Food Fresh and Local at Farmers’ Markets, Well After the Frost

Other foodie finds along the Delaware River

Owners Steve Grabowski and Cheryl Olsten have created a visually striking, rustic environment with soaring rafters and an open-air farm-stand experience. You’ll be awed when you walk in the door (read more)

Stockton sitting just a short four miles above Lambertville on River Rd/Rte 209 boasts one of the state's finest farmers markets: the Stockton Market. Indoors and year-round, the market gives farmers a steady venue for their products and customers steady access to their favorite vendors...
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Come on in: At Stockton Market, shoppers and vendors find indoors is a good place to be

"Local farmers markets take place in all sorts of spots, from fields and parks to streets in the middle of town and farms way out in the countryside.

Yet even in the midst of all this diversity, the market in Stockton, N.J., is one of a kind.

Vendors set up shop indoors, it’s open Friday through Sunday, instead of following the usual one-day-a-week schedule favored by other local farmers markets.

And it stays open all winter, when local meats, cheeses, breads, prepared foods and crafts make up for dwindling supplies of locally grown produce.

“It’s very unique and it works,” says Steve Grabowski, the market’s new owner.

Grabowski and his wife, Cheryl Olsten, bought the building that houses the market last July, in part out of a desire to keep this vibrant enterprise going.

“I liked what it brought to the community,” Grabowski says."

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" This downtown market was saved by owners who decided to make it a Friday to Sunday only business featuring the products of local farmers and food vendors, including Texas-style BBQ and chocolates from the Painted Truffle."



"Farmers market, gourmet chocolate and cheese, organic local lavender, mushrooms, wine, ice cream stand, bakery and now coffee bar serving  La Colombe coffee. There aren't many local places where you can get a meal and dessert and shop for fresh produce and upscale grocery items in one place. With the addition of the coffee bar, the Stockton Market is in a class of its own."

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California meets New Jersey: Stockton Farm Market

By Leslie Mitchner // Photography by Andrew Wilkinson

If you’re not normally a frequenter of farm markets, you should become one now. Perhaps a back road trip to a small town on the Delaware will entice you. Once you go to the Stockton Farm Market, I can almost guarantee you will return. Last summer Cheryl Olsten and Steve Grabowski bought the building, which for decades was Errico’s Market, next to Phillips Fine Wine on Bridge Street. The couple (formerly publishers of New Jersey Life and then New Jersey Life Health & Beauty magazines) not only rescued the space from “repurposing” that would have abandoned the town to its fate with no grocery store or butcher, but they also reinvented the idea of what a market could be. Hiring Dawn McBeth as manager, totally redesigning and refitting the interior and exterior, and finding local vendors (including many from Bucks County) of the highest quality, they have created a place that is a model of its kind. Their timing is also right, as locavore food continues to find followers and as the country begins pulling out of a recession. 

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Spring Eataways

We have been selected as part of TastingTable's handpicked group of the very best places to start your day with coffee, indulge in an afternoon ice cream cone and round out a busy day with a satisfying meal. 

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US 1 News 

Stockton Market reviewed and written by Pat Tanner

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A Trip To Bountiful:
Jersey Farmers' Markets

Where farmers and shoppers meet, both benefit. Growers get a warm reception and a fair price, consumers unsurpassed quality and freshness—and a window into where our food comes from.

by Tammy La Gorce 


Farmers here hail from both sides of the Delaware. The products come from farms such as Gravity Hill, Purely, Tullamore and Storybook. The meats are all pasture raised and include many heritage breeds, and the fruit and produce is all raised on local farms. A carefully selected collection of artisans sell their baked goods, marmalades, pot pies and chocolates. The market also features a top-notch fishmonger, Metropolitan Seafood, a barbecue (Ron's Barbecue); an artisanal ice cream maker (Half Pint Kitchens); and a cafe. Fridays, 3–7 pm; Saturdays, 9 am–4 pm; Sundays, 10 am–4 pm; 19 Bridge St.

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Stacey Snacks

Special Places: Stockton Farmer's Market

Last weekend I had the pleasure of checking out the Stockton Farmer's Market. An indoor artisanal market, selling fabulous items, most of them being food. (read more)