Spring may be months away, but if you think 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 a great way to stock up on fresh foods during weekly shopping hauls or stroll around with the family on weekends. While you might not find the veggies and fruit you see in the summer, these markets hone in on food like meats, homemade soups, winter greens, locally made goodies like honey and chocolates, and artisan wares like alpaca socks. Read on for the best cold-weather farmers markets around the Garden State, and for more ideas on what to do this winter, check out our guide to everything you should put on your bucket list this season. (featured photo credit: West Windsor Community Farmers Market)
14 NJ winter Farmers markets to check out this season
West Windsor Community Farmers Market
1st and 3rd Saturday, December-April 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-April, 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
Bernardsville Farmers Market
Saturdays, January 7-March 25, from 10 AM-12 PM
At this 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 20, 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.
172 Alexander Street, 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 vast 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, local fish, fruit, and eggs.
2919 Route 206, Columbus, NJ 08022
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, Sundays from 9 AM-3 PM
This permanent market has been the center of local shopping since 1948. You’ll find 40 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 8-11
This market in the atrium is the place to pick up lots of treats. 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 12
Eat, drink, and shop at this special event, where you can find local artists, crafters, food, and drinks before Valentine’s Day.
Porta, 911 Kingsley St., Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Historic Jersey City Downtown Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, January 12-April 20, 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, Now-April 30, from 10 AM-1 PM (No market April 9)
Join 25+ vendors with food and artisan products. There is a market in the summer too.
Bloomfield Ave. parking lot, Denville, NJ 07834
The Greater Bridgeton Farmers Market
Thursday from 9 AM-7 PM, Saturday from 9 AM-4 PM
Shop for country meats, family furniture, home baking, deli, cheese, and so much more.
2 Cassidy Court, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Do you have a favorite winter farmers market in NJ? Let us know!
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