Down at the beach, also means down at the farm and Jersey Fresh is the best you can get! You can get sustainable farming right at home with members Sassafras Hill Farm located in Barnegat. Their farm stand is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm at 184 Route 72 West, Barnegat.
For family fun that includes a farm market that runs Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm as well as extended hours throughout the season, visit Argos Farm at 1250 Lacey Road, Forked River. The summer is time for Farm Camp for children, Farm to Table Dinners, Cooking classes, Wagon Ride Tours and Farm animals. The Fall is filled with UPick Pumpkins and the holidays with their own special visit with Santa. Both Farms offer CSA shares not only during Beach Season but throughout the harvest year. Learn more about Community Supported Agriculture at their websites or when you pay them a visit.
Several days a week, shoppers can grab their basket and head out to these downtowns to enjoy seasonal favorites and freshly made specialties.
Surf City 713 North Long Beach Blvd at Fire House -Mondays 9am to noon June 24 – Aug 26
Beach Haven Farmer’s Market – Veteran’s Bicentennial Park on Engleside D- Wednesdays 9am – 1pm
Barnegat Township – East Bay Avenue and Rt 9 – Thursdays 10am to 3pm from June 20 to October 31 with special Thanksgiving Market in November
Manahawkin – 657 E Bay Ave at the Mart – Fridays 9am -2pm July – September
Lacey/Forked River – 203 Lacey Road – Fridays 11am to 5pm June 7 to Nov 25
My Three Sons Seafood & Produce Rt 9 Little Egg Harbor