Just about ten days after it appeared that Hoboken would not have a second farmer’s market this summer, Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced today that an uptown market will indeed be coming to the Mile Square City.
The uptown site will be located at the 14 Street Viaduct. It will be joining the farmer’s market set to debut in Church Square Park early in June.
The Mayor revealed the details in his daily advisory to residents:
Uptown Farmers Market to return
I’m pleased to share that we are bringing back the Uptown Farmers Market to the 14th Street Viaduct starting May 30. 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 socially distant guidelines and larger space to ensure a safer experience. The Uptown Farmers Market temporarily replaces the previous “Garden Street Farmers Market” which was unable to use its location given limited social distancing options.
This is the second farmers market in Hoboken, with the Hoboken Farmers Market taking place on Tuesdays at Church Square Park, starting June 2.
Both farmers markets will take the following safety and social distance precautions:
• All staff, vendors and customers will be required to wear gloves and masks.
• Customers will have to shop in one direction (one entry and exit point).
• All staff, vendors and customers will have to social distance at least 6 feet at all times.
Thank you to the Bijou Properties team, Director Jennifer Gonzalez, and Dave Calamoneri for making this second location possible.
For more information on the two farmers markets, click here.