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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Jersey City Market Update: Stony Hill Farm

June is the start of Green Market season in Jersey City and elsewhere. I just noticed that Stony Hill Farm is back at Pavonia/Newport right outside the Path Station. Although I receive my weekly bounty from Farmer Rich, I still need to supplement with other items. This farm is an excellent source for local Jersey staples like tomatoes, corn and blueberries. They also grow lettuces, assorted vegetables like broccoli, green beans and potatoes. I especially look forward to their cantalope and watermelons which are always juicy and sweet.

We have shopped at this market since Izzy was 15 months old. I always make a point of combining an outing to the nearby playground with a trip to buy something for dinner. Their extra-large basil bunches are perfect for a quick pesto meal and the homemade donuts make a great snack. We tried the strawberry ones today. I guess they were good because I saved one in the bag and when we got home, Izzy tore off a hunk and snuck away to eat it.

You will find them on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 11:30-7:00 p.m. and Saturdays (check for time).

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