Downtown Hoboken Farmers Market 2010

7/27/2010 Update:

Don’t forget the 2010 Downtown Farmers’ Market is in full effect on Washington, south of Newark street until 7:30pm tonight. Farm fresh fruit, vegetables plus breads, pickles, flowers and more!

Do the Cake Boss lines have any effect?

I spoke with a few vendors down at the Farmers Market today – and got some mixed results regarding the two to three hour wait on Carlo’s Bakery lines in front of the market.

Wondering if the steady flow of out-of-towners would help – one vendor said that the “distraction” the Cake Boss lines are causing – is keeping locals away from the market. While another said he was unsure – agreeing that local traffic is down, but noted that he’s gotten “a few” sales from customers obviously more interested in cake and carbs than healthy and fresh.

Regardless – swing down and support Jersey Fresh!

6/29/2010:

Locally fresh produce Downtown Hoboken each Tuesday

This year’s Downtown Hoboken Farmers Market (Washington Street between Observer and Newark) begins today, Tuesday, June 29th.

14 Years Strong!

In its fourteenth year this year, the Hoboken Farmers’ Market is located on Washington St. between Newark St. and Observer Hwy. The market opens on June 26th 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

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17 Comments on "Downtown Hoboken Farmers Market 2010"

mooshu
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mooshu

I like that there’s a market happening uptown, today. It’s nice and quiet up there, and that’s where I will be.

Journey
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Journey

I like shopping at farmers markets. I grew up in south Jersey. I could ride my bike to http://www.duffieldsfarm.com/.

I grew up doing the pick your own fruit thing.

But even more I’m the granddaughter of a farmer. My great aunt still sells her produce to the local markets. I like supporting farmers.

Bullbreed333
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Bullbreed333

They should move the farmer’s market anyway. It would be better behind the post office by pier A instead. Why won’t they move it? Seems ridiculous. That spot sucks anyway.

Those nasty fatsos on line for the bakery aren’t going anywhere, that show won’t fizzle out for another couple of years. Plus, City of Hoboken is jumping on that bandwagon big-time- they will kiss major ass for that mediocre bakery. Hey, but such is normal behavior really. This is how things work.

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

It just defies logic that you would spite the nose off your face and not buy produce from the market because of a line in back of you. Your bitchin’ seems to be more about Carlo’s than anything. I don’t think you’d support the market regardless of where it was located.
Take a different route home if little things like this upset you.[quote comment=”195177″]They should move the farmer’s market anyway. It would be better behind the post office by pier A instead. Why won’t they move it? Seems ridiculous. That spot sucks anyway.Those nasty fatsos on line for the bakery aren’t going anywhere, that show won’t fizzle out for another couple of years. Plus, City of Hoboken is jumping on that bandwagon big-time- they will kiss major ass for that mediocre bakery. Hey, but such is normal behavior really. This is how things work.[/quote]

sassy lassie
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sassy lassie

@wiskeytango: I was using conditional tense (e.g. “would” not let these people stop me…). I’ve actually never been to any Hoboken Farmer’s Market. I would love to go -but I work too late into the evening so I miss it every time. I’ve lived all over the country where the produce was fresher and cheaper than in Hoboken. Not having fresh fruit and vegetables is actually the exception to the rule that we in the NY metro area just have to deal with.

escaped68
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My wife and her sister took 5 kids to a pick your own strawberry farm. Can you imagine how many pounds of ripe all ripe strawberries they had? They being modern women looked at me like i was nuts when i asked them when are you going to make jam? We managed to freeze some and give some away but we still had to dump a lot. You have to go way out in the jersey boondocks to find a true roadside framers market.

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