Seaside Farmers Markets
Summer is now in full swing, which means it’s time to head to a local Farmers Market, grab some freshly squeezed lemonade and stroll through the grounds to check out the offerings of local farmers and artisans. Farmers Markets are held once weekly in five different towns from Ocean City to Cape May. These open-air markets feature the best of what the Jersey shore has to offer – locally grown produce, gourmet foods and hand-crafted items. Whether you are looking for fresh pastries and breads, a variety of Jersey produce, specialty foods like dip mixes and marinades or handmade accessories and art work, you are certain to find what you’re looking for. There is often live entertainment as well.
Shopping at these seaside markets is not only fun for the entire family but, in so doing, you’re supporting local farmers, artisans and small businesses in the process. Check out the schedule, and make sure you stop by when you’re down the shore!
West Cape May Farmers Market (June 25 – August 27)
Every Tuesday, 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
West Cape May Municipal Complex at the Backyard Park
The West Cape May Farmers Market features fresh produce and herbs, purveyors of antiques, live art demonstrations, live music, fresh coffee, seafood, kettle corn and ice cream.
Sea Isle City Farmers Market (June 18-August 27)
Every Tuesday, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue
Features a variety of fresh produce, local artisan crafts and gourmet foods.
Ocean City’s Farmers Market (June 26 – September 4)
Every Wednesday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ocean City Tabernacle Grounds
Find fresh produce and much more, including crafters at 6th & Asbury Avenue.
Stone Harbor Farmers Market (May 26 – September 1)
Every Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
95th Street Water Tower Plaza
Weekly farmer’s market features fresh produce, baked goods, organic coffee and tea, gourmet foods, flowers, oils & vinegars, nuts, honey, flowers, nursery stock and much more.
Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market (through September but no market 9/7)
Every Saturday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Byrne Plaza, Oak and Pacific Avenues, Wildwood
This market features farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, homemade baked goods, honey, wine, guacamole, herbs, nuts, organic tea, jams, jellies, jewelry, soaps, handmade non-food items and more. Radio station 98.7 The Coast will broadcast from the market every week. Free parking is available.