Farming and Local Food

The Foodshed Alliance is a grassroots non-profit devoted to promoting sustainable farming and locally grown, fresh, healthy food in northern New Jersey. Located in Blairstown, we believe that the future of our health, our land, and our communities depends, to great extent, on the existence of local farms—that farmers are the keystone to our connection with our food, the land and our sense of place. It is this conviction that drives us to work with farmers, consumers, and agricultural professionals to foster a self-sustaining “foodshed” that supports farmers, nourishes people, respects the land, and strengthens our communities.

The Foodshed Alliance’s LocalShare program connects people in need to locally grown, natural foods through gleaning and education. It brings volunteers to local farms to harvest food that would not otherwise be brought to market, and delivers it to food pantries throughout the region who, in turn, distribute the fresh produce to people in need.

The Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network operates the Blairstown Farmers Market.  With the idea of building a locally resilient food system, the market is based on core values: direct farmer-to-consumer interaction; food grown via sustainable growing practices which respects the people, the land, and our communities; and quality, nutritious food which promotes the viability of small family farming, enhances the local economy and protects our valuable agricultural lands.

The market is located on Route 521, across from the Blairstown Elementary School, and operates from June through October, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a true showcase of the agriculture of our region while becoming the heartbeat of our community center each weekend.

Blairstown Farmers’ Market

Blairstown Farmers' Market

P.O. Box 713
Blairstown, NJ 07825

5 Stillwater Road
Blairstown, NJ 07825
Open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Three Locations

173 Speedwell Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960

1164 Rt. 10 West
Randolph, NJ 07869

251 Main St.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840