Hoboken officials cut the ribbon for the Downtown Farmer’s Market grand opening yesterday, the third of its kind in the Mile Square City.
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The market will take place in the Southwest Resiliency Park on Observer Highway between Jackson Street and Harrison Street every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. until mid-November.
“I am excited to be celebrating the opening of the new farmers’ market in Southwest Hoboken. Access to fresh, locally sourced produce is not only a fundamental right but also an essential component of a healthy lifestyle,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“This farmers’ market will not only bring an abundance of nutritious fruits, vegetables, and baked goods to our residents but also foster a sense of community and connection. Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who worked with my administration to make this market a reality.”
The other two local farmers’ markets in partnership with the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition are in the midtown and uptown neighborhoods.
The Uptown Farmers’ Market occurs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through mid-December under the 14th Street Viaduct between Grand and Adams Streets and is sponsored by Bijou Properties.
The Hoboken Farmers’ Market or Church Square Park Farmers’ Market is the City’s longest-running farmer’s market, entering its 27th season this year.
The market will return to Garden Street at Church Square Park between 4th and 5th Streets every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting on June 6.
“I am thrilled that, with the support of our residents and in collaboration with the administration, Southwest Hoboken will have its own farmers’ market,” added 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos.
“The market represents a significant step forward in addressing food accessibility and promoting healthier lifestyles for our community and I thank Mayor Bhalla, his administration, and my Council colleagues for their support. I encourage all of my neighbors to mark their calendars and visit the market every Thursday to shop the local food and produce vendors.”
Participating vendors will vary by market, but vendors include Stony Hill Farms, Union Hill Farms, Melick’s Town Farm, Circle Brook Farms, Cotton Cattle, Hoboken Farms, Catch of the Hamptons, Willet’s Own Meats, Pampered Pug, Roger’s Seafood, Pickle Licious, Choc O Pain, Paolo’s Kitchen, Gourmet Dried Fruits and Nuts, and more.
Additionally, select vendors will accept SNAP benefits.