To extend the mission of the Ramsey Historical Association by stimulating interest in and appreciation for Ramsey's past including its rich history as a farming community
To educate the community on the importance of eating locally grown foods
To provide opportunity for local residents and businesses to conveniently obtain and sell high quality locally grown and artisan produced natural products in a welcoming and informative setting
To support the mission of the Ramsey Community Wellness Campaign
To encourage cooperation and participation with community organizations
We envision a community in which people are buying and eating fresh, local food, where local farmers are supported and thriving, where schools, community institutions, and restaurants serve local food, where other farmers markets in our region share a mission of promoting and celebrating the values of eating locally.
We believe that local foods nourish the community and support the local economy. We believe in sustainable practices, those that do not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
We give preference and priority to vendors that sell products they make or grow or are sourced from local producers.
We encourage the use of biodegradable/sustainable products at our market, our events, and our promotions.
We recycle and minimize waste.
The Ramsey Farmers Market promotes a smoke free environment event.
Established January 2010 by the Ramsey Historical Association in coordination with the Borough of Ramsey, N.J.
SNAP, WIC, Sr. Certificate Program
Various vendors and farmers accept SNAP benefits. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program offers nutritional benefits for pre-qualified recipients. Though an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer), eligible Food Stamp purchases are available. Check with our farmers and food purveyors regarding their participation in WIC and Senior Certificate programs. Info at the main Market booth. SNAP participants now eligible for up to $10 "Good Food Bucks" to be used for purchase of fruits and vegetables only.
The Ramsey Farmers' Market continues to "pay it forward" with annual donations and contributions to non profit special projects including:
Center for Food Action, Meals on Wheels, Ramsey Volunteer Fire Department, Ramsey Library, Community Emergency Response Team, Ramsey Responds, City Green, Mahwah Environmental Volunteer Organization, Ramsey Garden Club, Ramsey PBA, Ramsey Ambulance, NYNJ Trail Conference, Ramsey Rescue, Oasis, MRCC/Ramapo Scholarship 5K Run, Ramsey Historical Association, Ramsey High School scholarships, composters and garden bed funding for RHS and Tisdale School, benches for Ramsey's 911 Memorial Park.