TOMS RIVER – The seasonal weekly farmers market held in downtown Toms River is on the move again, taking root near the Hadley Avenue parking garage.
For the last several years, the weekly farmers market was in the parking lot adjacent to the Post Office on West Water Street and Irons Street, and was also previously in Huddy Park.
Now, the market’s new location is the Ocean County Parking Garage lawn, 28-46 Hadley Avenue, off of Hooper Avenue in downtown Toms River.
There’s free parking in the county garage, and the new location means no more crossing a street or taking up paid downtown parking spaces, said the executive director of the Toms River Business Improvement District, Alizar Zorojew.
He said many new and returning vendors have already signed up, but applications to vend at the weekly farmers market are now on the BID’s website, downtowntomsriver.com.
Local and organic farmers, produce markets and garden centers will be joined by prepared food vendors and food trucks, Zorojew said.
The market is held every Wednesday, May 24 to November 15. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., except November when it closes at 4 p.m. The first Wednesday of each month, patrons can enter a gift raffle.