Archive of ‘Specialty Markets’ category

JC Oddities Market [Saturday, May 20th]

The JC Oddities Market takes place this Saturday May 20th from 12-8pm at Cathedral Hall (380 Montgomery St.).

Imagine two whole floors of fantastic finds, including oddities, taxidermy, macabre collectibles, 8bit art, original works by dozens of talented artists and more. Full list of vendors here.

To unique finds,
JCG

Groove on Grove 10-Year Anniversary Party

The Groove on Grove concert series is back for its 10th (!) season this Wednesday, May 3rd. Join The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District for the opening night celebration at the Grove Street PATH Plaza at 6pm.

Dancing Tony of Rock-it Docket will be bringing Jersey City the very best of local musicians this season. Wednesday’s Lineup:
The Milwaukees
Segunda Quimbamba
Universal Rebel

Cocktails and food will be served from local restaurants plus, the Artist & Maker Market will coincide for the celebration, so you can shop all your favorite Jersey City artisans, crafters, and entrepreneurs.

GonG,
JCG

Jersey City Farmers Markets 2017

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Here are the schedules for this season’s farmers markets in Jersey City, kicking off today at the Grove Street PATH Plaza.

Create your dinner around local produce and specialty foods, while also checking out unique items like handcrafted soaps and kitchen tools. Some markets even offer cooking classes, children’s activities, live music and free yoga on certain dates.

Go for the fun and to find information about community programs and other initiatives happening in your micro community of Jersey City. Meet your local vendors, your neighbors (and their pets!), and be involved with the greater picture of the development of Jersey City in 2017.

Grove Street
Monday and Thursday 4-8pm
(May-December)
Grove PATH Plaza

Exchange Place
Tuesday 3-8pm
(May-December)
Harborside Plaza 5

Journal Square
Wednesday and Friday 11am-7pm
(June-November)
Journal Square PATH Plaza

Paulus Hook
Saturday 10am-4pm
(May-Thanksgiving)
Washington St.

The Heights
Sunday 10am-3pm
(May-Thanksgiving)
Riverview-Fisk Park (1 Bowers St.)

Hamilton Park
Wednesday 3-7pm
(May-December)
Hamilton Park (McWilliams @ 8th St.)

Arlington Park
Saturday 10am-2pm
(June-Oct.)
Arlington and Ocean Aves

New Jersey City University
Thursday 4-7pm
(June-November)
110 Culver Ave. (in front of gym)

Lincoln Park
Sunday 10am-3pm
(mid June-November)
Lincoln Park (at the Gazebo)

Van Vorst Park
Saturday 8am-3pm
(May-December)
Van Vorst Park (281 Montgomery St.)

Get your LOCAL on!
JCG

Jersey City Fish Stand Turns 1 – And You Win!

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Jersey City Fish Stand is turning 1 this month!

And they are celebrating in a big way.

Starting this weekend, Jersey City Fish Stand is offering:

*New oven-ready meals like pinwheels, kabobs, and burgers

*Express prepared sides from their farmers market friends

*Extended in-store hours: Monday-Friday 11-7:30 & Saturday 10-5.

*Tastings of the menu (including that crab dip…)

Stop by the shop from 12/2-12/7 for free samples, 15% off all new prepared items, and a chance to win a gift card!

Swim it to win it,
JCG

Project Jersey City Holiday Market 12/3-12/4

Jersey City Project Market

The Jersey City Project hosts its fourth annual holiday Project: MARKET this year on December 3rd & 4th, 2016 from 11am-6pm. The heated outdoor market features a variety of local vendors and is located next to City Hall (280 Grove Street to be exact) in the Historic Downtown section of Jersey City.

The kick-off event of Jersey City’s holiday shopping season highlights local businesses and food vendors, encouraging economic growth amongst small businesses. Eat, shop, drink, and be merry!

Keep it local JC!
JCG

Jersey City’s Midnight Market 11/4

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Tonight Jersey City hosts its first Midnight Market!

Imagine your favorite Jersey City outdoor markets, except this one is indoors (at Harborside Atrium) and at night—and for adults only 😉

Think: leisurely strolling, shopping, eating, drinking while listening to a DJ spinning and oh, just the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. The party starts at 6:30pm and ends at…? Yes, Cinderella time.

The DL #s on an “as each” basis:

Cover: $5
Yum Noms: $5
Adult Bevvies: $5
Parking if needed: $5

It is encouraged that you bring ca$h in increments < 20. ATMs will be available on site, because we’re prepared for you to be excited.

Oh, and my fave part is “Skip the line and Shine.” If you pre-purchase your entrance fee, you get to hop on through and get “glow” swag.

For all other info, here’s the FB link.

They call it a bazaar. I call it… ba-zha-zha-zoo…get your bumble bum over!

Shop local, support local, and have fun doing it,
JCG

All About Downtown Street Fair 2016

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Jersey City: Saturday, September 17th is the annual and all-out awesome All About Downtown Street Fair.

