Van Vorst Farmer’s Market

farmers market van vorst
This is the park that is right near our apartment. The farmer’s market started recently and runs throughout the summer months and into November. I plan on getting fresh fruit and veggies here on Saturday mornings, because I think its important to support local agriculture. Everything is really fresh, and you get to meet the people who are growing, baking, and making the food! This morning there were three vendors, and I got a substantial, sustainable haul for a mere twenty bucks.

farmers market van vorst
fresh flowers out on the sidewalk.
farmers market van vorst
farmers market van vorst

This fellow Dave has been selling at the Van Vorst market for five years. I grabbed up fresh Jersey corn, apples, small red potatoes, onions, strawberries, and blueberries from him. He also had good deals on potted herbs and flowers. Regular customers were stopping by to talk with him, and he seemed to really enjoy his work.

farmers market van vorst
farmers market van vorst
farmers market van vorst
Hoboken Farms was offering fresh bread and mozzarella (such the Hoboken specialty item), as well as cold-packed fish, chicken, and hand-made pasta.

farmers market van vorst
I met Celeste from the Made with Love Organic Bakery in Hoboken, who was offering a great selection of sweet treats and organic bakery. I immediately picked up a scone for breakfast, and if I weren’t trying to shed a few pounds, I’d have bought the whole table.

farmers market van vorst
farmers market van vorst
The bakery focuses on organic ingredients, and offers products in sustainable packaging. Check out their Mission Statement for more information, and stop by the park next Saturday to say hello!

Celeste was also offering these adorable dog treats for her canine customers. What’s great is that she was set up right outside the dog run at Van Vorst, so I am guessing she’ll find these to be a popular item this summer.

farmers market van vorst
I also met this cat named Moses on Barrow Street.
Just sayin’.

I love my neighborhood.



2 Comments

  1. icancarryallthebagsandthebabiestoo wrote:

    You should come to visit us in rural new jersey some time. It would feel like a vacation.

    We also have a farmers market that happens every friday in the summer… and it happens about 100 yards from our front porch.

    We are located centrally in the little city of Washington. We’re surrounded by little and not so little farms that we frequent throughout the year.

    I agree, it is so important to support local agriculture. Important and beneficial. What a fantastic union.

  2. emily august wrote:

    Sounds lovely, Anna! Thanks for the open invite!

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