The Bordentown Farmers Market, open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bordentown City, has everything you need—and I mean everything!
Bordentown’s free downtown shuttle picks up people along its route and finally pulls to a stop. Welcome to the Bordentown Farmers Market at the Carslake Community Center! As the passengers climb out, live musicians are already harmonizing to popular folk tunes. The vendors are ready for business at the pop-up farmers market.
Savvy shoppers can put together the ingredients for a week’s worth of meals all in one convenient spot. Among a variety of farms, customers might peruse the “better than organic” vegetables at Abe’s Acres, plus meat and cheese.
Hlubik Farms, Cherry Valley Cooperative, and Cox Corner Market offer JerseyFresh options as well. Looking for bread? The sourdough loaves from HoopHouse are fresh and delicious. You’ll find craft booths, dog treats, and composting services, too. Plenty of surprises are tucked into the community market.
Plus, there’s no need to shop hungry. A range of trucks and tables serve up hot meals to enjoy on the go.
Living the Dream
When you think farmers market, you think hot dogs, right? Of course. The hot dog truck Nappa Dappa Dogs is a regular vendor at the weekly event. Before retiring from law enforcement five years ago, owner Richard Nappa had already begun to prepare for his next career.
Serving delicious hot dogs with a unique take on the toppings has always been a lifelong interest. Now the truck has bloomed into a post-retirement business. Studying under chef Barry Sexton and applying the lessons he learned from author Ben Wilson, Nappa is living his dream.
His hard work shines through his food—and especially the hot dogs. The brand of frankfurter can change from week to week depending on his supply. However, Nappa usually serves a piping hot Sabrett or Nathan’s Famous.
And the truck goes beyond hot dogs! Nappa makes a solid homemade chili and offers a wide variety of toppings. Plus, the full menu includes breakfast sandwiches and lunch favorites like cheese steaks and burgers. If you’re ready for a challenge, though, you might consider the Works Dog: It’s a hot dog topped with chili, cheese, and sauerkraut. For $4, it’s an inexpensive and filling meal on a bun!
Bordentown Farmers Market pops up at the Carslake Community Center in Bordentown, NJ, every Sunday through the season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Prices subject to change.