Stroll up or down Newark Avenue (between Grove St. and Jersey Ave.) to soak up live music, nosh on noms, sip adult bevvies, and shop from 11am-6pm.

There will be over 100 local vendors and plenty of fun activities for the kids, too.

FB info here.

Shop local. Support local.
JCG

Jersey City Farmers Markets 2016

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Here are the schedules for this season’s farmers markets in Jersey City. Besides stocking up on produce and specialty foods, you can eat lunch on the spot from various food trucks and drink stands. And you can shop specialty items, usually handcrafted soaps, oils and other bath & body luxuries. Live music, children’s activities and free yoga are also at certain markets occasionally (check their schedules).

Many markets also have stands with information about community programs in Jersey City and other initiatives happening in your micro community of this grand city. Meet your local vendors, your neighbors (and their pets!), and be involved with the greater picture of the development of Jersey City in 2016.

Grove Street
Monday and Thursday 4-8pm
(May-December)
Grove PATH Plaza

Journal Square
Wednesday and Friday 11am-7pm
(June-November)
Journal Square PATH Plaza

Paulus Hook
Saturday 10am-4pm
(May-Thanksgiving)
Washington St.

The Heights
Sunday 10am-3pm
(May-Thanksgiving)
Riverview-Fisk Park (1 Bowers St.)

Hamilton Park
Wednesday 4-8pm
(May-December)
Hamilton Park (McWilliams @ 8th St.)

New Jersey City University
Thursday 4-7pm
(June-November)
110 Culver Ave. (in front of gym)

Lincoln Park
Sunday 10am-3pm
(late June-November)
Lincoln Park (at the Gazebo)

Van Vorst Park
Saturday 8am-3pm
(May-December)
Van Vorst Park (281 Montgomery St.)

Get your LOCAL on!
JCG

Jersey City Fish Stand

John & Jill Sabochick in front of Blair Urban’s mural in their Jersey City Fish Stand shop (and behind their daily dips for customers to try)

John and Jill Sabochick moved to Jersey City in 2015 and noticed that there was something lacking: “We wanted fresh fish but couldn’t really find what we were looking for,” says John. It sparked the idea of opening a fish market, “but first we wanted to see if other people wanted this, too.”

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Some offerings on my weekday afternoon visit

The power duo teamed up with partner Kevin Pipchick and decided to test the idea by working the 2015 season at the Jersey City Farmers’ Markets and discovered that indeed, there was a Jersey City fish need. After their sales success last market season,  John, Jill, and Kevin opened Jersey City Fish Stand, located at 508 Jersey Avenue, this past December. 

The brick-and-mortar Jersey City Fish Stand shop is the go-to for all of your pesce desires (supply varies depending on season and demand), six days a week at market prices. Walking into the store, you are greeted with a bright, clean and cheerful ambiance; decor includes a wall mural by local artist Blair Urban and a display of fish-hook themed merchandise.

The fish that the Sabochicks stock comes from all over the world, and they work with small vendors and big distributors in Hunt’s Point. “We bring in daily deliveries of fresh fish and then go off recommendations of what’s wild, what’s fishing and what’s coming in season—so we always have a lot of variety and our menu rotates every day,” says Jill. “That is our model,” adds John. All products are sold or repurposed into prepared foods within 48 hours.

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Filet selection the afternoon I visited, 3 hrs to closing. Pretty sure everything sold by then.

Since they do run out of varieties or the quality/ season deems the product not worth buying to sell, “We try to have enough items so we have the type of thing you’re looking for,” says John. “You may want a white fish or a richer-flavored fish or a whole fish, so we offer alternatives for whatever you want to cook.”

JC Fish Stand spice blends

Spice Blends to assist your fish prep

Additionally, Jersey City Fish Stand offers advice on how to care for and cook your fish, and they sell spice blends and meal starters in partnership with Bread & Spoon“We don’t just provide the ingredients, but walk you through how to put a meal together,” says Jill.

It’s a pretty brilliant concept—at least I think so living in the hustle and bustle that is Jersey City—for those of of us non-chefs crave simplicity but want to eat well. And, as John points out, “Some people get intimidated by new and different types of fish.”

Even better, Jersey City Fish Stand sells delectable treats from Jersey City Sweets that you can enjoy after dinner, taking the leg-work out of having something for the sugar-toothed loved ones around the table.

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Bread & Spoon treats & other fun merchandise

Click below to continue reading what’s even cooler about Jersey City Fish Stand

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Holiday Market

JC Project Holiday Market

Project Jersey City hosts its holiday market this weekend, December 5th & 6th in the backyard of City Hall from 11am-6pm.

Vendors are not all participating both days, so check it out when you’re downtown. Find unique gifts for your faves and support local businesses at the same time! What could be better?

And of course, there will be food and beverage vendors to fuel your energy.

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Check out what your local businesses are all about, Jersey City!

EAT.SHOP.DRINK. & be merry!
JCG

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