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Farmers, Families, Food and Fun at the AC Farmers Market

Looking for something fun and fresh to do this week? The Atlantic City Farmers Market provides a taste of homegrown produce and homemade goods. Now in its 14th year, this is one of the most popular New Jersey farmers markets and is the perfect place for locals and visitors alike to congregate and browse offerings from area growers and vendors.

Sights and Sounds
This seasonal celebration of all things fresh features vibrant displays of ripe fruits and vegetables, scintillating homemade baked goods and the savory sounds of live local music acts. Many market patrons take their purchases down to the Boardwalk or beach to enjoy the region’s bounty.

Why shop at the farmers market? You’ll find fresh food that was grown locally using sustainable practices and usually without the use of pesticides. You’ll also get to meet the region’s agricultural heroes and sample the local flavor in an environment buzzing with color and culture.

The Details
This year, the seasonal market runs from July 10 - September 27. Stop by City Center Park (1200 Atlantic Avenue) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday or the new location at Bartram Avenue and the Boardwalk on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you want to check out other Atlantic City, New Jersey farmers markets, you’ll find two more nearby. The Brigantine Beach farmers market is held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Haneman Park on Revere Boulevard and 15th Street.

The Margate Community Farmers Market at 9700 Amherst Avenue offers everything from in-season fruits and vegetables to flowers, soap, coffee and cheese. It’s open Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Both of these markets typically run from mid-June through mid- to late-August. Always check to make sure the markets are open before finalizing your plans.

If you’re in Atlantic City this summer, check out a local farmers market for a shopping trip that’s healthier and more fun than the typical grocery store grind.