Mayor Ravi Bhalla, the City of Hoboken, and Bijou Properties will move the uptown farmers market to under the 14th Street Viaduct on Saturdays beginning on May 30.
The uptown market is a temporary relocation of the “Garden Street Farmers Market” normally hosted by Bijou Properties, which was unable to use its normal location this year due to limited social distancing options.
The Uptown Farmers Market will be open on Satrudays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Grand and Adams streets under the 14th Street Viaduct.
Stony Hill Farms will be selling its Jersey Fresh produce, Hoboken Farms and Paolo’s Kitchen’s will sell locally made products, along with Pickle-Licious, Valley Creamery’s sheep’s milk cheese, and more.
Due to the relocation, Hoboken will now have two farmers markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city previously announced that the Hoboken Farmers Market will be open on Tuesdays between 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Church Square Park and in front of Demarest School between Fourth and Fifth streets on Garden Street, starting on June 2.
Union Hill Farms, Melick’s Town Farm, and Circle Brook Organic farms will sell New Jersey produce. Pickle-Licious, and Gourmet Dried Fruits and Nuts. Hoboken Farms, and the Kimchi Kitchen will sell locally made products.
Both farmers markets will take additional precautions to safely comply with social distancing regulations.
All staff, vendors, and customers will be required to wear gloves and masks, and customers will have to shop in one direction. All staff, vendors, and customers have to keep six feet apart at all times.
“I’m very pleased that we are able to work with Bijou Properties to keep an uptown farmers market in Hoboken with new, social distancing requirements,” Bhalla said. “Access to fresh fruits and vegetables is an important part of staying healthy during COVID-19, and I’m glad we were able to come up with another option this year given the circumstances. Thank you to the Bijou Properties team, Director Jennifer Gonzalez, and Dave Calamoneri for making this second location possible.”
“We are thrilled to be able to work with the City to bring back the Uptown Farmers Market to a new location that is both safe and accessible to the community,” said Larry Bijou, managing partner of Bijou Properties. “What made our original location at the pedestrianized Garden Street Mews so special was the intimacy of the space, but that is exactly what creates a challenge for us right now when we need to keep our distance from each other. Now, more than ever, making sure Hoboken has more options like farmers markets for shopping outdoors is critical to our community’s health and well being.”