Frequently Asked Questions
Who Operates the Riverview Farmers Market?
The Riverview Farmers Market is organized by Farms in the Heights, a grassroots, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization established to provide access to local food systems, grow our local economy, and promote environmental stewardship for the benefit of all Jersey City Heights community members. The Market is a community-supported, producer-focused farmers market, offering a wide range of market vendors and goods.
The Farms in the Heights board is a diverse group of neighbors and friends from the Jersey City Heights community who share Farms in the Heights’ philosophy and goals. All volunteers, they are the driving force behind the Riverview Farmers Market and other Farms in the Heights programming, including Ogden’s End Community Garden.
The 2020 board members of Farms in the Heights are Beverly Brown, Rachel Meyers, Megan Wintersteen, and Megan Wilkie.
When is the Market Open?
The Riverview Farmers Market is held every Sunday (rain or shine) from the first Sunday in May through the Sunday before Thanksgiving in November, from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Where is the Market Located?
In 2020, the Riverview Farmers Market will be held behind Riverview-Fisk Park. The main entrance is located at approximately 320 Ogden Avenue, Jersey City, NJ in the Heights neighborhood. It is accessible by bus and via Hudson Bergen Light Rail (9th Street/Congress Street).
Can I Apply to be a Vendor?
Our vendor application generally opens in late winter/early Spring (February or March) and is open until mid to late March. After this time, applications may be accepted for a waiting list slot at the market, upon request.
How Many Vendors Do You Have?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, we have just 8 vendors. Previously, the market featured approximately 15-20 vendors who sold great products from farms around New Jersey, including fresh produce, dairy, grass-fed meat, baked goods, sauces, and jellies, as well as locally made crafts and natural body products.
Do You Have Special Programming and Events?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, we have canceled all programming and events. Previously, the Market hosted yoga and other exercise sessions, children’s arts-and-crafts activities, cooking demonstrations, live music performances, and many other great events big and small throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Check out our Events Calendar for more info!
Do You Accept SNAP/EBT and WIC?
Yes. Stony Hill Farms, Nature’s Own Farm, Headquarters Farm, Alstede Farms, and RH Farms accept Food Stamp/SNAP tokens. We are also a part of City Green’s statewide Garden State Good Food Network, which means food stamp/SNAP recipients are entitled to double their SNAP/Food Stamp dollars, up to $10 per market day. Additionally, Alstede Farms and Stony Hill Farms accept SFMNP vouchers and WIC. We welcome all SFMNP/ SNAP/WIC program participants at our market. Stop by the Riverview Farmers Market/Farms in the Heights information table for more info at the market!
Do You Take Credit/Debit Cards?
Yes, nearly all of our farms and most of our vendors take credit cards. If you need cash for those who don’t take cards, see below!
If I Forget Cash is There an ATM nearby?
Yes. There is an ATM inside a convenience store on the corner of Palisade Avenue and Griffith Street.