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Farmers Market FAQs

NDD Common Greens Farmers Market

Located in Downtown Newark at the Former PSE&G Plaza
80 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102 (map)

Thursdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
May 28 through October 29
(weather permitting)

When is the NDD Common Greens Farmers Market held?

The market is held every Thursday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. In 2020, it will run from May 28 through October 29.

Where is the market held?

The market is held in the former PSE&G Plaza, a large, open-air space located at 80 Park Place in Newark, NJ.

What happens if it rains?

The market is held every week from May through October. In the event of a weather forecast calling for heavy rain, the market will be cancelled and will resume the following week. 

What else is near the market?

The market is located in the heart of Downtown Newark, convenient to office buildings such as PSE&G and Prudential, venues such as the Prudential Center and New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Military Park, and a multitude of Downtown shops and businesses.

Is there shade?

The plaza is surrounded by large, mature trees that ring the plaza and provide plenty of cooling shade on a hot day.

Is there entertainment?

Every week, the NDD brings in a different local musician or band to perform throughout the duration of the market. Musical styles range all the way from folk to soul.

Is the market accessible to public transportation?

Newark is an extremely accessible city! The Military Park Light Rail station is adjacent to the plaza. Newark Penn Station is 3 blocks away. And NJTransit buses 13, 24, 27, 29, 30, 39, 41, 44, 59, 71, 72, 73, 76, 78, 79, 108, and 378 all stop within a block of the market.

Where can I park?

There are several public parking lots within a few blocks of the market (look for parking information here). There is also on-street parking and parking for vendors is directly adjacent to the plaza.

Can I apply to be a vendor?

Yes! The NDD Common Greens Farmers Market Vendor Application is located here. If approved, spots at the market are open to home-based businesses, those looking to expand into a brick-and-mortar, or already-established businesses in Newark or elsewhere. For additional information on vending and associated fees, reach out to laura@downtownnewark.com. 

Are the vendors inspected?

Every vendor at the market undergoes a thorough inspection by the City of Newark.The permit required by the City includes an application, doctor’s note, warrant check, and Health and Fire Department certification (if applicable).

What Farmers will be at the market?

In 2020, the market will host Norz Hill Farm (norzhillfarm.com) and Free Haven Farms (https://freehaveneducationalfarms.com). Both will feature a variety of fresh fruit and produce grown in the Garden State, as well as fresh meat and eggs, baked goods, and fresh cut flowers. In addition, the market features urban farmers from right in Newark. Visit The Greater Newark Conservancy and Newark Agricultural Cooperative stands to purchase additional fruits and vegetables as well as learn about urban farming.

What other kinds of vendors are at the market?

There are a host of other offerings at the market, including organic desserts, soul food, empanadas, Argentinian-style burgers, kettle corn, iced teas and lemonade, beauty and bath products, artisanal jewelry, accessories, cultural apparel, and more!

How do I get a tote bag?

The NDD offers free, reusable shopping bags. Just visit the yellow NDD kiosk located right at the center of the market to sign up on the mailing list and get a free bag, as well as other seasonal giveaways.

Does the market accept vouchers?

The market accepts SNAP, WIC, and Senior Citizen Program Vouchers. In addition, the market partners with the Garden State Good Food Network to offer “Double Bucks,” which enable participants to purchase double the amount of fresh fruits and produce at half the price.  

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