Montclair has is nearly year-round Farmers Market at Walnut Street and the Montclair Center Farmers Market in the summer. Now there are two more places to get fresh and local produce in town:
Thanks to the Professional Woodworkers Guild of Upper New Jersey, the Montclair Community Farm Coalition now has a mobile farm stand to take local produce from its farm sites to area seniors. The Coalition operates two primary microfarm sites one behind the HomeCorp building on Miller Street and on at the Montclair Historical Society on Orange Road. This summer they’re selling the produce at affordable prices to seniors by setting up shop in the farm stand at Montclair’s senior housing buildings. The mobile farm stand will rotate among the four buildings every Friday.
For the 2016 season our Mobile Farm Stand will be operating Fridays on the following dates:
- June 3, 10, 17 & 24
- July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
- August 5, 12, 19 & 26
- September 2, 9 & 16
The stops will be:
- 1st: First House Montclair, 56 Walnut Street, Montclair at 12pm
- 2nd: Pine Ridge, 60 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair at 1pm
- 3rd: The Edgemont Parkk House, 274 Valley Roadd at 2 pm
Following the stops, the mobile farm stand will be open at its Historical Society location, 108 Orange Road, until 4pm.
Another option for local produce is the new “The Farmstand at Pig & Prince.” Chef Mike Carrino tells us he has opened the patio to Harvest Drop, and its owner Oliver Gubenko, which will provide produce, micros, eggs, and more form NJ farms.
The Farmstand at Pig & Prince will operate every Saturday (rain or shine) from now until the end of October (or early November if weather and production permits). Some of the early offerings are: asparagus, spring onions, kale, beets, carrots, leeks, garlic scapes, lots of assorted mushrooms.
“Pretty much everything that you can find at our Farmstand we use here at Pig & Prince in one way or another, ” says Chef Carrino.
Another perk? There will be a station set up for featured wine and/or beer tastings to enjoy while you shop!
When summer arrives, there will be jars of pickles, jardiniere, jellies and jams, jarred desserts, cured meats, cheeses and more! On July 17th, for National Ice Cream Month, they will be offering an assortment of house made ice creams.