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Jersey City’s New Hot Sauce!

GeminiCrowJoining the Grove Street Farmer’s Market this year is new hot sauce vendor Gemini-Crowand boy is that sauce hot!

Dov Teta, a former co-worker of mine way back, founded Gemini-Crow while being a stay-at-home dad for his daughters.

As a supporter of entrepreneurs and small businesses (as well as a lover of hot sauce!), naturally, I had to check out the goods.

I chose Burn, Blackberry Belle, and the Devil His Due (not a typo).


All sauces are quite hot, so a little goes a long way. My favorite is Blackberry Belle, as it’s a little sweeter and has less burn than the others, but they are all good and fiery. There are also two jarred sauces under the “Doom” label.

Stop by Dov’s stand at The Grove Street Farmers Market on Thursdays and you can try each sauce in the Gemini-Crow collection and hear his recommendations for food pairings. All are gluten-free and vegan. Each bottle is $7.99, but you can buy 3 for $21 at the market.

Best of all, if you mention that you read about it on Jersey City Gal, he may just give you a discount.

Feel the burn,

Jersey City Farmers Markets 2015


Here are the schedules for this season’s farmers markets in Jersey City.

Grove Street
Monday and Thursday 4-8pm
Grove PATH Plaza

Journal Square
Wednesday and Friday 11am-7pm
Journal Square PATH Plaza

Paulus Hook
Saturday 10am-4pm
Washington St.

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

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

New Jersey City University
Thursday 4-7pm
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
Van Vorst Park (281 Montgomery St.)

Get your local produce on!

What’s Happening This Weekend in Jersey City? 7/12/13


Friday is here yet again, which means the weekend is upon us! It may be the middle of summer, but there is plenty going on in Jersey City.

Friday 7/12/13

Creative Grove Art Market Visit the Grove Street PATH plaza to check out local art, jewelry and other crafts. 3pm-9pm. Shop our local vendors.

‘Multiplicities’ Reception 5:30-8pm. This exhibition of imaginative visual systems features drawings, paintings, and wall installations by Milosz Koziej, Megan Klim, Bill Rybak, Loura van der Meule, Nyugen E. Smith, Vincent Salvati, William Stamos, Liz Cohen, Winifred McNeill, Greg Brickey, Max Velez and James Pustorino. Includes Music on the Lawn with jazz vibraphonist Eldad Tarmu.  Held at Victory Hall Drawing Rooms (180 Grand St.).

Live at the Lumberyard! Palisade Lumber & Supply Co. plays host to free live music tonight in conjunction with the Riverview Neighborhood Association. Lineup includes GMJ Groove, America’s Sweetheart and Sea of Otters at 7pm.

Female Flow’s Salute the Queens From 9pm-2am, stop by Jordan’s Lounge (247 Newark Ave.) to see a showcase of female music acts, including emcees, singers and DJs. $10 cover.


Saturday 7/13/13

Van Vorst Farmer’s Market Stop by Van Vorst Park (Montgomery St. & Jersey Ave.) from 8:30am-3pm to gather all of your local produce.

Free Waterfront Vinyasa Yoga at Owen Grundy Pier (Exchange Place, next to Hyatt). Get your stretch on from 9-10:15am, while taking in the view of Manhattan.

Ed’s Exchange Merchant Market Shop the flea or sell your own goods. 10am-6pm at McGinley Square (672 Bergen Ave.) Tables are $10-20.

K9dergarten is hosting an adoption event at their facility (173 Newark Ave.) from 12-4pm.

Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery (435 Newark Ave.) plays stage to a performance of “Henry VIII” by Hudson Shakespeare Company at 5pm. Required donation of $10. All proceeds directly benefit the Historic Cemetery Restoration Project.

St. Anthony of Padua’s Annual Summer Festival is being held on 6th St. between Monmouth and Brunswick Sts. from 5-10pm. Enjoy games, rides, food vendors and a money wheel. The musical act is rock band Sequoia.

Tachair Art Gallery‘s 2nd annual opening reception celebrates one year with Flora, Fauna, and Faces by EDE Art Productions at 260 Newark Ave. at 7pm. The art show features original art in oil and acrylic by Elaine James, Diane Lombardi-Fleming and Erin Jensen. There will also be live entertainment by David Case. Free entry and refreshments but donation suggested.

Sunday 7/14/13

Mindfulness Meditation. From 9-10:30am, join others in the community for a morning meditation session at Yoga Shunya (275 Grove St., 3rd fl.) Small donation suggested.

