Farmers’ Markets & Pick-Your-Own Farms
METUCHEN FARMERS MARKET
Plaza at Pearl & New Streets
Saturdays, 9 am–2 pm, June–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–October, 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 was selected to
receive a 2018 Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant from the
U.S. Department of Agriculture, designed to increase sales of local
produce around the country. The market—a collaboration between
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative
Extension, Johnson & Johnson and the City of New Brunswick—
has been operating since 2009 with a mission to increase the
availability and affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in the
greater New Brunswick area.
Courtesy of New Brunswick Community Farmers Market
HIGHLAND PARK FARMERS MARKET
218 Raritan Ave.
Fridays, 11 am–5:30 pm, June–December
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. Kick off
the 2019 season with Berry Fest on May 31st. Check in with them
on Facebook to see what’s in season now: www.facebook.com/
COOK’S MARKET AT RUTGERS GARDENS
Fridays, 11 am–5 pm, May 3–November 21
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. Today it features more than 25
vendors, including the Student Farm at Rutgers Gardens, which
demonstrates land stewardship by practicing sustainable growing
practices and providing our communities with quality, nutritious
food. Cook’s Market promotes a healthier environment by offering a
variety of local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and wine.
Looking for a fun family outing with a side of
healthy eating? Visit one of Middlesex County’s
many pick-your-own farms and farmers’ markets.
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.