street
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Dates: July 11 to October 31
Hours of Operation: Thursdays from 1:00pm – 7:00pm

Roseland Farmers Market (Roseland, NJ)
Location: Corner of Roseland and Harrison Avenue
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Dates: June 14-Nov. 1
Hours of Operation: Friday from 12:00 pm to dusk

South Orange Village Center Alliance (South Orange)
Location: Sloan and First Street
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Dates: June 5-Oct. 30
Hours of Operation: Wednesdays from 2:00pm – 7:00pm

The Commons at Washington Park Farmers Market (Newark, NJ)
Location: Washington Street & James Street
Dates: June 26 to Oct. 31
Hours of Operation: Wednesday from 11:00am-7:00pm

West Orange Farmers Market (West Orange, NJ)
Location: Town Hall at 66 Main Street
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Dates:  June 28 to Oct. 25
Hours of Operation: Fridays from 12:00pm-6:00pm

Maplewood Farmers Market (Maplewood, NJ)
Location: Springfield Avenue at Indiana Street
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Dates: June 10 to Oct. 28th
Hours of Operation: Mondays from 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Common Greens Farmer's Market (Newark, NJ)
Location: PSE&G Plaza at 80 Park Place
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Dates: June 13 to Oct. 21
Hours of Operation: Thursdays from 11:00am – 3:00pm

Downtown Millburn Farmers Market (Millburn, NJ)
Location: Town Hall at Essex Street
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Dates: June 7 to October 25
Hours of Operation: Fridays from 8:00am-2:00pm

Father's Day Berries and Brews
Ort Farms - 10:00 AM Pick
Cattus Island Nature Walks
Cattus Island County Park - 2:00 PM Pick
State Fair Meadowlands
State Fair Meadowlands - various times Pick
Father's Day Train Rides - SOLD OUT
Whippany Railway Museum - various times Pick
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