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Red Bank Farmers Market

Val Ann C | Aug 13, 2004 12:11 AM

I’ve really been enjoying the Red Bank farmers market this year. It's on Sunday mornings til 2:00-ish. At the Galleria parking lot at Bridge St and W Front St.

My favorites:

There’s a young couple that sells all organically grown produce, pies, and potted plants. Their prices aren’t bad for organic. Last week they had outstanding cabbage and yellow-flesh potatoes and tomatoes. Also cucumbers, squash, nasturtium flowers, eggplants.

Ariel sells organically grown fresh herbs, garlic, peppers, tomatoes. Their stuff is pricey, but it’s all been good. Last year’s garlic lasted me most of the winter.

There are several conventional farmers selling all sorts of produce. Melons, corn, onions, plums, peaches, all sort of stuff.

Pickle Guy. I love the pickled sweet red peppers. Also marinated mushrooms. The cucumber pickles are OK – better then jarred pickles. (Essex Street spoiled me for pickles.) He also sells olives which are ok.

There are a few vendors selling bread. I got a nice 8 grain loaf last week.

Elaine sells home-canned relishes, sauces and pickles. I love her chow chow and pickled zucchini.

Last week for the first time there was a cheese-maker from Oldwick. The semi-soft sheep cheese was quite nice. They also had yogurt.

There’s a lady who sells home-made soaps and lotions. I think her company is called “cocoon”. I REALLY like her soaps. She’s been at the market a couple years and constantly tweaks and improves her formulas.

There’s a guy with lots of white coolers full of frozen tuna and mahi. I’ve tried it and it’s been good.

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