Courtesy New Brunswick City Center
METUCHEN FARMERS MARKET
Plaza at Pearl & New St.
Saturdays, 9 am–2 pm, May–November
The outdoor Metuchen Farmers Market boasts some of the Garden
State’s best organic farmers and purveyors of artisanal foods.
Operated by Metuchen Farmers Market Inc., its mission is to foster
responsible local agriculture, independent artisan producers
and healthy sustainable eating through celebrating access to the
freshness and seasonal deliciousness all around us in New Jersey.
THE NEW BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY
June 19–October 30, 2 locations:
Saturdays, 9 am–1pm & Tuesdays, 10 am–2 pm at
178 Jones Ave.
Wednesdays, 11 am–3 pm at Downtown City Center,
Kilmer Square Park, 108 Albany St.
The New Brunswick Community Farmers Market—a collaboration
between Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Cooperative Extension, Johnson & Johnson and the City of New
Brunswick—has been offering fresh produce to local residents since
2009, with a mission to increase the availability and affordability of
fresh fruits and vegetables in the greater New Brunswick area. They
accept SNAP/EBT benefits as well as WIC and Senior FMNP
vouchers at both market locations, and double the value of SNAP
and FMNP up to $10 per market day.
HIGHLAND PARK FARMERS MARKET
212 Raritan Ave.
Fridays, 11 am–4:30 pm, April 23–December 17
One of the largest markets in New Jersey, Highland Park Farmers
Market offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, baked goods,
flowers, cheeses, pickles, meats, nuts, arts and crafts and more,
along with a monthly series of seasonal special events.
COOK’S MARKET AT RUTGERS GARDENS
Fridays, 11 am–3 pm, May 7–November 19;
Winter Market, 11 am–1 pm
112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick
(GPS: 130 Log Cabin Road)
The farmers’ market at Rutgers Gardens began as a student-led
project with nine vendors. Ten years later, the market moved into
its new home, Cook’s Market, and today the market features more
than 20 vendors. The purpose of Cook’s Market at Rutgers Gardens
remains to provide a well-managed and organized marketplace for
both the local farmer/producer and patron. Its aim is to encourage
the development of local agricultural and specialty products, as well
as to promote local economic development.
WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP FARMERS’ MARKET
Saturdays, 9 am–1 pm, June 26–September
Municipal Building Parking Lot, 1 Main St., Woodbridge
This season, the Woodbridge Farmers’ Market has expanded with
more “Jersey Fresh” and specialty food vendors. Alstede Farms
returns with locally-grown produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, baked
goods and other organic food products. Specialty vendors include
D’Orsi Bakery, Pickle Licious, Ice Cream Emergency, Popcorn for the
People, Christopher Soaps and more! Additionally, each Saturday
the market features shopper “specials” and unique vendors.
Looking for a fun family outing
with a side of healthy eating?
Visit one of Middlesex County’s
many pick-your-own farms and
We’re not called the Garden State for
nothing! Find weekly farmers’ markets
with mouth-watering sweet corn,
juicy tomatoes, peppers, eggplants,
flowers and more at weekly farmers’
markets held in towns throughout
Middlesex County. The abundance of
farms and Jersey-fresh produce grown in
the area means that you’ll always find a
temptingly delicious array of the freshest
vegetables, as well as cheese, breads,
specialty items and crafts.