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Hoboken Farms, 789 Springfield Avenue, Summit; (908) 598-7204; The company has been growing at a steady rate, mostly in the Northeast, ever since Finkel started the business as a farmer’s market vendor selling artisan bread and fresh mozzarella. “My hope — and my hunch — is that everyone is going to understand that these are unprecedented times and everyone is doing the best they can. See More: Local Flower Shops in Hoboken + Jersey City to Get Fresh Flowers The City of Hoboken … We certainly hope we can add you to the list soon! Being in the food sector, he’s aware of many peers who are losing a majority of their business clientele as more restaurants decide — or are forced — to close down. In May, Brad Finkel, who owns the business, added his first brick-and-mortar location — a tiny takeout sandwich shop — on the western edge of Summit. Still, he knows he has it better than some small businesses. 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Soon, he had large orders abounding from abroad and the country’s first badly hit areas, such as Washington state. Nobody saw this kind of demand coming.”. From the food scientist to the graphic designer to the bread baker and the bookkeeper, it takes a team to keep Hoboken Farms running smoothly. “My feeling is that all I crave, all anyone craves, is stability,” he said. How’s this for giving back: Newark Working Kitchens — a program created during the time of COVID to deliver nutritious meals created by Newark... What happens when the creator of the first cannabis-based ETF joins forces with a celebrity cannabis chef for the holidays? Mr. Finkel, a Hoboken native whose family settled there in the late 19th century, employs as many as 20 people at 30 weekly markets throughout New Jersey (plus two in Manhattan) during the growing season. Hoboken Farms is too small to take advantage of whatever opportunities there might be right now, Finkel said. Finkel already has a reliable supply of lids, jars, cardboard and the other components needed for more manufacturing. We pay special attention to each component; flour, yeast, butter and water are sourced from the top providers. Johnny’s Prime Meatball Sangwich ($8.49, or $5.50 for the junior size), refers to the butcher shop across the street from where Mr. Finkel lived when he was young. All rights reserved. After almost 20 years of selling mozzarella and bread under canvas tents at farmers’ markets, Hoboken Farms finally has a real roof over its head. “There are going to be significant backups,” he said, “but there won’t be vast supply chain voids.”. If that’s how you feel, this group has you covered, Kevin O’Dowd and Anthony Mazzarelli, Cooper University Health Care, N.J. wins some, loses some in life sciences report. “We thought, people love our mozzarella and bread, and that’s 50 percent of a sandwich, so let’s open a sandwich shop,” he said. But, with customers purchasing sometimes a dozen jars of Hoboken Farms sauce at a time —  stockpiling shelf-stable items in preparation for possible shelter-in-place orders — Finkel has now had to tell distributors his company might be out of stock for a minimum of two and a half weeks. The company has been growing at a steady rate, mostly in the Northeast, ever since Finkel started the business as a farmer’s market vendor selling artisan bread and fresh mozzarella. While New Jerseyans debate how they will celebrate a COVID-impacted holiday season, there is one aspect of the holidays we should all be able... To say 2020 has been a challenging year would be quite an understatement. 2. Then, every grocer started asking for more of the product — sometimes triple the usual order size. Brad Finkel woke up one morning to an unprecedentedly large order of his company’s tomato sauce on Amazon. Hoboken Farms, which now manufactures four flavors of tomato sauce that have received various accolades, has built a brand as a producer of food with simple ingredients. Vendors: Union Hill Farms, Pickle-Licious, Kimichi Kitchen, and more. But the small business owner expects to be vulnerable to any of the downsides. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Monday. The Garden State Wine Growers Association sure hopes many feel that way. However, difficult times present an opportunity for us to focus on... For small businesses like sauce-maker Hoboken Farms, coronavirus is causing unexpected, unprecedented... Read all ROI-NJ’s coverage of coronavirus in New Jersey, CBTS partners with Edge to provide communication solutions tech consortium, JLL completes $53M sale of new apartment community in Jersey City, Newark Working Kitchens to deliver 10K meals to city residents this week, Cannabis-infused Thanksgiving feast?