Mother’s Day means the welcome return of the Red Bank Farmers Market to the parking lot of The Galleria building; a seasonal Sunday tradition that pitches its tent beginning at 9 am.

If it’s Mother’s Day weekend — and it most assuredly is, for the benefit of eleventh-hour gift shoppers everywhere — then it’s time once again for the Red Bank Farmer’s Market, the seasonal staple of local living that commandeers the parking lot of the Galleria complex (Bridge Avenue and West Front Street) every Sunday from now up to the threshold of Thanksgiving.

Between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm, a collection of area vendors will be pitching their tents to purvey a great selection of locally grown seasonal produce, freshly baked goods, handmade preserves, sauces, cheeses and more — in addition to houseplants, custom art and craft gifts, clothing items, and even some specialties geared to pets and their personal shoppers.


Also expected will be the re-appearance of The Cinnamon Snail, the vegan food truck that’s proven to be a popular draw in itself. Adam Sobel’s mobile business is just one of numerous merchants who have made the open-air bazaar their base of choice, with several vendors telling redbankgreen that the Galleria event is their favorite (sometimes one and only) stop on the regional farmer’s market circuit.

Weather forecast for Sunday calls for comfortably seasonable temps, with an ever-diminishing chance of rain as the inaugural Market session progresses through the day. Monitor the Farmers Market Facebook page for updates on any weather-related postponements throughout the six-month season — and be sure to check in at redbankgreen‘s PieHole section for more delectable details, in the weeks and months to come.