Farmer’s Market at Riverview Fisk Park. Buy farm-fresh produce and unique local goods from 9am-2pm. Plus, FREE YOGA TODAY!! (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details here.

Block Party Exhibition at Liberty Science Center 10am-4:30pm.

Cake Boss’ Buttercream Cake Class Learn how to make cake at either 4-6pm (631 Grove St.).

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is hosting a street festival. Enjoy food, games, rides, and entertainment at 99 Broadway from 6-11pm.

Salsa Under the Sun! Yesenia Peralta hosts salsa lessons from 6-7pm at Boca Grande (564 Washington Blvd.) $10 per person.

Let me know what you plan to do or did this weekend: tweet @jerseycitygia or email me at



What’s Happening in Jersey City This Weekend?


Friday 5/3/13:

Polish Flag Raising Celebrate your heritage at the City Hall Council Chambers (280 Grove Street) for the Polish Flag Raising ceremony (12pm).

Spring craft of the week for children at the Zabriskie St. branch of the library (the Heights). 3:30pm; registration required. Details here.

Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Historic downtown is hosting its annual Mexican fete. 4pm-12am. 279 Grove St.

Creative Grove Art Market Visit the Grove Street PATH area to check out local art. 3pm-9pm.


Saturday 5/4/13:

Van Vorst Farmer’s Market Stop by Van Vorst Park (Montgomery St. & Jersey Ave.) from 8:30am-3pm to gather all of your local produce.

Park Cleanup & Planting Webb Park Gardens with Communipaw Avenue Block Association (384 Communipaw Ave.) 8am. Visit for details.

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Show off your stuff at Pershing Field’s Babe Ruth Field (201 Central Ave.) from 9:30-1pm. Click here for more details.

Ed’s Exchange Merchant Market Shop the flea or sell your own goods. 10am- 6pm at McGinley Square (672 Bergen Ave.) Tables are $10-20. More info here.

Community Health & Wellness Fair 11am-3pm (360 M.L.K. Drive).

Not Yo Mama’s Parks & Crafts. Drop by Van Vorst Park (Montgomery St. and Jersey Ave.) anytime from 11am-4pm to shop innovative crafty goods and listen to live music.

Jersey City Pet Owner’s Day. Drop by the Bethune Center parking lot (140 M.L.K. Drive) anytime from 10am to 4pm to get your fluffy friend free rabies shots, free 3-in-1 shots, and licensing (cats do not need to be licensed in Jersey City). Clinics will also provide free counseling on spay/neutering, and for a small fee, microchipping, take-home dosages of Strongid (for worms), and activity flea/tick treatments. Keep your pet healthy. For more information, click here.

Kentucky Derby Day! Bars all over the city will be serving up drink specials (and mint juleps) in honor of the race.

Art House Productions presents “Sketching Summer’s Twilight,” a new musical project that needs public feedback. Hence, a talk and party after the performance. Composed by Kevin Clark7:30pm at 1 McWilliams Place. (Hamilton Square). To buy tickets ($10 each), click here.

The Attic Ensemble, Jersey City’s Theater Group, presents “Round and Round The Rose Garden” at 8pm at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.).


Sunday 5/5/13

Farmer’s Market at Riverview Fisk Park. Buy farm-fresh produce and unique local goods from 9am-2pm. (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details here.

Mindfulness Meditation. From 9-10:30, join others in the community for a morning meditation session at Yoga Shunya (275 Grove St., 3rd fl.) Small donation suggested.

Families, it’s time for the annual St. Mark’s Easterfest. Activities planned for this year include a bungee run, basketball & soccer shootout challenges, a bounce castle, a dunk tank and many other events. Plenty of food (cheesesteaks, burgers, dogs, wings) will help you replenish. 10am to 4pm, free entry, open to public. Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mark (427 West. Side Ave.) For more details, click here.

Spring Rummage Sale at St. Matthew’s Church. Shop through clothing, furniture, and housewares. All proceeds are donated to the church. St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (83 Wayne St.) 12pm-3pm.

Art Opening: “Night and Day.” Stop by Victory Hall Drawing Rooms (180 Grand Street) from 3pm-5pm to see the works of famous local artists in a variety of mediums. Free admission; details here.

Chili Cook Off All are welcome for the small fee of $5 to taste over 20 chilis from different resident and restuarant Jersey City chefs. 12pm-4pm, Grove Street Plaza. Click here for more info.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Lots of drink specials at Jersey City Restaurants. I’ll be at Boca Grande for my festive margarita and Taqueria Downtown (it’s finally reopened after Sandy!) for a taco.


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Let me know what you did this weekend @jerseycitygia