Hoboken Farms named best marinara sauce

Big Red Marinara from Hoboken Farms named top sauce!

Last week, the Wall Street Journal picked the best jarred marinara sauces around. And lo behold, Hoboken’s own Big Red Marinara Sauce from Hoboken Farms was the top pick!

Before I published this – I made sure I got a case of the good sauce before they become hard to get!

You can purchase this sauce at one of the many Farmers’ Markets that Hoboken Farms attends – or exclusively at Whole Foods.

Congratulations to Hoboken Farms owner Brad Finkel on the recognition!

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13 Comments on "Hoboken Farms named best marinara sauce"

bmacqueens
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I used to enjoy a sauce that my dad would buy from a local restaurant back home when I was a kid. They’d sell it over the register in quart or half-gallon containers. Do any of the Italian restaurants around here do the same thing?

spiffy
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spiffy

Why would anyone bash it without trying it first?

bmacqueens
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I often wonder where that word “gravy” comes from, in reference to red pasta sauce. I grew up in a neighborhood that was very heavily Sicilian. Many friends were bilingual, English & Sicilian Italian, but I never heard “gravy” until I moved to this part of the country.

emarche
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It’s a big north Jersey thing – usually popular the same group of people who insist on dropping the vowel(s) off the end of words in a lame attempt to sound more Italian (ex. “Mozzarell”, etc.”).

And to Spiffy: why jump on here and bash it without trying it?

1) Too much time on their hands.
2) They’re angry at the world.
3) Willfully (and woefully) ignorant.

Take your pick or mix and match. [quote comment=”206846″]I often wonder where that word “gravy” comes from, in reference to red pasta sauce. I grew up in a neighborhood that was very heavily Sicilian. Many friends were bilingual, English & Sicilian Italian, but I never heard “gravy” until I moved to this part of the country.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Go to doms on 5th and grand street before you taste the farmers bread..ohhh audia me.

xtreme
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I’d love to try this but I just wish that it was available in more retail locations. Places like GOE should look to carry more of these small mom & pop products. I’m not sure if WF has some exclusive contract for selling this but either way it sucks because I’m not making a special trip to Edgewater for marinara.

I guess these is reason enough to hit up the Farmer’s Markets.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

if your ethenic background is italian for shame on you..anything out of a jar including instant cofffe shame shame.A farm ? imported from italy? Good tip? wow ..so many of out transints a good meal would kill them.Loaded with sugar,and that is a no no..Well to each his own..plum tomatos garlic olvie oil sesoning pork beef sausage then you had a sauce we call gravey..What ever suits you..That crap on the shelves is crap…again its up to the people on the run..ragu barella etc all the same..enjoy 😀 [quote comment=”206842″]I’d love to try this but I just wish that it was available in more retail locations. Places like GOE should look to carry more of these small mom & pop products. I’m not sure if WF has some exclusive contract for selling this but either way it sucks because I’m not making a special trip to Edgewater for marinara. I guess these is reason enough to hit up the Farmer’s Markets.[/quote]

xtreme
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Why yes, I am Italian…very much so. Point is, I don’t have the time to make gravy and I haven’t brought any of my mother’s homemade gravy back frozen in quite some time (sauce if you ask my dad). When she makes it, it’s an all day process which I just don’t have the time for. Pesto is my preference anyway which I’ll make homemade.

Just because I like to keep a jarred sauce in the house for a quick dinner does not make me any less Italian than the next person. I agree that most are crap but if I can find one that’s natural and tastes somewhat authentic then I’m all for it. Surprisingly, I don’t each much pasta anyway and when I do, it’s usually with garlic, olive oil and some broccoli rabe.[quote comment=”206843″]if your ethenic background is italian for shame on you..anything out of a jar including instant cofffe shame shame.A farm ? imported from italy? Good tip? wow ..so many of out transints a good meal would kill them.Loaded with sugar,and that is a no no..Well to each his own..plum tomatos garlic olvie oil sesoning pork beef sausage then you had a sauce we call gravey..What ever suits you..That crap on the shelves is crap…again its up to the people on the run..ragu barella etc all the same..enjoy

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wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1
xtreme,I agree..Unless its frozen sauce aka gravy,is better..In a pinch many people do not have the time to make a 4hr sause with beef pork sausage meatballs.. Most jar sauce has loads of sugar and carbs ..What do do is pick out one of the best vodka sauses,Over 5 dollars a jar..mix with basil parsely,ground pepper and olive oil some minced garlic.A touch of water..Put in a blender with some red wine and it’s not gramas but is pretty good for a quick dinner..What is missing is the meatballs,unless one wants to make a few…I guess to each his own..Most foods are processed so its six of one half dozen of the other..enjoy 🙂 Brocolli and cavetelli is a quick tasty dish as well …[quote comment=”206851″]Why yes, I am Italian…very much so. Point is, I don’t have the time to make gravy and I haven’t brought any of my mother’s homemade gravy back frozen in quite some time (sauce if you ask my dad). When she makes it, it’s an all day process which I just don’t have the time for. Pesto is my preference anyway which I’ll make homemade.Just because I like to keep a jarred sauce in the house for a quick dinner does not make me any less Italian than the next person. I agree that most are crap but if I can find one that’s natural and tastes somewhat authentic then I’m all for it. Surprisingly, I don’t each much pasta anyway and when I do,… Read more »
escaped68
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I am not anywhere near being italian but I know that red GRAVY never never comes from a jar or can. I would put butter on my macaroni before I would even think about fake sauce.[quote comment=”206843″]if your ethenic background is italian for shame on you..anything out of a jar including instant cofffe shame shame.A farm ? imported from italy? Good tip? wow ..so many of out transints a good meal would kill them.Loaded with sugar,and that is a no no..Well to each his own..plum tomatos garlic olvie oil sesoning pork beef sausage then you had a sauce we call gravey..What ever suits you..That crap on the shelves is crap…again its up to the people on the run..ragu barella etc all the same..enjoy

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