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, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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