For many people in Newark, today is a special day on the calendar. It’s the day that the Newark Downtown District launches their annual Farmers Market at the PSE&G plaza at Raymond Blvd. and Park Pl. For a city that is by and large a food desert, the farmer’s market has become a place where Newarkers can easily access farm-fresh produce as well as natural skin care products and even a simple fresh brewed iced tea on a hot day. Live music greets walkers-by as music fills the fresh spring air serving as a sonic backdrop to shoppers looking for Jersey fresh produce, artisan jewelry, skincare products, spices, accessories, gourmet nuts and dried fruits, Kettle Korn, and more.
The NDD Farmers Market will run every Thursday (weather permitting) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm until November. The NDD Common Greens Farmers Market accepts SNAP, WIC, and Senior Citizen’s Program Vouchers and is within the Nourishing Newark Farmers Markets network.
Those interested in becoming a vendor at our Farmers Market can submit a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.