Coming this week: year 14 of the farmers market

City of Hoboken’s Dept. of Environment Services announces:

It’s Our 14th year as the Hoboken Farmers’ Market.
Located on Washington St. between Observer Hwy and Newark St.
Every Tuesday at 3 – 7:30 from June 29th through October


K&S FARMS, founded by Kevin and Sharon Kyle, was established in 1989.  Its multiple properties include a new addition thanks to the initiative of the NJ State Agriculture Department to preserve farmland in the Garden State.  K&S offers a wide array of vegetables, the bounty of its peach orchard, cut flowers and herbs.  In the fall, they welcome visitors at their East Windsor location (831 Windsor Perrineville Rd.) to pick pumpkins, enjoy a hayride and navigate their daytime cornstalk pumpkin-shaped maze.  In the evening, the Field of Terror comes alive with terror haunted hayrides and a spooky haunted maze. Contact:  609-758-7817,,

UNION HILL FARMS was founded in 1992 by Jeffrey O’Hara.  His large variety of vegetables is complimented by berries in season, potted and cut flowers, herbs, honey and the ever-popular “salsa kits” with tomatillas and jalapeno peppers.  The farm stand, at 25 Cooper Rd., Denville (near Rte. 80)  is open seven days a week from Easter through Halloween.  Union Hill Farms invites individuals, families and groups to take a hayride and pick apples at its u-pick apple orchard and dairy farm on the corner of Plains and Davis Roads, Frankford Township, Sussex County.  Contact:  973-366-0440,

MELICK’S TOWN FARM boasts the longest heritage among its peers in Hoboken, founded in the 1700s by the German immigrant ancestors of 10th-generation owner John Melick.  Primarily a fruit grower with seasonal specialties including berries, peaches, apples and the products of its cider mill, other NJ Fresh produce such as flowers, lettuce and corn is also offered.    Its farm stand is located at:  170 Rte. 523, in Oldwick from March through December, and its Pick-Your-Own orchard is at 19 King Street in Oldwick.   Contact:  908-439-3888,

STARBRITE FARM, a certified organic enterprise (NOFA), John Krueger is the owner/operator of Starbrite Farm.  He has a BS in environmental science from Cook College and has been farming organically since 2002.  Starbrite Farm brings a wide variety of produce from Heirloom tomatoes to flowers, and herbs.  4 Old Orchard Rd. Hardwick  NJ 07825 Contact:  973-332-6935

THE BREAD COMPANY, an organic bakery, was founded by Sally Reinhardt in 1992.  Their products, often still hot from the oven, number the most popular olive-oregano bread and stuffed savory treats, various sweet items and 2-day old selections at half-price.  Something for every diet and taste is available, including sugar and/or wheat-free, and spelt-based foods.  Standing weekly orders are welcome.  The retail shop is open Tuesday through Saturday and may be visited at 113 Walnut Street in Montclair.  Contact:  973-509-2525,

PICKLE-LICIOUS, serving “Olde Tyme New York Style Barrel Pickles with a Bite”, began in 1991 with the efforts of Robyn Brown Samra.  Later, she and husband Leo opened a shop on Manhattan’s Upper West Side (1005-2000).   After the loss of her husband, the decision was made to focus on the mail-order and on-line side of the business, and farmers’ markets.  Now, with the help of her daughters and partner Paul Sharpe, a new retail outlet exists in Teaneck at 763 River Road, and is open Tuesday through Sunday.  The barrels brought to Hoboken feature a large variety of pickles, from full to fractional amounts of hot and sour, to sauerkraut, mushrooms, olives and mixed vegetables.  Tastings are free:  bon appetit!  Contact:  201-836-7800,,

“If you don’t get it local, you just don’t get it.”

David Calamoneri
City of Hoboken
Dept. of Environmental Services
(201) 420-2277

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