Joining the Grove Street Farmer’s Market this year is new hot sauce vendor Gemini-Crow, and 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,
Here are the schedules for this season’s farmers markets in Jersey City.
Monday and Thursday 4-8pm
Grove PATH Plaza
Wednesday and Friday 11am-7pm
Journal Square PATH Plaza
Riverview-Fisk Park (1 Bowers St.)
Hamilton Park (McWilliams @ 8th St.)
New Jersey City University
110 Culver Ave. (in front of gym)
Lincoln Park (at the Gazebo)
Van Vorst Park
Van Vorst Park (281 Montgomery St.)
Get your local produce on!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let me know what you plan to do or did this weekend: tweet @jerseycitygia or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Community Health & Wellness Fair 11am-3pm (360 M.L.K. Drive).
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 Clark. 7:30pm at 1 McWilliams Place. (Hamilton Square). To buy tickets ($10 each), click here.
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.
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Let me know what you did this weekend @jerseycitygia