Ahhh, summer. Warm sunshine. The alluring smell of soothing ocean water. Fresh strawberries. Juicy watermelon. Grilled corn-on-the-cob. Yes, summer to me doesn’t just mean hot weather and beach getaways. It also means the arrival of some of my favorite in-season fruits and vegetables. What I really look forward to is the opening of local farmer’s markets. Not only can I get my hands on fresh produce, I get a chance to mingle with the farmers as well.

If you’re in the Jersey City area sometime this summer, stop by one of the markets shown below. If you’re nowhere near Jersey City, take some time to find out where and when your local markets take place. Make it a point to visit these markets and enjoy!

  • In Newport, on Pavonia Avenue near the PATH station, the market is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Hamilton Park market, at Eighth Street and Jersey Avenue, is open Wednesday from 2 to 7 p.m.
  • In Van Vorst Park, Jersey Avenue and Montgomery Street, there is a market on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.