Have a Safe and Happy July 4th

Pickling gherkins with spices and vinegar in vintage jars

Best pickles available at Picklelicious.com


Plan Ahead Don’t Wait to Get Our Pickles

Don’t disappoint this kid make sure you get plenty of Pickles for the weekend.



We Sell Black Truffle Sea Salt

Black Truffle Sea Salt: Truffles are a genuine treasure imported from Italy. Fusion Black Truffle Salt utilizes the unique power of sea salt to intensify the aroma and complex flavors of this exquisite mushroom. Truffle salt is ideal with egg dishes, pasta, mashed potatoes, red meat… even on buttered popcorn.

Uses: Salads, roasted vegetables, seafood, meats, pasta, finishing, popcorn, bread dipper (w/olive oil)
Ingredients: Sea salt, Black truffle
Product of: Italy

Shop for our
Black Truffle Sea Salt

Fermented Foods Can Help the Socially Awkward

If you feel totally awkward in social situations, then you need to eat more fermented foods, says science. 

A study by the University of Maryland found a link between fermented foods which contain probiotics – such as kimchi, miso soup, pickles and sauerkraut – and social anxiety.

‘It is likely that the probiotics in the fermented foods are favorably changing the environment in the gut, and changes in the gut in turn influence social anxiety,’ said professor of psychology Matthew Hilimire, who led the research.

He added: ‘I think that it is absolutely fascinating that the microorganisms in your gut can influence your mind.’

Around 700 students were asked to complete a questionnaire about their eating habits, alongside a wider study on social anxiety and neuroticism.

Participants answered questions about their consumption of fermented foods over the previous 30 days, as well as their levels of exercise and average consumption of fruit and veg.

‘The main finding was that individuals who had consumed more fermented foods had reduced social anxiety but that was qualified by an interaction by neuroticism,’ said Hilimire, adding,
‘What that means is that that relationship was strongest amongst people that were high in neuroticism.’

To conclude: eating a diet of kimchi and miso will make you less anxious in social situations – particularly if you’re of a neurotic disposition.

Obviously, it will also lead people to think you’re a bit of a pretentious w*nker. But at least you’ll feel a lot less anxious about it.

Good to know.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2015/06/24/the-key-to-avoiding-social-awkwardness-eat-more-kimchi-miso-soup-and-pickles-says-science-5263615/#ixzz3eC2NO8Wg


Look at all the Farmer’s Markets we will be at!

Hoboken Downtown @ Hoboken Downtown Farmers Market
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm



Hoboken’s Downtown Farmers’ Market was set up to help small farmers in New Jersey sell their produce, bring local fresh fruits and vegetables to the residents of Hoboken, and last but certainly not least the Hoboken Farmers’ Market has served as a gathering place for the community, where people exchange smiles, thoughts, and recipes.

We hope you’ll stop by any Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:30 to come and pick up some fresh-from-the-farm lettuce for dinner or a scrumptious peach pie for the weekend barbeque. Shop Jersey Fresh and see why they call it the Garden State!

“If you don’t get it locally, you just don’t get it.”
David Calamoneri, Manager of the Hoboken Farmers’ Market

Toms River Farmers Market
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


This year the market will again be held at the Southeast Corner of Irons & W. Waters Street (Lot H)

Paramus Farmers Market @ Petruska Memorial Park
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
West Milford Farmers Market @ West Milford Farmers Market
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The West Milford  farmers’ Market is located in the parking lot of the West Milford Presbyterian Church located at 1425 Union Valley Road, West Milford NJ. The market is open from 3pm-7pm June through September and 3pm-6pm for the month of October.

Princeton Farmers Market @ Hinds Plaza
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Location: Hinds, Plaza 55 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08540

Farm fresh produce, gourmet international food vendors bring prepared foods, fresh baked goods, a grand selection of pickles, marinated olives, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes.

Somerville Farmers Market
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Downtown Somerville Farmers’ Market is located on the Division Street Plaza every Thursday.


Teaneck Farmers Market
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farm fresh produce, gourmet international food vendors bring prepared foods, fresh baked goods, a grand selection of pickles, marinated olives, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes, also gourmet nuts and dried fruits and more.

Parking Lot between Garrison Avenue and Beverly Road Teaneck NJ 07666

Madison Farmers Market
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Madison Farmers Market will operate on Thursdays from 1pm through 6pm at Green Village Road between Main Street and Kings Road in Downtown Madison.

Sea Bright Farmers Market
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sea Bright’s Municipal Parking Lot on Ocean Avenue/ Rout 36 in downtown Sea Bright.

1056 Ocean Ave

Long Valley
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lower Makefield Township
Jul 9 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Goshen Farmer’s Market
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


The Goshen Farmer’s Market is open every Friday 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine.

