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 2021 board members of Farms in the Heights are Beverly Brown, Rachel Meyers, Megan Wintersteen, Megan Wilkie, Adam Sachs, and Moriah Kinberg.
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 2021, the Riverview Farmers Market will be held in Riverview-Fisk Park. The park’s address is 498 Palisade Ave 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 the first week of April. After this time, applications may be accepted for a waiting list slot at the market, upon request.
How Many Vendors Do You Have?
Currently we have 12-20 vendors, depending on the Sunday of the month. Our vendors are mainly farms & prepared food vendors, we only are permitted to have a handful of non-food vendors at any given time. Our vendors sell great products from farms around New Jersey, including fresh produce, dairy, grass-fed meat, fresh caught fish, 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 2021, we had only a handful of live music & arts 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, RH Farms, and Hoboken 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 dollars, up to $10 per market day. We also run various special programs throughout the season to help your SNAP last even longer!
We welcome all SFMNP/WIC program participants at our market as well. Bring your vouchers directly to Alstede Farms or Stony Hill Farms during your check-out. 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, and several take contactless options (like Apple Pay or Google Pay). 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.
What is Farms in the Heights’ NonDiscrimination Policy? Do you have an ADA Policy in place?
Farms in the Heights (Riverview Farmers Market) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring, promotion and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
We have both an ADA Policy as well as an ADA Grievance Procedure in place. You can read more about both of those here.
How accessible is your Market to visitors and patrons with disabilities?
Riverview Farmers Market is held in Riverview Fisk Park, which is a wheelchair accessible space. We will provide assistive services such as sign language interpreting, an assistive listening system, and large print materials upon request. We provide seating and priority viewing/listening areas for patrons with disabilities who would like to attend our live events. Visit our main market tent to request assistance from our staff in shopping the market.