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Winter Farmers’ Markets, Class of ’23

The secret to the best in wintertime eating? It’s no secret: Shop at the Garden State’s winter farmers’ markets. It’s where both the pros and the expert home cooks go for stock-ups and inspiration.

Ditas Market

A new market in Metuchen that specializes in Indonesian prepared foods and pantry staples offers options for takeout that might ease your cooking burden and ignite your interest in the cuisines of the archipelago native to the family behind its stoves and stocking its shelves.

To Poland, with Kocham

Embrace this season of hearty foods and cooking with heart at the markets in Linden stocked with ingredients meant for babcia everywhere.

West Windsor Farmers’ Market

A broad-scope market with much to choose from, this Mercer County stalwart is where those with a keen eye and adventurous palate do their food-buying. Ella weighs in with her vendor favorites.

Highland Park Farmers’ Market

As diverse as its vibrant community, the weekly marketplace in this Middlesex County hub hums with families, students and those who shop with the seasons.

Ventnor City Farmers’ Market

At this big, bustling and maybe a bit bawdy stock-up bazaar on the South Shore, food stalls compete with NFIs for buyers’ attention. It’s well worth any effort to zero in on the farmers and food artisans who offer top-quality edibles.

Seafood & Spice

Our farmers, working Garden State lands and waters, bring a bounty to the table this season-of-plenty. While straight-shooting, simpler takes on most foods yield satisfying results, a stop at the spice rack is how cooks make the familiar exotic.

Blairstown Farmers’ Market

Here ye, here ye! Open for the season is a market in northwestern New Jersey where food-shopping for the week is a breeze.

Duke Farms Farmers’ Market

A seasonal market in Hillsborough with a diverse cast of quality vendors is where you need to go for the freshest ingredients that make meal-planning simple and optimally nutritious.


Chelsa Salesman owns and operates a pair of old-fashioned groceries with a modern-day twist: Her stores in High Bridge and Bloomfield offer from-Garden-State-farms produce, hand-made artisan fare, and all the conversation and guidance you can drink in.

‘Bridge’ Beers

Four City, Cape May, Little Dog, Jersey Girl and Bradley Brew Project are making what our columnist loves to drink right now.

Ed’s Market

It’s not every day you can eat in a restaurant and then segue next door to buy the same ingredients used to make the dishes you most love. You can do just that at a small strip mall in Teaneck.


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