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Farmer’s Market Opening in Jersey City

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Farmer’s Market Opening in Jersey City

The weather is warming up and Farmer’s Market season is officially here. We all want to step out and get some fresh air and want to buy fresh food and produce. Luckily, multiple Farmer’s Markets will be opening up for the season around Jersey City but with proper social distancing guidelines.

Mayor Fulop announced: ‘Step by step we’ll move forward. Next week we’ll start to open our 9 Farmers’ Markets throughout #JerseyCity – we will take precautions, more space between vendors, masks required, rules in place BUT we have to trust residents to make good decisions. We’ll offer each market tool to manage costs, provide sanitation station + food for ppl in need at the end of the market day which will help both farmers + struggling families. We’ll discourage multiple family members, prepared foods + music to focus on essentials at this time. We need to slowly move forward.’

HDSID Farmer’s Market 

Farmer's Market Opening in Jersey City

The HDSID Farmers Market will be opening on May 11th from 4-8 pm! In light of the current situation concerning COVID-19, they have implemented certain guidelines that businesses should follow to prevent the spread of this virus. The HDSID and our Market Manager, have been in constant contact with Jersey City Health Officials and will proceed with the season but will implement new procedures to ensure a successful Market for our visitors and vendors alike.

The Farmer’s Market location will remain at the Grove PATH Plaza but will also include the “first green” area of the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall. This is to ensure that all vendors are at least 6 feet away from each other and not in close quarters. This will allow visitors and vendors alike to maintain appropriate social distances. Signs promoting and reminding visitors and vendors alike to please maintain 6 feet apart will be spread throughout the Plaza and Mall area. They will also have caution tape and signs on the ground promoting social distancing. There will be a reduced number of vendors that will be taking precautions.

They have also have introduced other ways to shop online and pick up groceries. This way shoppers can enjoy local produce and support local businesses without having to spend too much time in the area. Click here to view all the farm’s profiles and shop directly.

Paulus Hook Farmers Market

Farmer's Market Opening in Jersey City

The Paulus Hook market will be the first to open on May 9th. Customers will not be allowed to pick their own produce but can give their verbal shopping list to market staff to pick out or use the market’s pre-order service for easier pickup before 10 am. They will bring your groceries to you at the end of Washington Street by the Korean War memorial on Saturdays from 10 am-1 pm. Only one person per pick up is allowed. Make sure to change your pick up location when ordering to Paulus Hook. They will, of course, have social distancing in full effect as well as masks, and gloves will be worn at all times.

Journal Square Green Market

Farmer's Market Opening in Jersey City

The Journal Square Green Market 2020 is proud to return again, bigger and better than ever to Journal Square Plaza! They operate every Wednesday and Friday from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm starting May 27th. They are across from the historic Jersey Lowes Theatre next to the PATH station. They will also be taking full precautions and following guidelines. Customers have to wear masks and are not allowed to touch the food. The vendors will select it for them. They are also not allowing pets. More information here. 

Hoboken Farmer’s Market 

The Hoboken Farmer’s Market in Church Square Park will be returning this year on June 2nd. The vendors and staff have agreed to additional social distancing regulations including increasing the space between each vendor by operating on both sides of the block, a requirement of all staff, vendors, and customers to wear glove[s] and face masks, and each side of the street operating in one direction with pedestrian traffic.

Hamilton Park Farmer’s Market

The Farmers’ Market starts on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 and runs weekly through the fall.  The hours will be from 5 PM to 7 PM.  The market will be a pre-purchase pick-up point only to begin with.  If it runs smoothly, the HPNA will be able to segue, at a later date, into a purchase market, such as Grove Street. Because of the new safety concerns, the market will be limited to farm only products, no food trucks or prepared foods are allowed.  Two farmers will participate, Stony Hill Farms and Dutch Hill Farm. Click on their names to be taken to their respective stores for pre-ordering and purchasing.

Van Vorst Park Farmer’s Market

Van Vorst Farmers Market is back. The farmers market this Saturday 5/23, 8am-2pm. Please follow the rules below so we can keep it safe for all. 1. Face coverings must be worn to enter the market. 2. No dogs allowed in the market. 3. Maximum of two family members in line. 4. Enter mid-York St, exit to Montgomery. No entry from Montgomery. 5. No access to the park from the market, and no access from the park into the market. 6. Customers may not touch food products. 7. No hand to hand contact. 8. Must keep 6’ from other customers and vendors. 9. Please move as quickly as possible through the market.

Garden Street Farmer’s Market in Hoboken

The Garden Street Farmers’ Market will be opening May 30th. They had previously announced that it would be closing for the 2020 season but they will be back at a new location and with some social distancing measures in place. All staff, vendors, and customers will be required to wear gloves and masks and customers will have to shop in one direction {one entry and exit point}. All staff, vendors, and customers will have to social distance at least six feet at all times as well.

Riverview Farmer’s Market

After quite a bit of back and forth, it’s confirmed that Riverview Farmer’s Market will continue to be at Riverview-Fisk Park with a few adjustments and will be back on May 31st. The market will be between Ogden & Palisade (New Location) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m with social distancing guidelines in place.

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