Update: Many improvements have been made at the market over the past few months so take note of notes within this article that highlight those changes.
There’s a new market in town!
The Stockton Market happens every weekend and includes many of the vendors you’ve come to know and love at area farmers’ markets. The difference? A cozy indoor venue.
As soon as we walked in last Sunday, from a sunny but cold day, The Coffee Scoop’s coffee urns welcomed us with their warmth and lovely smell (good placement!). The market is mostly food vendors, with crafts, gifts and other products mixed in. Fresh baked goods, artisanal cheeses, free-range, pastured meats, fresh fish, vegetables, coffee, eggs and even ice cream greeted us as we wound our way through the space.
The market began at the end of last November and is going strong, adding vendors and with talk of expanding into another room, says Peter Errico, who owns the space (formerly Errico’s Market) and Riverbank Arts gallery right next door [Note: Riverbank Arts will be closing soon]. As we chatted with the vendors, they were pleased with the traffic and excited about offering their products in an area not as well served by fresh, local food. Dawn McBeth, owner of Ambrosia (great baked goods), oversees the market [see her contact info below].
Here’s a list of the vendors. [Note: See the market’s website for all of the current vendors.] The market is open every Friday (3 – 7 pm), Saturday (9 am – 4 pm) and Sunday (10 am – 4 pm). This list of vendors is subject to change.
Stockton Farmers’ Market
19 Bridge Street
Stockton, NJ 08559
Fresh seasonal pies, quiche, Alsatian onion tart, croissants, brioche, pate, and other yummies. Based in Stockton, NJ. Contact at 609.610.3532 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chettie’s Exotic Mushrooms
Crimini, PomPom, Beech, Maitake, Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms. Contact email@example.com or 609.610.4043.
The Coffee Scoop
Certified, Fair Trade, organic, shade grown and/or Rainforest Alliance-certified. Based in Pipersville, PA. Look them up at www.freshcoffeescoop.com, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 215.766.7918.
Flint Hill Farm
Goat and cow milk artisan cheeses, pasteurized yogurt, and fresh cream butter. Based in Coopersburg, PA. Please place orders in advance. Contact them at 610-838-2928 or www.flinthill-farm.org.
Half Pint Kitchen
Gourmet, super premium ice cream, sorbet and gelato, made right at the Stockton Market by Robin Damstra and Jim Salant. Keep up with this week’s flavors on their Facebook page or website.
Highland Co. Gourmet Market
Local raised Highland beef, baked goods, prepared foods (and Valley Shepherd Creamery cheeses on Saturdays). Based outside of Stockton, NJ. Reach them at 908.996.3362 or www.highlandmarket.com.
Italian cannolis, tomato pies, sauce and calzone. Based in Philadelphia, contact them at 215.468.0720 or email at email@example.com.
Maddalena’s Catering and Cheesecakes
Cheesecakes, pies, full-service catering. Based in Ringoes, NJ. Contact them at 609.466.7510 or www.maddalenascatering.com.
Milk House Farm Market
Locally grown vegetables (own and other farms), eggs and Zone 7 (NJ) fresh organic and sustainably grown ingredients. Based in Newtown, PA, you can reach them at 215.852.4305 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Tyme BBQ
Delicious barbeque meat, including brisket, pork and chicken, available for takeout. [Sorry, don’t have any contact info.]
Pastured chicken, turkey, pork and lamb (in season). Based in Pipersville, PA, reach them at 215.317.0889 or email at email@example.com.
Tassot Apiaries, Inc.
All produced from our own hives: honey, cream honey, beeswax candles and soaps, comb honey, honey pollen, honey sticks. Contact them at 908.996.0984 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, then, the non-food vendors…
All Natural Dried Spices and Herbs
Wide assortment of spices. Based in Flemington, NJ. Contact at email@example.com or 908.782.4664.
Bloem Flowers and Gifts
Homemade gifts, flowers and arrangements. Based in Stockton, NJ. Contact them at 215.870.2537.
Karibbean Kappa Bodycare (Saturday only)
All natural bodycare lotions made with Shea butter. Based in Bethlehem, PA. Contact them at 484.554.7253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plum Creek Designs
Custom embroidery. Based in Sergeantsville, NJ. Reach them at 908.303.5944 or email at email@example.com.
Hand-woven baskets by Martha Malford-Dreswick. Based in Flemington, NJ. Reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, Lynne Hewitt, masseuse, who gave Mark a very nice chair massage! She’s based in Buckingham, PA. You can reach her at 215-589-2218 or email@example.com.
19 Bridge Street
Stockton, NJ 08559
NOTE: This was updated on February 15, 2010 to add new vendors.
NOTE: This was updated on September 7, 2010 to add/remove vendors. Forgive me if I’ve left anyone out, but do let me know and I’ll add them.
NOTE: This was updated on December 16, 2011.