Farmers’ Market starts it’s 11th season next Tuesday! Press release below, and see some pictures from last year’s event after the break.
David Calamoneri, Manager of The Hoboken Farmers’ Market, announced today that the 11th season of the market, sponsored by the Environment Committee of Hoboken and the City of Hoboken, will open on Tuesday, 26 June 2007: “The popularity of the market is evident from the multitude of inquiries about its opening that I’ve been fielding throughout the spring. We are delighted to be serving the Hoboken community once again with Jersey Fresh produce harvested that day by our farmers.”
Located at the foot of Washington St. just south of Newark Street, the market unfolds on the shaded, eastern sidewalk in front of CVS and Barnes&Noble, each Tuesday from 3-7:30PM. The entire complement of vendors is returning, most of them for the 11th time: K&S Farms, Union Hill Farms, Melick Town Farm, Old Hook Farms, The Bread Company Montclair and Pickle-Licious.
Shoppers should be sure to stop by the Environment Committee of Hoboken’s booth at the market for free recipes, to purchase “Jersey Fresh” shirts and cookbooks, and register to vote. As Manager Dave Calamoneri reminds us, “If you don’t get it locally, you just don’t get it”.
PROFILE OF THE HOBOKEN FARMERS’ MARKET VENDORS
K&S FARMS, founded by Kevin and Sharon Kyle, was established in 1989. Its multiple properties include a new addition thanks to the initiative of the NJ State Agriculture Department to preserve farmland in the Garden State. K&S offers a wide array of vegetables, the bounty of its peach orchard, cut flowers and herbs. In the fall, they welcome visitors at their East Windsor location (831 Windsor Perrineville Rd.) to pick pumpkins, enjoy a hayride and navigate their daytime cornstalk pumpkin-shaped maze. In the evening, the Field of Terror comes alive with terror haunted hayrides and a spooky haunted maze. Contact: 609-758-7817, http://www.fieldofterror.com, email@example.com.
UNION HILL FARMS was founded in 1992 by Jeffrey O’Hara. His large variety of vegetables is complimented by berries in season, potted and cut flowers, herbs, honey and the ever-popular “salsa kits” with tomatillas and jalapeno peppers. The farm stand, at 25 Cooper Rd., Denville (near Rte. 80) is open seven days a week from Easter through Halloween. Union Hill Farms invites individuals, families and groups to take a hayride and pick apples at its u-pick apple orchard and dairy farm on the corner of Plains and Davis Roads, Frankford Township, Sussex County. Contact: 973-366-0440, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MELICK’S TOWN FARM boasts the longest heritage among its peers in Hoboken, founded in the 1700s by the German immigrant ancestors of 10th-generation owner John Melick. Primarily a fruit grower with seasonal specialties including berries, peaches, apples and the products of its cider mill, other NJ Fresh produce such as flowers, lettuce and corn is also offered. Its farm stand is located at: 170 Rte. 523, in Oldwick from March through December, and its Pick-Your-Own orchard is at 19 King Street in Oldwick. Contact: 908-439-3888, http://www.melickstownfarm.com.
OLD HOOK FARM, a certified organic enterprise (NOFA), dates to the 1920s and is currently under the direction of Bill Fekete. Artfully presented wares include a stunning selection of vegetables, potted and cut herbs and flowers. Their farm stand is open Tuesday-Sunday all year, and can be found at 650 Old Hook Road in Emerson. Contact: 201-265-4835, http://www.oldhookfarm.com, email@example.com.
THE BREAD COMPANY, an organic bakery, was founded by Sally Reinhardt in 1992. Their products, often still hot from the oven, number the most popular olive-oregano bread and stuffed savory treats, various sweet items and 2-day old selections at half-price. Something for every diet and taste is available, including sugar and/or wheat-free, and spelt-based foods. Standing weekly orders are welcome. The retail shop is open Tuesday through Saturday and may be visited at 113 Walnut Street in Montclair. Contact: 973-509-2525, www.thebreadcompany.com.
PICKLE-LICIOUS, serving “Olde Tyme New York Style Barrel Pickles with a Bite”, began in 1991 with the efforts of Robyn Brown Samra. Later, she and husband Leo opened a shop on Manhattan’s Upper West Side (1005-2000). After the loss of her husband, the decision was made to focus on the mail-order and on-line side of the business, and farmers’ markets. Now, with the help of her daughters and partner Paul Sharpe, a new retail outlet exists in Teaneck at 763 River Road, and is open Tuesday through Sunday. The barrels brought to Hoboken feature a large variety of pickles, from full to fractional amounts of hot and sour, to sauerkraut, mushrooms, olives and mixed vegetables. Tastings are free: bon appetit! Contact: 201-836-7800, pickleliciousSH@aol.com, http://www.picklelicious.com.
Don’t forget! Tuesdays from 3:00 – 7:30pm.
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Hoboken Farmers Market!
Six New Jersey vendors will welcome shoppers: K&S Farms of Cream Ridge, Union Hill Farms of Denville, organic baker The Bread Company of Montclair, Melick’s Town Farms of Oldwick, organic Old Hook Farms of Emerson, Pickelicious of Leonia, and Nutritionist Anne Traubin of Jersey City.
This event used to be located near the Clam Broth House, but since this area in undergoing construction, it’s been moved to Washington Street near the CVS.
Buy some fresh produce and support your local growers!
Description – Fresh produce, organic goods, baked products.
Website – www.hobokennj.org
Address – 42 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030
Telephone – (201) 420-2230