Jun 16, 2017

Farmers Market Directory

Did you know that Monmouth County has 14 farmers markets where you can purchase locally grown produce, canned goods, honey and more?

“You can find places to buy fresh and healthy fruits, vegetables and other farm products in our newly launched online Farmers Market Directory,” said Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to economic development and tourism. “The Directory is an addition to our expanding Grown in Monmouth program that is focused on raising awareness for locally farmed products and supporting agri-businesses.”

To find a farmers market convenient to you, check out the Grown in Monmouth Farmers Market Directory at www.GrownInMonmouth.com. The directory lists the local Farmers Markets throughout the County with contact information, including driving directions, for each market. Many of the markets are open now and remain open through the end of the growing season.

Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Agricultural Board and longtime supporter of farmland preservation said, “The Board of Freeholders remains committed to supporting our farmers and the local agricultural community. The Farmers Market Directory is another step forward in our exciting and important ‘Grown in Monmouth’ program.”

The Farmers Market Directory joins the Searchable Online Directory, SOD, which enables consumers to easily find growers, pick-your-own opportunities, equestrian activities, and other agricultural products and services in Monmouth County. Both tools can be found at www.GrowninMonmouth.com.

Monmouth County farmers are encouraged to register their farms and products on the SOD.

“The SOD is a one-stop shopping resource for residents, restauranteurs, supermarket buyers and institutional purchasers to connect with our county farmers,” said Arnone. “This is an incredibly valuable tool with many benefits for users.”

For more information about Grown in Monmouth, contact the Division of Economic Development at 732-431-7470.