Spring Market Hours
Fridays, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Under the COVID-19 restrictions, and until we resume our normal summer hours, Cook’s Market will be open every Friday.
We hope to resume our weekly regular season schedule in May 2020.
Please see our current updated operation and safety policies HERE.
The farmers market at Rutgers Gardens began as a student-led project with nine vendors. Ten years later, the market moved into its new home, Cook’s Market. We are grateful to all of the donors who supported the permanent structure, which provides protected space for vendors and customers to shop. Today the market features more than 25 vendors, including the Student Farm at Rutgers Gardens, which demonstrates land stewardship by practicing sustainable growing practices and providing our communities with quality, nutritious food.
We believe in supporting our local farmers and artisans. Cook’s Market offers a variety of local goods, produce, meats, cheeses, and prepared foods.
Our vendors for the winter season are listed below, but may vary from week to week. For the most up-to-date weekly list of vendors, watch our Facebook page or sign up for our email newsletter to see which vendors will be here and what special promotions they’re offering.
Chickadee Creek Farm
|Neil’s Sharpening Service (once a month)|
Neshanic Valley Beekeepers
|Silver Birch Kitchens|
Spoon Me Soups
Stefan’s Polish Foods
The purpose of Cook’s Market at Rutgers Gardens is to provide a well-managed and organized marketplace for both the local farmer/producer and patron. Our aim is to encourage the development of local agricultural and specialty products, as well as promote local economic development and community building through educational and family-friendly activities.
For information on how to become a vendor, please contact Alex Sawatzky
Cook’s Market Green Roof
The green roof on top of Cook’s M