10 New Jersey Winter Farmers Markets You Don't Want to Miss

Rutgers Gardens Winter Farmers Market,  Third Friday of the month, Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar. 18, Apr. 15. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick. (outdoors) Stop by and congratulate farmer Jess Niederer of Chickadee Creek Farm for being named NJ’s Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year. She's off next month to compete in the national round. Whoohoo! I already knew she was great when I profiled her in my book but I am so thrilled to see her being recognized in this big, big way.

Cranford Indoor Winter Market, Saturdays Jan. 16 - Mar. 19. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford. The only winter market in Union County. Score some jam-tastic joy from Jams by Kim, scoop up pickles, pierogies, honey and more delights from Judith's Dessert Boutique, Norz Hill Farms, Hoboken Farms and Paolo's Kitchen.

Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market - Third Sunday of the month,  Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 20, Apr. 17. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dvoor Farm, 11 Mine St., Raritan Twp. Now inside their snazzy new classroom.

Princeton Farmers Market, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Princeton Public Library community room, 65 Witherspoon St. Princeton (indoors)

Denville Farmers Market- Jan. 24, Feb. 7& 21, Mar. 6&20, Apr. 3 & 17, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bloomfield Ave lot, Denville (outdoors)

Slow Food Northern NJ Indoor Winter Market- Feb. 7. 12-4 p.m. The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood (indoors)

West Windsor Community Farmers Market- Second Saturday of the month-  2/13, 3/12, 4/9. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Road, West Windsor (indoors). Be on the lookout for ghee from Pure Indian Foods.

Montclair Farmers' MarketEvery Saturday. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Walnut Street Train Station, Montclair (outdoors)

Morris County Winter Farmers' Market- Every Sunday. Over 25 local food vendors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills St., Morristown (indoors)

Ramsey Farmers MarketEvery Sunday through March. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Eric Smith School, Monroe St., Ramsey (indoors)