The Pine Barrens in South Jersey are the first known home to the cultivated high bush blueberry and remains the second-largest producer of blueberries nationwide. Each year, 52 million pounds are harvested from Atlantic and Burlington Counties. Where do all these blueberries go? A large percentage of them are available at your local farmers market along with other delicious fruits and vegetables.
Other items available are fresh herbs, baked good, artisan breads, cheeses, fish and seafood, flowers and specialty items from New Jersey purveyors.
Stop by one of Union County’s Farmers Markets this weekend and enjoy some fresh produce or a delicious baked item.
For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check out Patch's calendar and feel free to add your event.
The farmer will be present at First Baptist’s Farmers Market in Elizabeth. Fresh produce, straight from the farm will be available. Free – 9 a.m. to 12 noon – Elizabeth
A local farmers market will be set up in the municipal parking lot and items for sale will include Pickleicious spicy olives, organic zucchini, fresh flowers and much more. Free – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Scotch Plains
The Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Farmers Market at the South Avenue parking lot of the NJ Transit Railroad Station. Fresh seasonal produce from local vendors, sweet fruits and crispy green vegetables are among the items for sale. Free – 8:30 a.m. – Westfield
The Summit Farmers Market is welcomed back to its original location at Park & Shop Lot #2 on the corner of Maple Street and DeForest Avenue. The market is celebrating its 19th year and offers something for everyone. Free – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Summit