Giant Farmers Market
Owner: Sang Kim
Opened: ca. 2013
Location: 350 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ
Photographed: July 2020
The 15,000 square foot Oakland Giant Farmers Market has opened up in part of a former Grand Union. Now, Oakland is a ShopRite town, so it's pretty remarkable that this farmers market has carved out a market niche for itself. We've previously seen the Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, the newest location. There's also one in Hackensack, which we unfortunately will not be visiting.
And the store itself is beautiful. Mostly a place to buy perishables, it is anchored by a large produce department on the left side of the store with dairy in the back of the first aisle on the left. Dairy lines the back wall with meat, seafood, and deli on the right side wall and a sushi counter in the front corner.
Here you can see about half the store is produce. Grocery aisles take up the back part of the store. And going back to a comment I made on the Waldwick post, the mint green makes so much more sense on the walls here somehow!
Dairy along the back wall under a very cool wooden awning.
I was surprised to find as large a nonfoods selection as they had here.
Grocery basics and international foods, not a huge selection, but it complements the perishables selection nicely.
A large butcher and seafood counter takes up the back 1/3 or so of the last aisle...
And a beautiful deli takes up the front 1/3 of the aisle.
Three or four registers make up the front end.
And the sushi counter, which appears to be an outside business, takes up the front corner.
Tomorrow we're heading over to ShopRite, the huge supermarket that is at the other end of this very small town. Check it out on The Market Report!