Yea just checked out Fairway, awesome place but there were a few things I skipped over because they seemed a bit pricey (avocado's for one). Thanks for the Corrados difference insight, not something I would have thought of. Can't wait to check it out though.
While I'd love to have something a little closer, that's not too bad of a drive if it's got a decent turnout. Easily doable on a nice weekend. Also, Buffalos is only a few blocks from me, so that will be happening. Not use to the number of quality food places in the area (coming from western jersey), so the to-eat backlog just grows and grows.
Thanks for the info.
On your rec I ran out and checked out Fairway, what an awesome place - while I'm not a coffee drinker, the coffee area was absolutely fantastic. Their cheese selection was great as well. Also like how they have different sauces/oils/vinegars out for sampling. Took a friend with me and he said he'd probably turn that into his primary shopping place. Thanks again.
I searched and there was some relevant stuff, but it seemed a little dated. Sorry if I missed something.
Anyway i just moved to Wood Ridge and have been hunting for places to get some fresh produce/meat at decent prices. Normally I'd look for Farmers Markets to support local business and get decent prices on things, but information on them has been sketchy at best. Ideally I'd like some grass fed or free range meat/eggs - thus far Whole Foods in Paramus has been the only place that fit the bill.
I've wandered over to the Rutherford Farmers Market and the one in Englewood, and while there was some good stuff there, they're a lot smaller than what I'm used to seeing. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a large farmers market in the area (Don't mind driving a bit). Maybe large isn't the right word, but some place where I can get te majority of my produce, eggs, dairy and meat.
Also, what's the deal with these stores along 17 that are labeled as Farmers Markets? They're open 365 and seem to carry the same produce as the supermarkets, is that the case? Any reason to go to one of those places over a conventional grocer?
I'd also be interested in a good butcher in the area and maybe a rec for a gourmet grocer? I may head over to Corrados in Clifton today (I loved the one in Wayne), and HMart is really nice for certain things.