Community Compost Company Jersey City

Community Compost Company Jersey City: Compost! Building a Better Future

Andrea Rodriguez/ Community Compost Company

Over the past three years, Community Compost Company has serviced residents and local businesses in Jersey City, diverting nearly 57,000 LBS of food waste from landfills. Composting is another form of recycling in which food scraps are separated from the rest of our waste and combined with other materials (such as leaves, wood chips and manure) that will decompose, with the proper moisture levels and aeration, into an amendment that can be added to the soil to rebuild health and structure.

In honor of International Compost Awareness Week, we are here to share just how beneficial composting an apple core, banana peel, and every other food scrap is, to you, your family and the Jersey City Community.

Grow healthy plants and food

Compost helps your local farmers and gardeners maintain high quality soil, reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides. It supplies nutrients to enrich soil, which is necessary for healthy plant growth. So the peppers and cucumbers you buy at JC’s farmers markets, are great reasons to start composting.

Improves air and water quality

Many don’t realize that garbage from Jersey City is transported to a landfill in West Virginia. By removing and processing organic materials locally, we’re reducing the emissions associated with transporting, and in the process, improving the air quality and public health in our city. Compost also retains water, which reduces watering needs and prevents erosion and flooding.

Reduce food waste

Each family member tosses about 300 LBS of food every year. A family of four loses $1,500 a year on wasted food, and throughout the US, 40% of all food grown and produced ends up in the garbage. As you separate food scraps from the rest of your trash, you are much more aware of how much food you throw away. This allows you to change your shopping habits and save money by only buying what you need.

Develop new green jobs to improve the local economy

Community Compost Company has employees who live and work in Jersey City!

Protect the environment

Organic materials (comprised of food scraps, yard trimmings, wood waste, and paper products) are the largest components of solid “waste” ending up in landfills. Once there, these materials are forced to decompose without oxygen, which creates methane, a potent greenhouse gas. By diverting organic material from the waste stream, we help families cut their carbon footprint.

These are just a few of the many benefits of recycling your food scraps and using compost. New customers can sign up to receive their first month free with promo

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The Best 10 Farmers Markets In Jersey City

A Glance into Jersey City Farmers’ Markets: The Best 10 Farmers Markets In Jersey City

 It’s that time of year when we get to enjoy visiting, purchasing, and enjoying fresh local fruits, vegetables and treats from the best 10 farmers markets in Jersey City.

Here’s some of the benefits of eating local:

  • Support local businesses
  • Eat healthier
  • Environmentally friendly
  • More economical
  • Better tasting
  • Enjoy preparing food and cooking at home together
  • Introduce children to farmers, plant life cycle, where food comes from, preserving food, and more!

You’ll be amazed at what you discover as you visit the best 10 farmers markets in Jersey City this summer.

We all know it’s great to eat healthy and after you enjoy selecting all your fresh product, stop in and enjoy any of these vegan and vegetarian restaurants, or one of the several kid-friendly restaurants in the area.

There’s so many delicious vegan and vegetarian foods that can be made with selections from the local farmer’s markets. If you’re a meat lover, adding this fresh produce to your meal will make every meal taste even better.

Farmer’s Markets also have a lot more than locally grown fruits and vegetables. Many farmer’s markets offer fresh baked goods and all sorts of treats.

The Best 10 Farmers’ Markets In Jersey City 2019

As you enjoy visiting Farmer’s Markets each week this season, here’s some stroller friendly restaurants you can stop in and enjoy a meal. If your little ones are already out of strollers and you don’t need to worry about squeezing a stroller in somewhere, here’s some more places that are super kid friendly and have great food!

1. Hamilton Park Farmers Market

The Best 10 Farmers Markets In Jersey City

Where? 8th Street at Jersey Avenue
When? May 1st – December 18th, Wednesdays 3-7:30 pm
What to get? Fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, healthy prepared food, pizza
As you enjoy shopping at Hamilton Park Farmers Market, you’ll occasionally get to enjoy Live Music too! Stay updated by visiting the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association’s website.

