Spring may be months away, but if you think that going to a farmers market in NJ is only a warm-weather thing, we’re here to tell you it’s not—winter farmers markets are happening (and yes, due to COVID-19, most of them are outdoors). In 2022, this means that you can hit one during the week for your weekly shopping hauls or make it a family affair on the weekends. From spots that feature meats, produce, and locally made goodies like honey and chocolates, these are the best cold-weather farmers markets around the Garden State.
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Check Out These 17 NJ Winter Farmers Markets
West Windsor Community Farmers Market
Every other Saturday, January 8-April 16 at 10 AM
Meander through this open-air market to find winter produce, grocery staples, specialty foods, gifts, and much more.
Upper Vaughn Lot at Princeton Junction Train Station (Entrance at 877 Alexander Road) Princeton, NJ 08540
Winter Market by Grow It Green Morristown
Sundays, Now-March 27 from 9:30 AM-1 PM
This Sunday morning market is a partnership with Grow It Green Morristown. Each week, you’ll find a revolving list of local vendors who offer a great assortment of cheeses, produce prepared foods, and baked goods.
Convent Train Station, Convent Road, Morris Township, NJ 07960
Hunterdon Land Trust’s Winter Farmers Market
First and Third Sunday of the month, Now-early May from 11 AM-1 PM
This popular market has picked up many great vendors, including AquaSprouts Farm, an aquaponics farm with lettuce and kale, and Catalina Empanada. There are also local coffee roasters, artisan bread, and seasonal produce.
111 Mine St, Flemington, NJ 08822
Bernardsville Farmers Market
Saturdays, January 8-March 26 from 10 AM-12 PM
At this third annual outdoor Winter Market, you’ll find vendors with homemade bakery goods, soup, nuts, coffee, and produce, many of which are also at the popular summer one.
Route 202 and Claremont Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Princeton Farmers Market
Thursdays, Now-April 28 from 10 AM-2 PM
This market offers the best of local, including seasonal organic produce, free-range beef, poultry, pork, eggs, pickles, baked goods, and more.
46-80 Franklin Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542
Montclair Farmers Market
Every Saturday, December-May from 8 AM-1 PM
One of the first towns to host a farmers market in the Garden State, this market is year-round, but hours are less in the winter. You’ll find treats like baked goods, micro-greens, meatless meals and herbs, spices, soups, and many other locally-made specialty items.
Walnut Street Train Station, 86 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ramsey Farmers Market
Sundays, Now-April from 10 AM-1 PM
This outdoor market boasts a variety of specialty food purveyors—check out the Greek specialties, sea salt, kimchi, fermented veggies, and more on the alternating schedule. There are also many non-food vendors, including alpaca and llama wear, skincare, and knife sharpening services.
Main Street Train Station, Ramsey, NJ 07446
Columbus Farmers Market Complex
Days and hours vary for each market
There’s more than produce at this huge market—it’s filled with retail shops, like antique stores, a garden center, an Amish market, and a flea market. Head to the produce area to find veggies, and local fish, fruit, and eggs.
2919 Route 206, Columbus, NJ 08022
Friday-Sunday, Hours vary depending on the vendor
This isn’t your typical farmers’ market—besides buying the usual local produce, you can have a meal here (there’s a cafe and eat-in food stands) and enjoy the river views. Pop-up vendors are available, offering the best from area makers.
19 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ 08559
Stangl Factory Market
Saturdays from 9 AM-3 PM
Housed in the original Stangl pottery factory, this unique atmosphere makes it fun to browse through purveyors with locally-sourced vegetables, grass-fed meats, bread, cheeses, pastured eggs, specialty prepared foods, and desserts. The market also has many beautiful artisan goods, including handmade baskets, turned wood, soaps and bath products, and handspun yarn.
Mine Street & Stangl Road, Flemington NJ 08822
Trenton Farmers Market
Thursday-Saturday from 9 AM-6 PM
This permanent market has been the center of local shopping since 1948. You’ll find 40 different businesses highlighting local fresh produce, Amish baked goods, fresh meat and seafood, candy, snacks, and much more.
960 Spruce Street, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
Bell Works Fresh Farmers & Makers Market
Valentine’s Day Pop-Up, February 9 and 12
This market in the atrium is the place to pick up lots of fresh veggies, fruits, and meats, as well as yummy treats like waffles made on-site. Don’t miss the non-food stuff from wellness practitioners, crafters, and artists.
Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Asbury Park Porta Winter Market
Valentine’s Day Pop-Up, February 6
Eat, drink, and shop at this special event, where you can find local farmers and food purveyors as well as makers, including artists, crafters, and wellness providers.
Porta, 911 Kingsley St., Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Paterson Farmers Market
Open 365 Days a Year
Along the old Erie railroad line, you can find a farmers market that has been open since 1932. This market is full of goodies, and it recently had a $2.14 million renovation.
280 E. Railroad Ave., Paterson, NJ 07503
Historic Jersey City Downtown Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, January 15-April 21 from 4 PM-6 PM
Get off the PATH Train Station or Grove Street bus stop and wander into a winter farmers’ market full of goodies and treats. Find pie, produce, cookies, flowers, and more.
Grove Street PATH Plaza, (Newark Ave. and Grove Street) Jersey City, NJ 07302
Denville Farmers’ Market
Sundays, December 5-April 24 from 10 AM-1 PM (No market April 27)
Join 25+ vendors with food and artisan products. There is a market in the summer too.
Bloomfield Ave. parking lot, Denville, NJ 07834
Winter Nomad Tailgate
Saturday Pickup, Now-April 23
Artisans, foragers, and farmers will supply their goods biweekly through the winter. Place orders on Thursday before the Saturday pickup.
89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ 07871