An Amazing Indoor Farmer’s Market

Maybe you all know about this spot, but I had never heard of it: Oakland Farmer’s Market! On a recent trip to return some fake hair to Sally Beauty (that’s a story for another time), I discovered this massive indoor farmer’s market in Oakland. It’s a wholesale market that is open year-round and has fabulous deals.

The produce, meat and fish were gorgeous and cheap. They carry Farm Raised and Wild Caught fish. Looking for eggplant? They had about 7 varieties including Japanese, Chinese, Dominican and Indian eggplant! I am a tomato nut and they have every variety of tomato you can think of. Besides produce, meat, fish and dairy, they even had staples–not a huge selection–but enough that you could do a full shop there, local honey, and prepared food such as hot grill items, soups and sandwiches. They also had a good assortment of  International foods (seaweed for sushi, Asian wrappers, Mexican soda)

They carry things I’d never heard of!

Check out some of these prices:
• Medley tomatoes: .99¢/ pint
• Blackberries: $1.99/pint
• Limes: 5 for $1
• Chobani yogurt, $1
• Mango: $99/lb
• Red Snapper, $7.99/lb
• Salmon, $9.99/lb
• Organic Farm-raised, antibiotic-free chicken, $2.79/lb–that is not a typo!

Oakland Farmer’s Market, 350 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ 07436.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!


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