My favorite season is upon us! Farmer’s market season!! *does the running man* I am so sick of scrambling to get fresh healthy food or ordering takeout and I can’t wait to shop local this season. Every year the HDSID Farmer’s Market gets better and better with new vendors and food options and I can’t wait to feed my family with whole foods and treats. Summer body here we come.
Rachel Sieg, the Executive Director of the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District is the woman and bad ass behind the market and also behind everything awesome going on downtown. Read more here. I wanted to give her a warm shoutout because she is awesome for everything that she does and we need to appreciate all her hard work!!! (she did not pay me to say this fyi).
Join the HDSID for the Farmer’s market kickoff and ribbon cutting with Mayor Steven Fulop, May 2nd at 4pm.
Ok so in order to celebrate the opening of the farmer’s market, I wanted to highlight some of the vendors who will be participating this year. So get your tote bags ready fam and let’s get our eat on. You can literally get everything you need at the Farmer’s market for a wholesome healthy dinner.
I called up Brad from Hoboken Farms who’s been with the Farmer’s Market for almost eight years! He is a real OG.
Jersey City Fish Stand
I had the honor of intervewing JC Fish Stand a few months ago for a post. They got their start at the HDSID Farmer’s market last year and now have their own shop on Jersey Ave which is in the HDSID district. They have amazing fresh locally sourced fish at great prices!
Are you still going to be in the farmers markets?
Jill: Yeah, once that starts back up. It’s a good way to reach more people and just be supporting local events, knowing what’s going on, and getting our name out there even more.
Bang Me Bakery
How did you start?
Bang me bakery started in the HDSID Farmers market. We focus our efforts on making really delicious organic cookies. We are focused on creating a high level cookie experience. Everything is baked to order and baked to fresh. the chocolate is from belgium.
Tell me a little bit about the products and foods you sell?
We sell homegrown and local produce at the farmers market along with jams, jellies, honey, homegrown beef and pork, local milk and cheese, frozen raviolis, frozen pot pies and other artisinal products. In the spring we also sell potted flowers, herbs and Christmas season decorations. Our homegrown produce is grown all naturally and we use sustainable growing practices. The great thing about shopping at a local farmers market is that you are buying local products the height of the growing season when