Shop Local 2012: Best Food Co-ops, Markets and CSAs

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Shop Local 2012: The best of Independent Morris and Essex Counties

The best food cooperatives, community-supported agriculture (csa) programs and natural markets

TOP PICK: GRASS ROOTS NATURAL MARKET
20 1st Ave.
Denville
973.627.5440
grassrootsnaturalmarket.com

This modest neighborhood market offers a surprisingly varied selection of organic produce and other grocery items (including organic dairy and grass-fed beef), as well as gluten-free baked goods, organic pet foods and a variety of supplements, health and beauty aids and homeopathic remedies. And if shopping here whets your appetite, there’s also a juice bar and an eat-in deli offering vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

BLOOMFIELD-MONTCLAIR CSA
Bloomfield-Montclair area
973.744.3474
bloomfield-montclaircsa.org

BOXED ORGANICS
Montclair area
boxedorganicsnj.com

CSA NEWARK
85 Hamilton St., Newark
csanewark.com

THE HEALTH SHOPPE
207 Route 206, Chester
908.879.7555
66 Morris St., Morristown
973.538.9131
thehealthshoppes.com

MILLBURN/SHORT HILLS CSA
Millburn–Short Hills area
millburnshorthillscsa.blogspor t.com

MONTCLAIR COMMUNITY FOOD CO-OP
108 Orange Rd., Montclair
201.264.3658, montclaircsa.org

PURPLE DRAGON CO-OP
289 Washington St., Glen Ridge
973.429.0391, purpledragon.com

STARBRITE’S MORRISTOWN ORGANIC CSA
Morristown area, 973.984.2432

The best farmers’ markets

TOP PICK: Morristown Farmers’ Market

Spring and Morris streets, Morristown 973.455.1133, morristown-nj.org

There’s a reason some 1,000 visitors throng this 20-year-old market every Sunday from June through November. Host to seven family-owned farms and dozens of specialty vendors, the market offers an extraordinary variety of fresh and locally grown products, including organic fruits and vegetables, poultry and pot pies from Griggstown Quail Farm, fresh flowers, honey from Tassot Apiaries, small-batch cheeses, artisanal baked goods and freshly caught fish from the Jersey Shore. Even more to love: Each week, farmers donate surplus produce to Morristown’s Community Soup Kitchen.

Boonton Farmers’ Market
Upper Plane Street parking lot
Boonton
973.257.9107
boontonmainstreet.org/markets.php

Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market
Railroad Plaza South and Fairmount Avenue, Chatham
973.635.0674 x588
chathamboroughfarmersmarket.org

Chester Farmers’ Market
Perry Street, Chester
908.705.7968
chesternjfarmersmarket.org

Denville Farmers’ Market
Bloomfield Avenue parking lot
Denville
denvillefarmersmarket.com

Long Valley Green Market
20 Schooley’s Mountain Rd.
Long Valley
908.672.2458
longvalleygreenmarket.com

Main Street South Orange Farmers’ Market
Sloan Street parking lot
South Orange
973.763.6899
mainstreetsouthorange.org

Millburn Farmers’ Market
Essex and Main streets, municipal parking lot #1
Millburn
973.379.2341
downtownmillburn.org

Montclair Farmers’ Market
Walnut Street station
Montclair
973.228.2466
montclairnjusa.org

Roseland Farmers’ Market
Roseland and Harrison avenues
Roseland
973.477.0949

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