South Jersey Farmers Markets with Family-Friendly Fun
Stock up on fresh food and family fun at these farmers markets.
The “locavore” movement — a push to primarily eat food that’s locally grown or produced — has become increasingly popular. And farmers markets are prime spots to load up on everything from fruits and veggies to baked goods, all made locally. While kids can discover the importance of nutrition at every market, many make an extra effort to appeal to visitors with little ones in tow. Find more ways to add more local food to your family’s diet here.
Burlington County Agricultural Center
Where: 500 Centerton Rd., Moorestown
When: Saturdays, 8:30am-1pm; June-Aug.
Activities: Whether your child’s a budding chef or just curious, all ages can join hands-on cooking demos led by a different chef each week.
Columbus Farmers Market
Where: 2919 Rte. 206, Columbus
When: Thursday-Sunday, hours vary; year-round
Activities: This expansive indoor market features an adjacent playground.
Johnson’s Corner Farm
Where: 133 Church Rd., Medford
When: Daily, 8am-7pm; April-Dec.
Activities: Hop on a hayride to the fields to pick your own sweet corn and peaches, then head to the Discovery Barnyard for a splash pad, pedal go-kart tracks and meet-and-greets with sheep, goats and chickens.
Collingswood Farmers Market
Where: 713 N. Atlantic Ave.
When: Saturdays, 8am-12pm; May-Nov.
Activities: Choose your favorites during pie bake-offs and cooking contests, enjoy kids’ entertainment and watch performances that differ weekly.
Haddon Heights Farmers Market
Where: Station & East Atlantic Aves.
When: Sundays, 9:30am-1:30pm; May-Oct.
Activities: Kid Time, held the third Sunday of each month, offers themed stories, crafts and demos led by community groups.
Westmont Farmers Market
Where: Haddon and Stratford Aves., Haddon Twp.
When: Wednesdays, 4-7pm; May-Oct.
Activities: Give your toddler a break from shopping and settle in for storytime at 6pm on select dates.
Duffield’s Farm Market
Where: 280 Chapel Heights Rd., Sewell
When: Monday-Saturday, 9am-7pm; year-round
Activities: Apple season kicks off next month! Who can pluck the largest fruit from the field? Engage in a little family-friendly competition to find out.
Mood’s Farm Market
Where: 901 S. Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill
When: Monday-Saturday, hours vary; June-Nov.
Activities: U-pick fruits and veggies are a big draw here. In August, you’ll find red and Bartlett pears, Italian plums, and white seedless and Concord grapes.
Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market
Where: Main St. in front of City Hall, Wildwood
When: Saturdays, 8:30am-12:30pm; May-Oct.
Activities: Balloon artists, strolling entertainment, live music and plenty of samples keep kids happy.
West Windsor Community Farmers Market
Where: Princeton Junction Station, West Windsor
When: Saturdays, 9am-1pm; May-Nov.
Activities: Pie-baking contests, cooking demos and safety days featuring police and fire equipment are all on the market’s event calendar.