HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - As New Jersey's efforts to stem COVID-19 begin to bear fruit, more and more initiatives are cautiously poking their heads out of the ground and seeing daylight. After careful consideration regarding logistics and social distancing protocols, Hoboken and Jersey City both announced Thursday the return of two more farmer's markets.

Last week, Hoboken announced that while the privately run Garden Street Farmers' Market was canceling its 2020 season, the Hoboken Farmers' Market—located in Church Square—would be returning. Today, the City announced the addition of a second market to be held on Saturday mornings under the viaduct.

"The City of Hoboken in partnership with Bijou Properties will host the Uptown Farmers Market every Saturday from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM under the 14th Street viaduct between Grand and Adams Streets," reads the statement. "The market will open starting May 30, 2020. Stony Hill Farms will be selling their Jersey Fresh produce, Hoboken Farms and Paolo’s Kitchen’s will sell locally made eats, along with Pickle-Licious, Valley Creamery’s sheep’s milk cheese, and more."

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Meanwhile, traveling up the viaduct, Farms in the Heights announced that they would be returning to Riverview-Fisk Park on Sundays starting May 31—having to overcome not only the pandemic, but the scheduled reconstruction of the park over the summer.

"After quite a bit of back and forth, it’s confirmed that our location will continue to be Riverview-Fisk Park, albeit with a few adjustments," said their statement on social media. "We will be working around the ongoing construction by leveraging the green space on the East side of Ogden, Bowers Street and Holland Ave."

Farmers' Markets region-wide are adopting new measures to mitigate COVID concerns, including social distancing and pre-ordering. Check with your favorite Farmers' Market to see what they have in store for 2020.

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