Friday, August 21st, 11 am - 3 pm

Come out and enjoy all the glorious produce that summer provides!

The following safety measures are in place at Cook's Market until further notice:
  • Signage directs shoppers and vendors to maintain 6 ft social distancing.
  • Hand-washing stations are located near the front of the market and portable restroom. Customers are encouraged to use them upon arrival and prior to departure.
  • Customers are not allowed to handle products prior to purchase.
  • Vendors must wear face coverings and single-use, food-safe gloves in addition to washing/sanitizing hands and surfaces frequently.
  • Separate entrance and exit to the market with one-way traffic flow.
Please do your part as well:
  • If you are feeling ill, please stay home.
  • Send only one shopper from your household.
  • Maintain 6 ft social distancing.
  • Wash your hands upon arrival and prior to departure.
  • Please wear a face covering to protect yourself and others. You will not be permitted to shop at the market without one.
  • Be efficient as possible with your shopping.
  • Consider pre-ordering from your favorite vendors.
  • Stay updated regarding all CDC recommended guidelines.

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support!

In an effort to streamline the pre-order shopping experience, we have created Cook's Market Online Store. Not all vendors are using this new platform, so please read pre-ordering details below.

The busiest time at the market is 11-12. Please consider coming later in the day, if you are able, to keep overcrowding at the market to a minimum.

Anticipated Market Vendors:

Antonio's Pasta We always have fresh cheese ravioli, crepe style manicotti & stuffed shells. Also, we'll have a variety of frozen speciality ravioli, assorted sauces, fresh pastas, mozzarella, grated cheese, breads, entrees, egg rolls, rice balls. To get the best selection it is suggested you pre-order at the Cook's Market Online Store.

Bites & Bowls - Fast, ready-to-eat fusion food with flavors from around the globe. We offer a healthy choice of fresh, quality food of unique flavors. Our dishes are cooked with love and passion. Everything is made from scratch--no preservatives, no cutting corners, no compromise in quality.

Butter Me Up - Gourmet flavored dairy and vegan butters. Sweet and savory varieties available in 4 oz and 8 oz jars.  🎉 Go to our website and follow the link to join our Rewards Program to get FREE butter! Show your confirmation email and pick up your Rewards card at the market.  🎉   Also, get a FREE box of Celebration Scones when you buy any 3 jars of butter  (pre-orders only). The order deadline is Thursday at 3 pm. Just go to our website to order and select pickup in person when checking out. Please put "COOKS MARKET" in notes.

Chickadee Creek Farm - We will have a selection of choose-your-own vegetables. Or order ahead of time online. Your order will be pre-packed on a table with the bags arranged alphabetically by last name(or the login name you created for the online store). Touch only your bag and wait 6' away or more if someone else is already searching for theirs. The order deadline is Wednesday at 11:59 pm. To pre-order visit Cook's Market Online Store.

Christopher Soaps Pre-order at, Cook's Market Online Store, or purchase directly on Friday at the Cook’s Market. Pre-order deadline is Thursday at 12:00 pm. Other current stock includes Sugar Scrubs Body Butters (Orange Citrus, Chocolate, Sandlewood-Patchouli, Peppermint, Citrus Peppermint, Lavender, Apple Spice, Raspberry, Summer peach, Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Java/Coffee, etc.) Body Butters (Chocolate, Orange Cream w/cocoa butter, Mint Cream w/cocoa butter, Lavender w/Mango & Shea Butters, Unscented with Mango and Shea Butters, etc.), and 20 different Handmade Artisan Soaps (plus "Goodbye Mosquitos" soap is back!!!) 

Fritz's - Check out Fritz's virtual farmers market store or at Cook's Market Online Store for all our seasonal treats. All orders need to be placed by Wednesday at 11:59pm and can be picked up at Rutgers Cook's Market between 11am and 1pm. We will also have a limited menu of items available for cash only purchase at the stand, including our fresh home-made baguette! 

