Collingswood Farmers' Market
Collingswood Farmers' Market returns for a stellar 21st season on Saturday, May 1, 2021!
Open Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon May through November
NOTICE: Maasks are required while shopping and strolling the Market. In an effort to reduce crowding, dogs are not permitted at the Farmers' Market.
Aside from all the usual offerings of Jersey fresh fruits and vegetables, organic produce, fruit & veggie pies, pot pies, cheeses, pork and beef, chickens and eggs, fruit preserves, jams, butters, flowers, dog treats, soaps and more, baby greens and produce seedlings can be found at the Market. The market isn’t just for your fridge. Get to landscaping with big selections of bedding/landscaping plants, potted herbs, hanging plants, potted arrangements and cut flowers.
The Market also hosts occasional "Cooking Jersey Fresh" seminars featuring cooking demonstrations from area chefs and call attention to the popular "Farm to Fork" restaurant event hosted by the SJ Hot Chefs Association. There will be pie contests, a salsa contest, live music and other events for Market shoppers.
According to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, community farmers’ markets are more popular today than ever because exceeding numbers of consumers are becoming interested in buying their fresh produce directly from local farmers. Leaders and business people in the community have recognized that smart consumers want to improve their diets through purchasing fresh produce. However, these markets go beyond, by providing economic viability and enhancing the quality of life in each community that creates this farm fresh experience.
The Collingswood Farmers' Market - the longest running market in South Jersey - runs every Saturday from 8am to 12pm, from May to Thanksgiving between Collings and Irvin Aves along the PATCO high speedline. Parking is ample and free at the Collingswood PATCO Station and LumberYard garage, only a short walk away.
NJ Monthly Magazine said the Collingswood’s farmer’s market had an “Authentic rural feel and hustle-bustle" and named it "Best Farm Stand" thanks in part to the local, in-season produce available right off farmers' trucks. The Market was named best in the nation in a 2009 American Farmland Trust poll.
Dedicated "Market Nuts" can sign up for weekly notice of harvests, band schedules, recipes and more at www.CollingswoodMarket.com.
The Market is a project of the Borough of Collingswood. Many of the original farmers from the 2000 season are still bringing weekly harvests. The Collingswood Farmers' Market has grown into an established part of the social fabric of the community. People come to walk, meet their neighbors, and socialize while they shop for their weekly produce and more.
The sooner you can get produce after it's harvested, the better its freshness, nutrition and flavor. The quality of the produce is superior and the atmosphere is wonderful! The successful weekly Market is also an important link in the local food chain. By providing a venue for selling directly to the consumer, the business of farming is strengthened for the small family-owned farms that are characteristic of our region.
Collingswood Farmers' Market's participating farmers value the opportunity to interact with the people who eat the food they grow. Their presence in our community emphasizes the role New Jersey farming plays in preservation of our landscapes, lifestyles, nutrition, and our local food supply.
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Visit www.collingswoodmarket.com for more information.
Handmade Holidays at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market! During November, in addition to fresh local foods, the Market is your go-to source for local crafts and art. More than 2 dozen artists will show and sell their clothing, ceramics, jewelry, paper art, home decor, and photography. Don't miss this annual showcase and holiday shopping event. Handmade Holidays starts every November.