Come on in: At Stockton Market, shoppers and vendors find indoors is a good place to be
Local farmers markets take place in all sorts of spots, from fields and parks to streets in the middle of town and farms way out in the countryside.
Yet even in the midst of all this diversity, the market in Stockton, N.J., is one of a kind.
Vendors set up shop indoors, it’s open Friday through Sunday, instead of following the usual one-day-a-week schedule favored by other local farmers markets.
And it stays open all winter, when local meats, cheeses, breads, prepared foods and crafts make up for dwindling supplies of locally grown produce.
“It’s very unique and it works,” says Steve Grabowski, the market’s new owner.
Grabowski and his wife, Cheryl Olsten, bought the building that houses the market last July, in part out of a desire to keep this vibrant enterprise going.
“I liked what it brought to the community,” Grabowski says.”