2021 Guide to Mercer County Farmers Markets

2021 Guide to Mercer County Farmers Markets 1

With summer approaching, a host of great Mercer County Farmers Markets are readying to open and offer up everything a healthy family needs – including a great day out.

Amazingly, farmers markets come CDC (Centers for Disease Control) approved:

  • CDC Guidelines state that a farmers’ market is a lower-risk shopping option compared to stores and malls.
  • Plus, healthy food and exercise are vital for physical and mental well-being.

Other great reasons to buy at a farmers market include supporting local businesses, artisans, and of course farmers.

So, if you’re someone who likes to put the freshest produce on your table and you live near Mercer County, you have to check out these five amazing farmers’ markets.

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West Windsor Community Farmers Market

Mercer County Farmers Markets

Location: Vaughn Drive Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station.

Opening Times: Every Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm, starting May.

Ends: The West Windsor Community Farmers Market runs from May through to the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

What you need to know:

  • Masks are mandatory for all.
  • Don’t attend if you feel ill.
  • Observe social distancing.
  • The farmers market is partnered with the Garden State Good Food Network. For each $1 SNAP market token purchased, the farmers market matches with another $1 token towards the purchase of more fruit and vegetables, up to the value of $20 on a single market day.

Find out more on the website.

Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers Market

Location: 4437 Route 27 Princeton, between Promenade Blvd. and Raymond Rd (Kingston Mall Shopping Center).

Opening Times: Thursday 9:30 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm.

Ends: Open now and throughout 2021.

What you need to know:

  • Masks are mandatory for all.
  • Don’t attend if you feel ill.
  • Observe social distancing.
  • This is an indoor farmers’ market.

Find out more on the website.

Great Meadow Farm & Market

Mercer County Farmers Markets

Great Meadow Farm & Market isn’t a traditional farmers market, instead, you buy shares in the produce grown locally and pick it up weekly. The produce you get will be high quality and curated by some of New Jersey’s top chefs.

What you need to know:

  • You pay up front for 20 weeks of weekly curated produce.
  • Produce can be picked up from the farm shop on a Saturday or Sunday, between 9 am – 2 pm.
  • Masks and social distancing will be in place, as per rules.
  • Produce can be picked up from May, and ends mid-November.
  • You get different produce each week.

Check out their website and Q&A to understand this new concept in local agriculture.

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Princeton Farmers Market

Mercer County Farmers Markets

Location: 46-80 Franklin Avenue Parking Lot, Princeton, NJ 08542

Opening Times: Thursday 10 am to 2 pm. The next market is April 29.

Ends: TBC.

What you need to know:

  • Masks are mandatory for all.
  • Don’t attend if you feel ill.
  • Observe social distancing.
  • You can pre-order your produce and the market supports contactless payment methods.
  • Opening times are prone to change, so always check their website before visiting.

Find out more on the website.

Trenton Farmers Market

Mercer County Farmers Markets

Location: 960 Spruce Street, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Opening Times: Thursday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm. However, hours are planned to change at the end of April 2021.

Ends: TBC.

What you need to know:

  • Masks are mandatory for all.
  • Don’t attend if you feel ill.
  • Observe social distancing.
  • This is the oldest farmers’ market in the county, established in the early 1900s. Check out the website to see how the market looked back then.
  • This is an indoor market.

Find out more on the website.

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