Smart Shopping Rising food prices have everyone thinking of creative ways to stretch their meal budget. One of the easiest ways to start saving on your grocery bill is by purchasing locally grown and in-season items. Foods that are grown locally are fresher and retain more nutrients, they also taste better, as they are picked… Read More »
Rising food prices have everyone thinking of creative ways to stretch their meal budget. One of the easiest ways to start saving on your grocery bill is by purchasing locally grown and in-season items. Foods that are grown locally are fresher and retain more nutrients, they also taste better, as they are picked and consumed nearby the source. That’s where your local farmers market comes in real handy this time of year. Eating locally grown food by shopping at your farmer’s markets supports your local economy and fosters a connection with the people who dedicate themselves to growing your food. All of this benefits your health and the environment too, as money spent at a local farm helps maintain farmland and open space in your community. It is said that $1 dollar spent at your local farmers market duplicates that value by double and maybe triple in your region. Supporting farmer’s markets also creates local jobs, preserves America’s rural livelihood and farmland, and promotes sustainability by eliminating the need for food to travel long distances. You can eat locally by visiting farmers’ markets in your town or by shopping directly from your local farm store. Our farm store is open year-round!
Ways to Eat Fresh
We make it easy for you to eat farm fresh with our multiple locations and participation in numerous farmer’s markets across the Garden State. Farmers markets are opening for the season and you can literally locate a local market every day of the week. We love bringing our freshly picked produce to these markets which increases access to healthy food and helps families stay nourished by eating in season. We bring all the best of the season to your dinner table with our 250 varieties of fruits and vegetables (in season), along with local eggs, cookies, bread, our own fresh pressed cider, plants, home-baked pies, apple cider donuts, and more.
Our talented and knowledgeable team members are ready to assist you on your farm fresh journey by suggesting skillfully prepared recipes and storage tips, as well as providing a personalized shopping experience by getting to know your preferences each week. Neighborhood farmer’s markets can be found in East Hanover, Springfield, Elizabeth, Bayonne, Madison, Jersey City, and more locations. Looking for a specific town, visit the schedule at a glance right on our website for more information. Get to know our team by watching this video on youtube.
You can find locally grown items in our farm store located in the heart of Morris County, or at our farm stand on the border of Chester and Mendham. The Somerset County area loves our conveniently located farm stand right off of 202/206 in Bridgewater stocked with in-season produce along with fresh baked goods, honey, and other farm fresh products. Opening our fourth and newest location has been met with a warm welcome in the Jefferson Township and the surrounding neighborhood.
Need more inspiration for eating farm fresh?
Use our helpful “where to eat fresh” tool right on our website. Simply plug in your zip code location and we will show you CSA chapter locations, farmer’s markets nearby, and farm stores to choose from. Learn more about the hours of operation and obtain directions right from this page! Check it out here.