Open-air farmers markets in Trenton have undergone quite a few changes in the last several years. TDA's markets in particular seem to change with every season. Moving from the Trenton War Memorial to East State Street to Mill Hill Park, from blocking off the whole street to part of the street, and a rotating cycle of vendors, it can be difficult to pin down. But who says change is a bad thing? What matters is Trenton holding fast to its long-standing farmers market tradition.

Citizens and government recognize the economic benefit farmers markets have on local economies. Even since Trenton's colonial days when King George II authorized a local market and designated specific market days in 1745. Eventually market structures were built around the city, the most famous of which being the historic Washington Market located on South Broad and Front Street. Former Merchants of the old Washington Market are pictured above in a 1922 news article. The market opened in the late 19th century and closed in 1928, but still remains a landmark in history. These days the Capital City Market continues that legacy every Thursday from July - October in Mill Hill Park, right across the street from where the former Washington Market stood. Of course, if you didn't know, Trenton's farmers market season has already begun. Wednesdays on Warren Street is in full swing! These last few weeks we've welcomed new comers:

O'Savon Soaps, whose all-natural vegan soaps look good enough to eat!
 
Mary Anne McCabe handmade jewelry
 
 
and Princesita's Magic Baskets
 
Also featuring music by Philadelphia's Melvin McKnight!
Though the markets may change, TDA is still keeping the open-air farmers market tradition alive and well!