OCEAN COUNTY — The summer season brings with it farmers markets, offering fresh produce for your favorite summery meals and specialty goods to enjoy.
Ocean County has a number of farmers markets with Jersey tomatoes, of course, but many host artisans, bakers, handcrafted items and other goods that are locally produced.
If you’re looking to spend a couple of hours strolling the offerings and enjoying a day out, or you’re just looking for where you can find a market, here’s what Ocean County has to offer.
Barnegat Farmers Market
14 Birdsall St.
Thursdays, June 16-Oct. 27 from 10 am to 3 pm
Farm-fresh produce, baked goods, dip mixes, coffees, artisan honey and crafts and home goods vendors. Read more: Barnegat Farmers Market Returning In June
Berkeley Township Farmers Markets
Berkeley Recreation Center, 630 Atlantic City Blvd. (Route 9), Bayville, Tuesdays starting May 24, 10 am to 5 pm, and Thursdays starting May 26, 4 pm 8 pm
Fresh flowers, vegetables, fruits and a variety of specialty vendors. Read more: Berkeley Farmers Market Returning In May
Brick Farmers Market
Windward Beach Park, Princeton Avenue
Saturdays, May 14 to Oct. 29, 8:30 am to 1:30 pmFresh produce, artisan and specialty food items, baked goods and more. Read more: Brick Farmers Market Set To Return In May
Lacey Farmers Market
Lacey United Methodist Church, 203 Lacey Road
Fridays, June 4 to Oct. 15, plus holiday market Nov. 22, 11 am to 5 pm
Fresh produce, baked goods, artisan and specialty items. Read more: Lacey Farmers Market Returning
Seaside Park Farmers Market
Marina Lawn, Central Avenue and J Street, Seaside Park
Mondays and Fridays, May 30 to Sept. 5, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Fresh produce, specialty items, baked goods and more. For more information check the Seaside Park website.
Surf City Farmers Market
713 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City
Mondays starting June 20
The proceeds from the market benefit the Surf City Volunteer Fire Company and EMS. Fresh produce, specialty foods and more. For more information check their Facebook page.
Toms River Farmers Market
Huddy Park, Water Street downtown
Wednesdays starting June 1, 11 am to 4 pm
Fresh produce, baked goods, pet treats, New Jersey wines, flowers, home decor and a smoothie truck. For more information check out the Downtown Toms River website.