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Journal Square Farmers Market Opens for the Season Wednesday

Farmers all over New Jersey and in surrounding states are beginning their harvests, and farmers markets all over Jersey City will soon be bringing that farm-fresh goodness to us city dwellers.

Both the Van Vorst Park Farmers Market and the Paulus Hook Farmers Market will open for the season this Saturday; they will be followed by the Hamilton Park Farmers Market later in May and the Grove Street Farmers Market in early June. We’re also told that there will be at least one new farmers market in the mix this year, in the Heights’ Riverview-Fisk Park. The Riverview Neighborhood Association says it will begin in June and most likely run on Sundays; we’ll update you when those details is finalized.

Here’s the list of Jersey City’s markets, arranged by confirmed start date. We are waiting on word from the organizers of the other markets; we’ll let you know and update this list as we hear back. (LAST UPDATED MAY 22 TO ADD THE NEWPORT MALL AND RIVERVIEW MARKETS.)

Van Vorst Park Farmers Market: Opens Saturday, May 7 and runs each Saturday from 8 am – 2 pm until November (at Van Vorst Park by the gazebo).

Paulus Hook Farmers Market: Opens Saturday, May 7 and runs each Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm until late fall (at Washington Street south of Dudley Street).

Hamilton Park Farmers Market: Opens Wednesday, May 18 and runs each Wednesday from 4 – 8 pm until, weather permitting, December (at Hamilton Park by the gazebo).

Grove Street Farmers Market: Opens Thursday, June 2 and runs each Monday and Thursday from 4 – 8 pm until late December, with the exception of Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day (at Grove Street PATH plaza).

Newport Mall Farmers Market: Opens Tuesday, June 7 and runs each Tuesday from 12 – 7 pm through October 31. (This market will be located in the center court area of the first floor of the mall.)

Riverview Farmers Market: Opens Sunday, June 12 and runs each Sunday from 9 am – 3 pm through the end of September (at Riverview-Fisk Park).

Journal Square Farmers Market: Opens Wednesday, June 22 and runs each Wednesday and Friday from 10 am – 7:30 pm until November 23 (at the Journal Square plaza).

And if you’re wondering what kind of fresh stuff will likely be available when, the state Department of Agriculture has put together a handy “Harvest Dates Availability Chart,” which includes the early and late target harvest dates of a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as their peak harvest dates, which is what we’ve included below.

FRUITS & BERRIES:

Apples: September 1 – October 25
Blackberries: July 15 – July 30
Blueberries: July 5 – August 10
Cherries: June 10 – June 25
Cranberries: October 1 – November 1
Grapes: September 10 – September 20
Peaches, Nectarines: July 20 – September 1
Pears: August 10 – August 31
Plums: July 15 – August 15
Red Raspberries (Traditional): July 5 – July 21
Red Raspberries (Fall Bearing): September 1 – September 20
Strawberries: June 1 – June 10
VEGETABLES:

Asparagus: May 1 – May 30
Beets: July 1 – October 31
Broccoli: July 1 – October 31
Cabbage: June 10 – October 31
Cauliflower: October 5 – November 20
Collards: August 20 – October 31
Cucumbers: July 5 – August 15
Eggplant: July 20 – September 30
Lettuce (Late Spring): May 20 – July 15
Lettuce (Early Fall): September 15 – November 15
Lima Beans: July 15 – August 31
Okra: August 15 – September 15
Onions: June 25 – July 31
Peas: June 15 – June 25
Peppers: July 15 – Oct. 31
Potatoes: July 20 – September 30
Pumpkins: October 1 – October 15
Snap Beans: June 20 – July 20
Squash: June 25 – September 1
Spinach: May 5 – June 25
Sweet Corn: July 5 – August 31
Tomatoes: July 10 – September 15
OTHER:

Flowers, everlastings and herbs: July 15 – September 15