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To Market, To Market

To the farmers' market in downtown Princeton

If you have visited campus in the fall, you know how gorgeous Princeton becomes when the leaves start to change color and the sun shines on autumn afternoons. One of my favorite fall activities is to walk over to the Princeton Farmers' Market, held each week outside of the Princeton Public Library. The market is held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Thursday (rain or shine!) and runs through the month of November.


I have enjoyed buying some small pumpkins to decorate my dorm this fall!

Vendors at the market sell fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, jams, baked goods, juices, flowers and potted plants. I have personally purchased breads, honey and cinnamon peanut butter from the market! It is always fun to buy a few treats as a reward for making it through an especially difficult exam or paper. There are also usually a few stands selling kitchen supplies and local art.


The market is just about a five-minute walk from campus, so it is close enough to visit between classes on Thursdays!

Also, if you're into local markets (and who isn't?!), you should also check out the weekly farmers' market held in the spring on our very own campus!

Farmer's Market Sign

The market runs from early April until our last week in May.

The campus market in the spring takes place each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. right outside of Firestone Library, the main library on campus. At this market, student groups organize weekly cooking demonstrations and host special guests. For example, last spring, I learned all about different kinds of mushrooms and how to cook and sauté them. At these special events, there were always samples of new, healthy recipes provided by the guests too!


The market is set up right in the heart of campus, so it's really convenient to swing by before or after classes on Wednesdays!

So, whether it's fall or spring, Princeton definitely has us covered for our fresh produce and local specialties, giving us yet another reason to love the gorgeous campus and enjoy the seasons here at Princeton!

For now, I'm looking forward to more fresh apples and pumpkin treats next week!