June 2, 2023

City of Hoboken opens farmers’ market in southwest neighborhood

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Councilman Ruben Ramos officially cut the ribbon on the City’s new Downtown Farmer’s Market on Thursday, June 1. The market is the City’s third farmer’s market which will provide fresh produce, baked goods, and more to the southwest neighborhood.  

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,” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “Access to fresh, locally sourced produce is not only a fundamental right but also an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. 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."  

“I am thrilled that, with the support of our residents and in collaboration with the administration, Southwest Hoboken will have its own farmers’ market,” said 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos. “The market represents a significant step forward in addressing food accessibility and promoting healthier lifestyle 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.”

Hoboken offers two other farmers’ markets in partnership with the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition, in midtown and uptown Hoboken.

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. It 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 Fourth Street and Fifth Street every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting on June 6.

All markets will offer nutritious fruits, vegetables, and other local products. 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.  

Select vendors will accept SNAP benefits.

The Downtown Farmers’ Market will be every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Southwest Resiliency Park until mid-November.