Fruitwood Farms - Jersey Fresh seasonal produce! We are happy to announce that we now offer online ordering for pick up at the market. Orders can be placed through our website where you can view all products available for the coming week's market. Please select "Rutgers Gardens at 130 Log Cabin Road, New Brunswick" when you place your order. Pre-order deadline is Wednesday at noon. 

Goat Hill Farm - Pastured poultry, pork, beef, and more! Goat Hill Farm strives to raise our animals in a humane, ecologically friendly way. Our goal is to produce high quality and reasonably priced products.

Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit - A happy life starts with eating right!! Make sure to try the best healthy snacks and gourmet ingredients which we offer at the farmers markets. We have many flavors and varieties available. By 2 half pounds in the same price category for the price of a pound (mix and match). Follow us at farmers markets throughout NJ!

Holly Jolly Jams - Homemade in small batches with a low-sugar recipe, using only the freshest ingredients, hand-picked or locally purchased whenever possible. Jams are available in both sweet and spicy flavors for a variety of end uses. Seasonal gift sets, custom gift baskets and party favors are available upon request!

Indulce Caterers - 10% of all sales go to Elijah’s Promise, where food changes lives. 
Sea Moss and Sweet Treats:
Sea Moss Regular Gel, Turmeric Sea Moss Gel, Elderberry Sea Moss Gel, Sour Sop (Guanabana) Sea Moss Gel, Cherry Sea Moss Gel,  Indulce Jerk Marinate, Vegan Brownie, Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Zucchini Bread, Banana Nut Bread, Cranberry Scones.
To pre-order visit Cook's Market Online Store. Pre-order deadline is Thursday at 6:00 pm.

Jersey Girl Cheese - Artisan Italian-style cheese made from farm-fresh milk. We have a variety of cheese from fresh Mozzarella and Ricotta to aged Scamorza and Caciocavallo. All is made on Hillcrest Orchard & Dairy. From our farm to your home, fresh and aged authentic Italian style cheese that you can truly say is fresh and local. You can pre-order our cheese from our website: Type in "Rutgers Gardens" at checkout.

Local 130 Seafood - We will only be offering pre-orders at market until further notice.
Order deadline: Thursday 10:00 am
Order pick-up: Friday 11:00 am -1:00 pm ONLY
Other details: Use discount code "Rutgers" when checking out online to reduce delivery fee from $15 to $3. Use the following shipping address: 130 Log Cabin Rd., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Neshanic Valley Beekeepers - Honey and maple syrup. We offer many "source" quality premium and specialty honeys from NJ as well as from other parts of the country and world. We not only produce and package our own honeys but network with other beekeepers to collect as many RAW tested and trusted source types as possible seasonally. Never altered or manipulated, you can be assured that you are receiving the highest quality product available. Our honeys are available in a variety of sizes. We bottle only in glass.

Patricia & Paul - Artisans of fine oils and balsamics. To pre-order visit our website and select "Rutgers Farmers Market Pickup" under shipping at checkout.

Pickle Licious - This Friday we are offering a quart of half sour for $5. Some of our other best sellers are Full Sour, Sweet Horseradish Chips, Mediterranean Olive Combo, Hot and Spicy Olive Combo, Sweet Heat Corn Relish, Olive Tapenade, and our last creation Krelish!

Rutgers Gardens - As fall approaches look to start planting your cool season crops, and grab a beautiful autumn themed container for your porch. We happen to have both for purchase at this weeks farm market!

Selek Foods   - Authentic Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors including vegan shawarma, baked falafel, hummus, fresh salads and more! Our products have no preservatives. See our menu here.

Spoon Me Soups - Pints are 3 for $20 and quarts are 3 for $33!

Stefan's Polish Foods Specializing in Polish comfort food, handmade pierogi, traditional stuffed cabbage, naturally smoked kielbasy and much more!

Unionville Vineyards - Our wines are hand-crafted, showcasing local terroir and our winemaker's artisanship. Pre-order from our website Pre-order deadline is Thursday by 4:00 pm.

Cook’s Market and the Student Farm at Rutgers Gardens are operating under and are fully compliant with Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 107, CDC biosafety guidelines, and federal, state and university regulations and guidelines to support agriculture and food sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic.