Collingswood Farmers' Market
Called "One of the State's finest markets" by Charles M. Kuperus, the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture, the Collingswood Farmers’ Market started as the dream of community volunteers and from the interest of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to bring fresh produce directly from local farmers to communities.
This year Collingswood Farmers' Market is in the running for Best Farmers' Market in the America's Farmers Market Celebration Contest! You can vote once per email through September 18th with the following link: Collingswood Farmers Market (farmland.org)
Open Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon May through November
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.
There will be pie contests, a salsa contest, live music and other events for Market shoppers. The Market also hosts a toy share, rescue dog tents, and non-profit groups throughout the duration of the season.
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 recently named one of the Top 3 Farms in the Nation by USA Daily.
Dedicated "Market Nuts" can sign up for weekly notice of harvests, band schedules, recipes and more here.
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.
Collingswood Farmers' Market is proud to be authorized by the USDA to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP) starting in the 2023 season. Customers using their SNAP/ EBT card will receive wooden Market tokens to shop for authorized foods. These include foods for the household to eat, such as breads, cereals, fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, poultry, dairy products, cookies, crackers, bakery cakes, ice cream, and seeds or plants which produce food for the household to eat. Please stop at the market information tent to swipe your EBT card to receive tokens to then shop within the Market.
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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.