Traditionally, we have been located in Downtown Goshen at Church Park.

For Map Search address use: 33 Park Place, Goshen, NY 10924
Parking: Metered and free parking is available around the perimeter of the park; several Handicapped spaces are designated on Route 207.
Public Restrooms: located across the street at Town Hall on Webster Avenue.
PLEASE, no dogs except service dogs!


Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market @ Rutgers Gardens
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


The Farmers Market is located at the Rutgers Garden Office, 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick NJ 08901

Atlantic Highlands Farmers Market
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for the Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market

Fridays  12-6

Veterans Park – Atlantic Highlands

15+ Farmers & Food Vendors

The Farmers Market offers fresh produce, plants, Polish and Italian specialty foods, fresh breads, pickled items, gourmet nuts & dried fruits, baked goods, gluten-free baked goods, chowders, fresh mozzarella & fresh cut Jersey flowers.

Rowayton Farmers Market
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chatham Borough Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm


Community Farmers’ Market for Jersey Fresh produce and more! The market is held on Saturdays (8 am – 1 pm) from the last Saturday in June through the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Featuring farm fresh conventional & organic fruits, vegetables, herbs & flowers, Jersey Shore fish, pasture-raised beef, chicken, eggs, gourmet cheeses, pickles & olives, honey, baked goods, stuffed breads, veggie burgers, prepared foods including fresh pasta and ravioli, Polish deli meat, dried fruits and nuts and other specialty items, such as jams and sauces. Additionally we are proud to offer NJ wines and llama and alpaca wool and products. We also feature tastings, special guests and other events. Check out our website for more info & updates: www.ChathamBoroughFarmersMarket.org

Peekskill Farmers Market @ Peekskill Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm


Every Saturday morning from the start of summer through the fall, downtown’s Bank Street becomes the festive home of our popular Farmers’ Market. The market has a wide variety of vendors, offering everything from farm-fresh produce to hot, fresh from the oven breads and pies. Also included in the mix are fresh gourmet pickles, olives, cheeses, honey, granola, and organic nuts, and NY wines, potted flowers and plants, handcrafted soaps and more…..

Scotch Plains Farmers Market @ Scotch Plains Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm


Scotch Plains Farmer’s Market
Location of Market: Scotch Plains, Municipal Parking Lot
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM


Montclair Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Walnut Street Train Station Parking Lot, Montclair, NJ

Ossining Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm



The farm comes to Ossining every Saturday, rain or shine, 8:30am-1pm from June through December. The Ossining Farmers’ Market features locally grown New York State fruits and vegetables, gourmet pickles and olives, pasture raised poultry, meats and eggs, breads and pastries, artisinal cheeses, wine, honey, hand-made soaps, smoked trout, cut flowers, organic produce, chutney, soups, quiche, jams and salsas.


Ossining’s Winter Farmers Market will be held in Claremont Elementary School, less than a mile from downtown. The Market will be held back outside starting April 4th.  

Pleasantville Farmers’ Market @ Pleasantville Farmers' Market
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm


The Pleasantville Farmers’ Market is every Saturday from 8:30am-1pm in Memorial Plaza off Manville Rd. It features NY state fruits and vegetables both organic and conventional, gourmet pickles, olives, and hummus, local family owned bakers, specialty food vendors, pastries, breads, pies, cheese and a lot more.


Memorial Plaza (next to the train station)

off Manville Rd.

Pleasantville, NY 10570


Tarrytown Farmers Market @ Tarrytown Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Tarrytown Farmers Market

The Tarrytown Farmers’ Market is every Saturday from May-November 8:30am-2pm in Patriot’s Park on Route 9. It features Pickle Licious pickles, NY state fruits and vegetables both organic and conventional, local family owned bakers, specialty food vendors, pastries, breads, pies, pasture raised meat and a lot more.


Bernardsville Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bernardsville Farmers Market
Rte. 202 & Claremont Rd., NJ Transit Station
June – November
Saturday, 8:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.

This Bernardsville farmers market is located at Rte. 202 & Claremont Rd. NJ Transit Station. Come visit and take a look. Phone to find out about its assortment of fruits, local specialties, vegetables, organic food and crafts.

Brewster Farmers Market @ Brewster Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


  The 2015 Market will run 6/13 through 11/21

Saturdays, 9-2, rain or shine

Chelsea Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Market open Saturdays, 9:00AM – 5:00PM, 06/06 – 11/21
New York, NY
Sidewalk on N side of 23rd St., E of 9th Ave.

Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Open Air Market:
Saturdays, 9am-1pm, May thru November in Centre Square

America’s Oldest Continuous Running Open-Air Market, est 1752
Voted #1 in PA! Sponsors: Easton Hospital, Weyerbacher Brewing Co., Nurture Nature Center

Hoboken Garden Street Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

website: www.hobokenfamilymarket.com

On top of the usual fare at a typical farmers’ market, there are also plans for some kiddie activities as well as arts, crafts and music as well.

Located at 14th & Garden Street.

Montgomery Farmers Market @ Village Shopper parking lot
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Morningside Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Morningside Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market

Market open Saturdays, 9:00AM – 5:00PM, 05/23 – 12/05
New York, NY
Corner of 110th St. & Manhattan Ave

Pawlings Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Charles Coleman Boulevard, Pawling New York 12564


The Pawling Farmers Market is pleased to announce its newly extended schedule for the 2014 season, its 7th season in operation.  Saturday, June 13th is opening day, and closing day is on September 19th, from 9am to 1.



Tuxedo Farmers Market @ Tuxedo Train station
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blairstown Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


The Blairstown Farmers Market is part of the Foodshed Alliance Farmers Access Network (FAFAN). The mission is to build a locally resilient food system.

Location: Rt. 521/Stillwater Road next to the Agway and Blairstown Fire Station across from the Blairstown Elementary School.

Summit Farmers Market @ Summit Farmers Market
Jul 12 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm



Maple St & Deforest Ave, Summit, NJ 07901, USA

8:00am – 1:00p,

Denville Farmers Market
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm



Location: Bloomfield Avenue Parking Lot


Morristown Farmers Market @ Morristown Farmers Market
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm



Morristown Farmers Market – brings a wide variety of seasonal, Jersey grown farm-fresh produce, various specialty foods and colorful flowers to area shoppers in northern New Jersey’s premier historic town.

As one of New Jersey’s largest and most popular Markets, Morristown’s offerings are second to none. On any given Sunday, shoppers can choose from a wide variety of mouth-watering, same day picked fruits and vegetables from the fields of seven family-owned farms from all over Northern and Central Jersey.

Cranford Farmers Market
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Between Springfield Avenue & N. Union Avenue.

Hawthorne Farmers Market
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is a seasonal open air market featuring locally grown organic and conventional produce, bread, olives, flowers, and other items.


Behind the Hawthorne Public Library

Ridgewood Farmers Market
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce presents its 12th year of offering Jersey’s own fresh vegetables, homemade Mozzarella, homemade
jams & jellies, fresh baked breads and delicious pickles.

Village of Monroe Farmers Market
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Commuter Parking Lot

Thanks for shopping Local!

Chester Farmers Market @ Chester Farmers Market
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Take a drive to Scenic Western Morris County and stop at The Chester Farmers Market, expanded and improved in 2012.

Located on Chester’s Perry Street between Main Street & Maple Avenue

In addition to bountiful farm produce, more than 25 vendors offer gourmet pickles, olives, fresh breads, other bakery delights, cheeses,  wines, honey products, pickled goods, Alpaca woolens, and many more ‘organic’ creations. The retailers in Historic Chester are also participating, with their unique treasures.







Visit us Sunday at the Chester NJ Farmers Market

Chester Farmer’s Market vendors for the
2014 Market season:

Stony Hill Gardens
When you shop at Stony Hill Farm Market, you’ll only find Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables. 
We don’t think you’ll mind supporting local New Jersey farmers and buying just-picked fruits and vegetables that have only traveled a few yards or miles, rather than a few thousand miles.

Mini Mac Farm  

Mini Mac Farm Practicing organic and biodynamic gardening and farming, Mini Mac Farm emphasizes the integration of crops and livestock, recycling nutrients, soil maintenance, and the well-being of animals. 
To maintain a superior level of wholesomeness at Mini Mac Farm, grass-fed animals are raised without the use of antibiotics, added growth hormones, or steroids. They are fed only vegetarian feed without animal byproducts, and no pesticides are used.

Pickle Licious   

Pickle Licious Pickle Licious sells pickles by the gallon, quart, pint, or pickle-on-a-stick. They are also famous for olives, olive paste, homemade tapenades, stuffed grape leaves, and marinated artichokes. 
And attention health buffs: Pickles are low in calories and rich in Vitamin K, containing approximately 20% of the Recommended Daily Allowance for this vitamin.
Brook Hollow Winery logoBrook Hollow Winery is a family farm nestled in the heart of the scenic Delaware Water Gap area of New Jersey. 
“Each hand-crafted wine is fermented, aged, and bottled by our family. We pride ourselves in delivering complex varietals that can be enjoyed alone or easily paired with your favorite meal.”

High Mountain Foods 

‘The King of Mozzarella’ will be “the best you have ever had,” but be sure to try the smoked mozzarella and other various imported cheeses, as well. They also carry an assortment of world famous crab cakes, more than 40 kinds of gourmet ravioli, fishes, meats, and poultry.

