The Metuchen Farmers Market is operated by Metuchen Farmers Market Inc., an independent nonprofit created in 2018. The mission of the Metuchen Farmers Market Inc. is to foster responsible local agriculture, independent artisan producers, and healthy sustainable eating, through celebrating access to the freshness and seasonal deliciousness all around us in New Jersey.
Previously, from 2011 to 2017 the organization grew, under the umbrella of the Chamber, into a fairly large organization with between 20 and 30 regular volunteers, a board of directors, vendor contracts, a handbook of regulations, and close cooperation with the Parking Authority, the Senior Center, the Health Department, the Police Department and the Boro Administrator. Becoming a separate corporation with all that entails (bylaws, insurance etc.), was the next step in our growth. Currently located on the new beautiful location in the Town Plaza, the Chamber Board agreed that an independent Metuchen Farmers Market organization would be good for our future as a community.
The Market thanks the vendors for choosing to participate in the market, showing up week after week in good weather and bad, because they know shoppers expect/look forward to seeing them, and there wouldn’t be a market without them! The Market thanks the community and chamber members that participate during different weeks, the talented local musicians that perform, and the many volunteers who helped create the vision and make it all possible. Finally, the Market thanks you, the community supporters and shoppers at the Market. Every Saturday is a wonderful confluence of vendors, shoppers and events that in our greatest hopes result in an enjoyable experience that will lure you back week after week.