Local Food Resources

Local Farmers Markets

Trenton Farmers Market
Our Trenton Farmers Market on Spruce Street has a long history. The facility has indoor stalls with overhead doors and hosts over 40 local vendors.  The Market sells fresh meats, baked goods, poultry, plants, flowers, decorations, jewelry and even apparel in addition to the fresh fruits and vegetables from our local farmers.  It is open all year. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9AM to 6PM
Location: 960 Spruce Street Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
Phone: 609-695-2998

Pennington Farmers Market
Active on Saturdays from  June to October, 9am-1pm
Location: Rosedale Mills 101 Rt. 31 North, Hopewell Township
Phone: 609-737-0867

Princeton Farmers Market
An outdoor weekly market in the center of downtown Princeton near the library. The outdoor market opens Thursday, May 16th, from 11am to 4pm. They run indoor markets at the library during the winter. Check their website for availability.
Location: Hinds Plaza near the Princeton Public Library
Phone: 551-655-8095 or 609-924-8431

West Windsor Community Farmers Market
The West Windsor Community Farmers Market is an outdoor market located at the Vaughn Drive parking lot of the Princeton Junction train station off of Alexander Road within one mile of Route 1. It currently hosts 15 farms and 10 non-farm, artisan food vendors. It is open Saturdays from 9- 1 during the season until late November.  The last Saturday of the 2013 season is November 23rd.
Location:  at the Vaughn Drive parking lot of the Princeton Junction train station off of Alexander Road within one mile of Route 1.
Phone: (609) 933-4452 [Manager: Chris Cirkus] and email:   wwcfm@yahoo.com

Hightstown Farmers Market
Location: Memorial Park (center of town), Hightstown
Open: June – Aug., Fridays, 5pm – 8pm

Robbinsville Farmers Market
Location: Rte. 526 & Hwy 33, Robbinsville
Open: June -Sept, Mondays, 3pm – 7:30pm

General Resources

Center for Food Safety “a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS also educates consumers concerning the definition of organic food and products.”

Edible Jersey Magazine This NJ magazine covers all aspects of our local food, from source to table and highlights all who are involved.  “Why? Because [they] believe that an understanding and enjoyment  of local foods provide the critical path to a healthier  and more sustainable world.”

Home Grown Cow Network  A resource for people who care where their meat, poultry and cheese comes from and for local farmers to connect with their customers online.

Jersey Fresh the NJ DoA’s website featuring information on whatever you might need to know about what’s growing in the Garden State.

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ)
Their mission is to “supporting sustainable food and agriculture in New Jersey through education, technical assistance, and policy action.

Organic Consumers Association  a non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization that campaigns for health, justice, and sustainability

Slow Food Central New Jersey
What is Slow Food?  It is a movement embracing a way of living and eating that is linked with a commitment to community and the environment.

CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)

What is a CSA?  It is a group of individuals who purchase a membership in a local farm in order to obtain a weekly share of its anticipated harvest.  Members pay at the beginning of the season  and thus provide stability for the farmer and also share in the risk (and benefits) of his harvest.  For more details see the following video from YouTube:

Nearby CSAs Include:
(If you know of additional CSAs in our area, please let us know)

Allies Farm
Mercer County Park Old Trenton Road, West Windsor  609.509.0817

Appelget Family Farm
135 Conover Rd., West Windsor 609.902.8372

Cherry Grove Organic Farm Certified Organic

Chickadee Creek Farm certified organic and certified transitional* vegetable, flower and herb farm.

Griggstown Quail Farm and Market CSA
986 Canal Road, Princeton  908.359.5218

Honey Brook Organic Farm Certified Organic
260 Wargo Road, Pennington  609.737.8899

Orchard Farm Organics Certified Organic
1052 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton 609.466.1365

Sansone’s Farm Market
245 Lambertville-Hopewell Rd., Hopewell 609-466-1323

Windy Acres Farm
214 Windsor Rd., Robbinsville  609.722.2122

Z Food Farm
3501 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville 609.610.4909

List of New Jersey CSAs from  the Organic Consumers Association

Local Farms

BeechTree Farm – a Hopewell farm that sells their grassfed beef directly to consumers, as well as pork, lamb and free range eggs.
105 Crusher Road, Hopewell. NJ

Blue Moon Acres Pennington Farm that grows organic vegetables with a lovely store for buying local organic produce.
11 Willow Creek Drive, Pennington, NJ 08534

Cherry Grove Organic Farm Grass-fed beef and sheep with an onsite
creamery and cheeses.
11 Carter Road, Princeton, NJ 08540  609.306.5139

Chickadee Creek Farm A certified organic and certified transitional vegetable, flower and herb farm.  The transitional label refers to a 3 year process of organic certification.
80 Titus Mill Road,  Pennington, NJ 08534  609.462.3854

Lee Turkey Farm  Roadside market and Pick Your Own Offerings
Open: May – Dec.,  Mon – Sat. 9 am – 6 pm, Sun. 2 pm – 6 pm
201 Hickory Corner Rd., East Windsor, NJ

Terhune Orchards Has organic certification by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture for 8 acres of the farm.  Lovely farm store and a great farm experiences for the family.  Open year round.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 609.924.2310

Z Food Farm  Certified organic vegetables
3501 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648  609.610.4909


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