Dearborn Market - Professional Profile
Dearborn Market Fine Food & Garden Center
2170 NJ-35, Holmdel, NJ 07733
• Fine Food
• Catering for any event
• Garden Center
• Shop online
OVERVIEW: Started in 1925, Dearborn Market began as a roadside stand and 100-acre farm that grew peaches, apples, strawberries, peppers, and many other fruits and vegetables that were picked before dawn and sold at first light in New York City markets. After several expansions over the years, it has become one of the most innovative businesses in the Jersey Shore area and remains a mainstay in the community since its beginnings over 90 years ago.
Why would a customer tell a friend or family member they should shop at Dearborn?
We are definitely a unique destination as we consist of several departments - fresh produce, gourmet groceries, specialty cheeses, seafood, butcher, bakery, and deli where items are prepared on-site daily. We also offer a full-service catering operation for special events such as holiday/family/birthday/Super Bowl parties and corporate functions.
Our fresh fruit and high-quality gourmet gift baskets with a range of products from Italy to local New Jersey companies are also hugely popular and can be shipped nationwide. Additionally, we offer a warm and welcoming 11,000 sq. ft. greenhouse and outdoor garden center that makes us a special trip beyond your typical food-shopping experience. We have beautiful seasonal displays, and one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor decorative items. While our business continues to grow, Dearborn still holds true to our philosophy of providing personal quality customer service.
What’s the best way to find out about your specials and upcoming events?
One of the best ways to stay updated is to sign up for our e-newsletter via our website to receive information about our weekly specials, coupons, and upcoming events. We are also very active on social media, and frequently post information/links on Facebook and Instagram regarding upcoming events like the Deep Cut Orchid Society Show, annual Easter Tea and Egg Hunt, and Kids Summer Workshops, cook-offs (like our Macaroni and Cheese Challenge), tastings, featured new products, how-to workshops, behind-the-scenes pictures and videos, ongoing contests, and more!
What makes your company stand out among others like yours?
Dearborn not only provides quality fresh food and gifts, but we regularly sponsor a number of special events. These include our farm-to-table family style dinner, annual plant shows, tastings and cooking demonstrations by noted chefs and local entrepreneurs. We also host a variety of seminars and workshops for both adults and children in our indoor greenhouse facility.
We have the ability to host benefit events and parties here, one of our favorite being our annual Wine and Cheese Event for the Frances Foundation, a local group that works tirelessly to put smiles on the faces of children fighting cancer in our area while providing financial assistance to their families. Now in its 7th year, our generous customers and community really have a great time at this event, for a wonderful cause.
Dearborn Market won the 2016 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Garden Center from Monmouth Health and Life magazine, and we were voted best garden center in New Jersey Monthly’s Best of NJ awards. From 1925 through today, we are still very much a family business, and we invite you and your family to make Dearborn Market your go-to local resource for fine foods and garden products.