Gourmet Nuts & Dried Fruit logo

Nuts not only taste great, but they have long been known as a super food. Dried fruits are the perfect choice to satisfy that sweet-tooth, and help keep you on track health-wise. Gourmet Nuts & Dried Fruit has generated a base price for most items in which you can mix and match anything you would like, to create your own mix, or you can simply select each item as is.
Damn Good Chicken logoDamn Good Chicken prepares its chicken in the style of Cornell Chicken BBQ. This method, developed at Cornell University in the 1950’s, involves marinating chickens in a mix of vinegar, chicken fat, fresh herbs and a secret spice blend. After 24 hours in the marinade, chickens are grilled over natural hardwood charcoal, continuously basting the chickens with the marinade to help develop an irresistibly moist and smokey chicken with extra crispy skin. 
Christine Pane’s designs are inspired by her garden, and each one is carefully handcrafted for durability and style. She chooses the best yarn and most interesting fabric for her designs in order to turn them into something beautiful and wearable.
The Art of the Heart
The Art of the Heart is a shop in Chester with a lot to offer!  The Center of the Heart is where our classes are held and other events that assist with awareness and learning.  Welcome to our website.  We hope you find the products, services and classes/events you want here.  Each website section has information about the different products, services and classes as well as other events we offer.  Check out our calendar for the many different classes and events being held at The Art of the Heart/Center of the Heart Ministries.
Lazy Susan’s Granola is homemade with natural whole grain oats and sweetened with pure maple syrup. Vegan-friendly and gluten-free varieties are available.
The Maiden Farmer is a female run farm in Northern New Jersey growing organic heirloom crops and raising heritage breeds on a 70-acre farm. The farm’s vision uses sustainable organic farming methods to raise nutrient rich, savory produce year-round to share with the community.  
Patricia & Paul are artisans of fine oils and balsamics. Featuring more than 45 varieties of both Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and balsamics, Patricia & Paul have made it their top priority to provide a delicious product that is Ultra Premium (UP) Certified—identifying their oil as being held to a higher standard to ensure the delivery of the nutritional value and superior health benefiting properties inherent in fresh olive oil.

Top of the Mountain Honey Bee Farm

Our bees are busy gathering pollen all spring and summer from the extensive wildflower fields found throughout scenic Highland Lakes, NJ, and transforming it into “liquid gold.”
In early summer, we begin the time-honored art of “harvesting” the honey. It is removed from the honeycombs, strained to remove small pieces of sediment and wax, bottled and labeled. It is then ready to be shipped directly to your door!
Also referred to as “nectar of the gods,” since ancient times pure honey has been used to treat a wide variety of illnesses as well as heal wounds and enhance beauty.
Lincoln Creek Smokehouse
Based on the principle of serving the highest quality meats and vegetables sourced from local, organic farms is what sets us apart.  Everything we make is started from scratch, no shortcuts.  We specialize in smoked meats and can provide food for retail, wholesale, and catering for any type of event.

Flying Alpaca Farm and Fiber Shoppe


Clawson’s Leather

For your safety, all of our farm and food vendors are inspected by the Chester Borough Board of Health at the Chester Farmers’ Market. 
Unless otherwise specified, all food is prepared in a commercial kitchen that is inspected by that vendor’s local Board of Health.

Pickle the Mini Pig Eat Ice Cream

The title pretty much says it all


Pickle The Mini Pig Eats Ice Cream

The title pretty much says it all


Pickles can cure the blues!

Feeling shy? Chomp down on a pickle or sidle up to some sauerkraut.

According to a new study, fermented foods like sauerkraut and pickles may help reduce social anxiety.

In a paper that will be published later this summer, researchers at the University of Maryland and the College of William & Mary in Virginia will discuss the apparent connection between the common disorder that is social anxiety and all things sour and jarred.

For the study 700 students were surveyed with those who ate the most fermented foods reported to have less social anxiety.

As reported in The Telegraph, the researchers “believe that probiotics or ‘good’ bacteria in fermented foods increase the production of a neurotransmitter called GABA, which produces similar effects to anti-anxiety medications.”

The article also quotes Prof. Matthew Hilimire, assistant professor of psychology at William & Mary:

“It is likely that the probiotics in the fermented foods are favourably changing the environment in the gut, and changes in the gut in turn influence social anxiety.”

Probiotics, which also include foods like yogurt and kimchi, have become a hot topic in recent years for supposed benefits to gut-health and all around well-being, but this is the first I’m hearing about positive mental effects.

I was too shy to reach out to any scientists about this subject, but perhaps I’ll do a followup after muscling down a bowl of sauerkraut and yogurt with pickle slices.