Whether you grew up in New Jersey, or you're new around here, I'm sure you know we are living right here in what has been named "The Garden State". Farmers in New Jersey are said to produce around 100 different types of fruits and vegetables. It is also said that our home state has just about 715,000 acres dedicated to agriculture!
So have you heard about the Farm to Table movement? It is a quickly expanding social movement which promotes serving locally grown and acquired foods to restaurants and even school cafeterias! This is to focus on providing transparency of how our food is grown, and where it is coming from.
Many restaurants are happy to jump on the bandwagon with this, and are partnering with local farms all over the state to bring you the freshest, locally sourced foods possible. It is also becoming quite popular to find pop up farmers markets! If you have not had an opportunity to check out one of the local farmers markets, don't worry. We've compiled a list below with all of the upcoming dates and locations down the shore!
Summer 2019 Farmers Market Schedule
Time: Every Wednesday, June 25th through September 10th 8am-1pm.
Location: Tabernacle Grounds. Local crafters also located on Asbury Ave between 5th & 6th Street.
550 Wesley Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Time: Every Thursday & Saturday, July 4th through September 12th 10am-4pm.
Location: Center City Park
1200 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Time: Every Thursday June 13th through August 29th 8:30am-12pm.
Location: Steve and Cookie's Restaurant & Oyster Bar
9700 Amherst Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402
Time: Every Friday May 24th through August 30h 8:30am-12pm.
Location: Holy Trinity Parish at Atlantic and Newport Aves (Across from the Ventnor Library)
11 N. Kenyon Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402
Time: Summer Schedule is Coming Soon!
Location: Central Square
199 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221
Looking for a daytime adventure or a night out? Check out a few of these local spots who are supporting our local farms and participating in the farm to table movement.
This Cape May Greenhouse is known for their hand harvested salt, right from the Atlantic off the Coast of Cape May.
Willow Creek Winery Cape May
This Cape May Winery is located in New Jersey Outer Coastal Plain and it's 50-acre vineyard is surrounded by both the ocean and bay.
Beach Plum Farm Cape May
This 62 acre farm produces over 100 kinds of fruits and vegetables, that they supply local restaurants in the area with to serve.
Did you know that even some of New Jersey Casinos have jumped on board and have taken the initiative to start their own "Rooftop to table"? Interested in learning about which Casinos are implementing this in their restaurants? Check out this link!