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Sunday, August 07, 2005

JERSEY FRESH

New York's Sixth recently rated the downtown supermarkets and commented on the presence of Fresh Direct in JC [and Hoboken]. I'd like to add yet another alternative for snobby JC foodies and grocery shoppers: the local farmers' markets, which come to downtown JC, Journal Square and the Heights every week during the summer and fall:

Hamilton Park Market
Hamilton Park - 8th Street & Jersey Avenue, Jersey City
Phone: (201) 388-4506 - Janet Allen
Open: June 22 - October 12, Wednesday, 2 pm - 7 pm
Community Farmers Market: Variety of fruits & vegetables
WIC & Senior FMNP accepted by some farmers

Journal Square Farmers' Market
Kennedy Blvd. at Journal Square, Jersey City
Phone: (201) 798-6055 - Collin Egan
Open: July 6 - November 22, Wednesdays, 11 am - 7 pm
Community Farmers Market: Variety of fruits & vegetables
Also Available: WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted by some farmers

Newport Pavonia Farmers Market
Pavonia East Street, Jersey City
Directions: Downtown Jersey City, Close to Pavonia/Newport PATH stop
Phone: (908) 879-2696 - Meg Cohen
Open: June 28 - November 22, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 am - 7 pm
Community Farmers Market: Variety of fruits and vegetables
Also Available: WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted by some farmers

Sgt. Anthony Park Farmers Market
Sgt. Anthony Park, Jersey City
Directions: Between Fleet Street and State Highway
Phone: (201) 659-8059 - Barbara Petrick
Open: June 20 to October 24 , Mondays, 12 pm - 4 pm
Community Farmers Market: Variety of fruits and vegetables
Also Available: WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted by some farmers

Van Vorst Farmers Market
Jersey Avenue & Montgomery Street, Jersey City
Directions: Van Vorst Park, Near Grove St. PATH Station
Phone: (201) 433-5127
Open: June 18 - November 26, Saturdays, 8 am - 1 pm
Community Farmers Market: Variety of fruits and vegetables
Also Available: WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted by some farmers

[via JCList]

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