Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla has announced that the city-run, farmer’s market will be returning early next month. However, the privately-run farmer’s market will not be returning to the city this year.
The Mayor announced the news in his nightly coronavirus update on Tuesday:
City-run farmers market to continue
We are carefully reviewing various activities that have been considered routine for years, due to the safety challenges of COVID-19. One outdoor activity that we have determined can safely re-open with added precautions, beginning June 2, is our Hoboken Farmers’ Market, located on Garden Street between 4th and 5th Streets. I believe it’s important for residents to continue to have access to fresh produce and products in order to stay healthy, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The vendors and staff have agreed to additional social distancing regulations including increasing the space between each vendor by operating on both sides of the block, a requirement of all staff, vendors and customers to wear glove and face masks, and each side of the street operating in one direction with pedestrian traffic. I ask residents to please take extra precautions when heading to the farmers’ market.
Unfortunately, the private organization that normally runs the uptown farmers market on Garden Street at 14th Street has decided to cancel their farmers market for the rest of 2020.
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