Something I always think of as a sure sign of summer near the Jersey Shore is Farmer's Markets.

There's nothing quite like waking up early (ish) on a beautiful Saturday morning and taking a ride out to an outdoor farmers market to do some shopping.

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What I like about farmer's markets is that you can A. get fresh produce that's usually delicious and B. you know you're supporting a local business.

When I lived in Pennsylvania, the town I called home, Phoenixville, had a farmers market every Saturday in the summer under a massive bridge in town.

Each week I'd head down there, get a cup of coffee and walk around picking up some groceries for the week, and of course, look at all the dogs walking around.

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There are a ton of farmer's markets around Jersey, but one farmer's market, in particular, is making some big changes for this year.

It's a popular farmer's market in Ocean County, and this year it'll run from May 6th through September 30th between 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM

In the past, people were able to walk around and enjoy what the market had to offer, but dogs were strictly prohibited.

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That changed during this week's Town Council Meeting.

Dog owners will now be able to bring their four-legged friends with them to the Windward Beach Park farmer's market.

According to Shorebeat, both dog owners and their dogs have to be well-behaved while at the farmer's market, and this new resolution is on a trial basis.

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However, as of now, you and your dog will be able to enjoy the Farmer's Market together this year at Windward Beach Park in Brick.

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