FREEHOLD, NJ – Did you know that Monmouth County has 14 farmers markets where you can purchase locally grown produce, canned goods, honey and more?
“You can find places to buy fresh and healthy fruits, vegetables and other farm products in our newly launched online Farmers Market Directory,” said Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to economic development and tourism. “The Directory is an addition to our expanding Grown in Monmouth program that is focused on raising awareness for locally farmed products and supporting agri-businesses.”
To find a farmers market convenient to you, check out the Grown in Monmouth Farmers Market Directory at www.GrownInMonmouth.com. The directory lists the local Farmers Markets throughout the County with contact information, including driving directions, for each market. Many of the markets are open now and remain open through the end of the growing season.
Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Agricultural Board and longtime supporter of farmland preservation said, “The Board of Freeholders remains committed to supporting our farmers and the local agricultural community. The Farmers Market Directory is another step forward in our exciting and important ‘Grown in Monmouth’ program.”
Grown in Monmouth Logo Web & Freeholders
The Farmers Market Directory joins the Searchable Online Directory, SOD, which enables consumers to easily find growers, pick-your-own opportunities, equestrian activities, and other agricultural products and services in Monmouth County. Both tools can be found at www.GrowninMonmouth.com.
Monmouth County farmers are encouraged to register their farms and products on the SOD.
“The SOD is a one-stop shopping resource for residents, restauranteurs, supermarket buyers and institutional purchasers to connect with our county farmers,” said Arnone. “This is an incredibly valuable tool with many benefits for users.”
For more information about Grown in Monmouth, contact the Division of Economic Development at 732-431-7470.
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List of Farmers Markets in Monmouth County 2017 follows:
Check www.GrownInMonmouth.com for updated days, hours and locations
Asbury Park – Sunset Farmers Market
Sunset Avenue. at Main Street
Season: May to end of season
Days & Hours: Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Asbury Park – Farmers Market at Kennedy Park
Cookman Avenue at Grand Avenue
Season: Saturdays, May 27 to September 2; Sundays May 14 to November 19
Days & Hours: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Atlantic Highlands Farmers Market
Veterans Park, 111 First Ave.
Season: June 2 to October 6
Days & Hours: Fridays noon to 6 p.m.
Belmar – Farmers Market
Pyanoe Plaza, Main Street at 9th Avenue
Season: May 27 to September 2
Days & Hours: Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon
Bradley Beach – Farmers Market
Riley Park, Main Street at Brinley Avenue
Season: July 1 to August 31
Days & Hours: Saturdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Freehold – Downtown Farmers Market
In front of the Hall of Records, One East Main St.
Season: July to October
Days & Hours: Fridays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Highlands – Farmers Market
Huddy Park, 301 Shore Dr.
Season: June to October
Days & Hours: Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to sellout
Keyport – Farmers Market
Fireman’s Park, 109 West Front St.
Season: June 3 to October 21
Days & Hours: Thursdays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Long Branch – West End Farmers Market
West End Park, Brighton Avenue and Ocean Boulevard
Season: June to November
Days & Hours: Thursdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Manasquan – Farmers Market
Miller Preston Way
Season: June 1 to September 2
Days & Hours: Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Middletown – Farmers and Makers Market
Season: June to August
Days & Hours: 2nd & 4th Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon
Oceanport – Farmers Market
First Aid Building Parking Lot, 2 Pemberton Ave.
Season: July 1 to end of season
Days & Hours: Thursdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Red Bank – Sunset Farmers Market
Galleria Parking Lot, Bridge Avenue and West Front Street
Season: May 14 to November 19
Days & Hours: Sundays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sea Bright – Farmers Market
Public Beach Parking Lot, Ocean Avenue
Season: June 1 to September 30
Days & Hours: Thursdays 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.