I've been on a kick lately about farm markets and wanted to share with you a real gem in Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ - Maugeri's Farm Market.
I stopped by for the first time last year because of their sign out front stating they sold Bellview Winery wines. While my original intent was on purchasing wine, I also wanted to check out the market itself as I drive past it quite frequently. I was glad I did! I've been back several times since and this is why.
The staff is extremely polite and greet me each time with a pleasant hello. In addition to the usual farm market fare of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melons, and the like, they also offer fresh baked pies, cheese tarts, and apple cider donuts!
Throughout the market, you'll find Maugeri-branded dressings, mustards, and vinaigrettes. While checking out, one of the girls recommended the Vidalia Onion Tomato Basil Dressing which I used in a baked eggplant dish I made a couple of days ago and it was deserving of the recommendation. Sean, our VP, is a fan of their jalapeño mustard.
I also loaded up on little bags of Emma's Gourmet Popcorn that they carry - Dark Chocolate Popcorn and Sweet Cheddar Cheese Popcorn. The bag says "surprisingly addictive" and they're not kidding!
Finally, there are the artisan cheeses and crostini crackers (garlic or onion) from DiBruno Brothers and wine from Bellview Winery, the reason I originally stopped last year. I may have gone overboard on the wine purchases during my last trip but our personal stock was getting low and I walked out with seven bottles!
If you live in the Salem or Gloucester County, NJ area or happen to be in the neighborhood of Maugeri's Farm Market at 1991 Oldmans Creek Road in Woolwich Township, NJ please be sure to drop in. They are a very friendly group of people with some wonderful products that you are sure to enjoy.