Where To Find Local Farmer’s Markets

Photo by Chris Lundy

OCEAN COUNTY – With summer in full swing and the warm weather here, you can expect to see farmer’s markets cropping up all around the county.

Starting at the southern end, there are a variety of farmer’s markets located in the southern Ocean County region, including one during nights in Surf City Township, now until August 27 from 4-7 p.m. You can find this market at 713 Long Beach Blvd. For more information, call 609-494-6127.

The Barnegat Township market takes place every Thursday from now until October 26, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This market is rain or shine. Here you can find Jersey Farmers with fresh home grown seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, flowers, featured breads, cheeses, pasta. For more information on Barnegat’s farmer’s market, call Jeanne at 609-698-0080 ext. 122.

Also, in Lacey Township, their annual farmer’s market runs from now until October 5 on Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. There will also be a special holiday market held on November 19. This market is held at 203 Lacey Rd. in Forked River. Here you can find a huge variety of farm fresh and artisanal vegetables, fruits, pasta, meat, fish, Italian bread, cheese, desserts and more.

The Berkeley Township Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Recreation Center on Route 9. Here you can find some of this year’s special vendors, such as A&A Dips, Bellissima Natural Soaps, Colony Market, Empanada Guy and High Mountain Foods, among many others.

A variety of fresh produce was available at the Farmers Market. (Photo by Chris Lundy)

If you’re not in any of these areas, perhaps visit the Downtown Toms River Farmers Market. This market is held from now until November 15, and on November 20 for a Thanksgiving Market, every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Choose from four different NJ fresh produce farmers and one organic farmer.

You can find this market at the Ocean County Parking Garage lawn, 28-46 Hadley Avenue. There will be free parking available in the Ocean County Parking Garage.

The Brick Farmers’ Market will be held every Saturday from now through September 22 at Windward Beach Park from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. It is encouraged that you to bring reusable bags to help protect the environment. Choose from dozens of special vendors. If you would like to be a vendor, fill out the application found at the township’s website.

Point Pleasant Beach will host their Farmers Market on Sundays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 627 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach. Markets are held very Sunday in the Borden’s lot.

The Seaside Park Farmer’s Market will be held on Mondays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays from 12-6 p.m. until Friday, September 7, located on the Marina Lawn (J St. & Central Avenue).