Hoboken Farmers’ Market 2008

9/16/2008 Reminder:

The Hoboken Farmers Market will be going through at least the last Tuesday in October. It’s quite possible that, like last year (and depending on weather & crops), that we could again see the market open until the middle of November! Running time is 3pm – 7:30pm Tuesdays.

Hoboken employee Dave Calamoneri said that as long as they get four vendors to setup – the market will be open!

The owner of Melicks’ Town Farm (Oldwick, NJ) said that the peaches and tomatoes are particularly ripe and tasty today, so grab your Jersey Fresh fruits and veggies while you can!

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See other pics after the jump…

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6/17/2008:

Here’s a city press release about the annual Farmers’ Market which starts NEXT Tuesday. You can also read about what vendors might be there from this post from last year.

Hoboken Farmers Market

A dozen years of fresh food

In its twelfth year this year, the Hoboken Farmers’ Market is located on Washington St. between Newark St. and Observer Hwy. The market opens on June 24th and runs through October on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 7:30PM

The Hoboken Farmer’s Market serves three purposes. It helps small farmers in New Jersey sell their produce, by giving them a venue they would otherwise not have. Local fresh fruits and vegetables are brought to the residents of Hoboken by the people that actually harvest them. And last but certainly not least the Hoboken Farmer’s Market has served as a gathering place for the community, where people exchange smiles, thoughts, and recipes.

“If you don’t get it locally, you just don’t get it.”
David Calamoneri, Manager of the Hoboken Farmers’ Market

Discount coupons will be available in June for Hoboken residents who are income eligible Medicaid or PAAD recipients. Eligible residents may obtain four $5 coupons from the Senior Citizen Office at 124 Grand Street.

“New Jersey offers a bounty of some of the finest and freshest produce to be found anywhere. The coupons will allow income eligible residents the ability to purchase even more of the fresh fruit, vegetables and baked goods found in the state.”

29 Responses

  1. UrbanRose says:

    Yes, I would like to think if they clean house. Only problem, half of these “payroll collectors for the city of hoboken” have been working in the same ol’ clerical position since they were 18. Now say at the age of 40 with all the “under the table” activity and pay increases that same clerk is making ~35k working 9-4, holidays off, weekends off and “should” live within the radius of one square mile (no commute). Then again, 1/2 of the city vehicles pick of the city employees and drive them to work (lazy fools). Nice healthcare package, couple weeks vacation, no one watching them (ie: 4 weeks vacation turns into 10 weeks) and we wonder why the COH is the way it is. Bring the state in. Let them start at the “bottom” and work their way up. THEN when the state is done the COH “employees” can go to the farmers market with their pink slips and buy an apple.

  2. jscirish27 says:

    No, most tomatoes taste like crap because they aren’t bred for taste anymore, they are bred for color and shelf life. Of course letting any tomato ripen will improve the taste, but heirloom varieties are much more flavorful. Tomatoes should never be put in the refrigerator if at all possible because it shuts down certain receptors for taste in the fruit. Also, if you are going to cook tomatoes or make sauce out of them, a little wine isn’t a bad idea because alcohol open up certain taste receptors that aren’t present without it.

    Oceanbloo, unfortunately the selection isn’t that great there. Union Square Greenmarket is the place if you can find the time.

  3. Katie_Scarlett says:

    How’s the corn selection? I am dying for some jersey corn.

  4. strand tramp says:

    Jersey sweet corn won’t be out for another month. are you sure you’re from PA?

  5. Katie_Scarlett says:

    [quote comment=”95845″]Jersey sweet corn won’t be out for another month. are you sure you’re from PA?[/quote]
    LOL, I can’t keep track of this stuff.

  6. starfish says:

    Jeez could they make the hours of the farmers market any more restrictive / inconvenient? Stay open till 8:30pm so people come home in the evening have a chance to buy something!

  7. jscirish27 says:

    Katie, you should be able to get Jersey Sweet Corn now. I had some recently and it’s really nice this year.

  8. CreativeAngel says:

    The Farmer’s Market sells the BEST Peach Pie EVER.

  9. MissyG says:

    I actually leave work early to make it to the Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays… they do have incredible pies.

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