The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza, next to the Princeton Public Library, on June 1.
At its May 8 meeting, the Princeton Council approved a resolution to allow the farmers market to use the city-owned portion of Hinds Plaza.
The farmers market will be held every Thursday from June 1st to November 16th. It opens at 10:00 and closes at 15:00.
The Princeton Farmers Market has been moving from location to location around Princeton since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020 and 2021, the farmers market moved from Hinds Plaza to the municipally owned Franklin Avenue parking lot. According to officials, this step was taken to ensure sufficient space and maintain social distance between vendors and visitors.
In 2022, the Princeton Farmers Market moved to the Dinky shuttle parking lot on Alexander Street.
The decision has been made to move the Princeton Farmers Market back to Hinds Plaza as work nears completion on the first phase of the Witherspoon Street beautification project, officials said.
“The reopening of the Princeton Farmers Market at Hinds Plaza will increase the pedestrian activity that was a priority in the (Witherspoon Street) improvements,” Deputy Administrator Dina Stockton wrote in a May 4 memo to the Princeton board.
At an earlier Princeton Council work session on the plan to bring it back to Hinds Plaza, Princeton Farmers Market representatives Jess Morrison and Natalie Fiorino said they expected about 22 vendors to sign on. Live music is expected during part of the market hours.
The Princeton Farmers Market Winter Market, which concluded April 20, featured 21 vendors offering home-grown mushrooms, farm-raised cheese, meats, eggs, fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Other vendors offered a variety of dishes that included North Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Italian food. There were several bakeries and even a bakery that produced small batches of homemade dog treats.