2. Van Vorst Farmers Market

 

Where? At Van Vorst Park, Montgomery and Jersey Ave.
When? April 27th – December 7th, Saturdays 8 am – 3:30 pm
What to get? Fresh fruits, vegetables, coffee, knife sharpening, cheeses, skin care and more.

3. Riverview Farmer’s Market

The Best 10 Farmers Markets In Jersey City

Where? 498 Palisade Ave Jersey City NJ 07307 at Riverview Park in The Heights
When? May 5th – November 17th, 2019, Sundays 10 am – 3 pm
What to get? Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, grass-fed beef, pastured chicken and pork, free-range eggs, cheese, dairy, fresh baked goods, candles, home goods, food vendors, carts and trucks.
Enjoy shopping, eating and listening to live music as you support local farmers and artisans. Embrace the beautiful NY-NJ skyline views while shopping fresh vegetables and fruits from May-November 2019.

 

4. Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market

Where? Grove St Path Plaza (Newark Ave & Grove St)
When? April 29th – December 23rd 2019, Mondays and Thursdays 4-8 pm
What to get? Fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh baked goods, and tasty treats.
Find more information here.
Contact: 201.547.3554

5. Paulus Hook Farmer’s Market

Where? Washington Street South Of Dudley Street
When? April 27th – December 21st, 2019, Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm
What to get? Fresh vegetables and produce, fresh baked goods.

Enjoy the views of Manhattan while shopping fresh produce and maybe some delicious pie! Stay updated by visiting the Historic Paulus Hook Association’s website.

6. Arlington Park Farmer’s Market 

Where? Ocean Avenue & Arlington Avenue
When? July 13th – October 26th, Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm
What to get? Fresh produce, baked goodies, and sweet treats

Stay updated by visiting their Facebook Page.

7. Garden Street Farmers Market

The Best 10 Farmers Markets In Jersey City
Where? Garden Street Mews at 14th and Garden St, Hoboken, NJ
When? June – December 2019, Saturdays 9 am -2 pm
What to get? Fresh fruits, vegetables, olives, pickles, breads, cheese, fish, meats, sweets-pies-donuts, gluten-free baked goods, flowers, prepared foods, hummus, fresh squeezed lemonade, pressed juices and more!

8. Journal Square Green Market

The Best 10 Farmers Markets In Jersey City

Where? 9 Path Plaza, Jersey City NJ
Journal Square Path Plaza; Kennedy Boulevard between Pavonia & Sip Avenues
When?  May 1st – December 20th, 2019, Wednesdays and Fridays 2-8 pm
What to get?  Fresh fruits and vegetables and other delicious goods.
Contact: 551.227.7414
The Journal Square Green Market began over two decades ago. Their mission is to bring fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s fields to your table.

9. Leonard Gordon Farm Stand (one stall seasonal produce)

Where? JFK Boulevard & Manhattan Avenue
When? June – November 2019, Saturdays 8 am – 3 pm
What to get? Fresh produce, baked goodies and prepared jams/preserves

10. Westside Community Alliance Farmer’s Market At Lincoln Park

Where? At Lincoln Park
When? June 16th – October 27th 2019, Sundays 10 am – 3 pm
What to get? Fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs, plants, baked goods, ready to eat food and other items.

Since 2014, the Farmers Market at Lincoln Park has brought food and fun to the West Side Community in Jersey City.

Summer 2019 Farmers Markets

If you know of any Farmers Markets that should be included in the best 10 farmers markets in Jersey City for 2019, please let us know at [email protected]

After some fun time selecting favorites, give the kids and dog something to do after strolling the farmer’s markets, stop by your favorite park to have lunch and play.

We hope you have a great time visiting the Best 10 Farmers Markets in Jersey City during summer 2019. Your time in the kitchen is sure to be a lot more enjoyable with the fresh selection of fruits and vegetables you take home from the Farmer’s Market this year. Your body will thank you for it too as a lot of this locally grown food is grown with safer and more sustainable methods.

Eating locally sourced food is not only environmentally friendly, helping to further reduce our carbon footprint, it also helps support local businesses.  If you want to use the fresh produce to create lunch for your little ones, check our list of tips

 

The Best 10 Farmers Markets In Jersey City