ELIZABETH, NJ - Alstede Farms held their weekly farmers market Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on High Street between Elizabeth and First Avenue. Lettuce, onions, strawberries and blueberries were among the variety of foods available.
“It's good for the kids,” said Alstede employee Martin Lucero. “They get to see other things, that it's not just the city.”
All of the food sold at the market is grown in New Jersey by Alstede Farms, which is headquartered in Chester, NJ. The farmers market accepts WIC and SNAP as payment along with debit.
The farmers market came about when city officials reached out to Alstede Farms to begin selling in Elizabeth. This is the third week that the market has been in operation and will continue until the last Tuesday in November.