Oct 04 2017

Farmers’ Market Celebrates Food
With Full Slate of Activities


Join us at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St in Raritan Township for our next Second Sunday Program Series at our Farmers’ Market when we salute local food. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We’e got a full line up scheduled! Here’s what you’ll find:

What’s New

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what happens when you attend an apple tasting?

Come find out when an apple and pear tasting, along with other family-friendly events, will be held as part of a celebration of local food on Sunday, Oct. 8. The market is located at 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township and is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visitors can sample a variety of apples provided by local farmers. The market will have a sweet — and tart — sampling with suggestions about what apples are perfect for pies or for tossing in your child’s lunchbox.

Also, seven Girl Scouts from Troop 80688 working on their journey badge will share information about how to use fruits and vegetables – such as tomatoes, squash and apples – without wasting them.

The market will welcome children’s author Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, who has written several children’s books including From Apple Trees to Cider, Please, Sun Above and Blooms Below: A Springtime of Opposites, and Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color. Chernesky will lead a scavenger hunt encouraging children to search the Farmers’ Market for different shapes.

And, you can learn about canning and preserving your Farmers’ Market purchases with Chris Whitney of Locktown Farm.

All events are free; no registration is required.

Also, Flemington-based baker Grateful Bites will be selling fruit pies.

New Vendor

The Cotton Cattle Company

We have a new meat vendor! Join us in welcoming the Cotton Cattle Company, located at River Valley Farm in Hunterdon County, in the heart of the scenic Musconetcong River Valley.

The Cotton Cattle Company is a holistically managed farming operation dedicated to the production of grass-fed and pasture-raised meats. It exceeds “organic” and “natural” standards by managing its farm in a holistic manner that works symbiotically with the land and the laws of Mother Nature. It practices rotational grazing, riparian buffering and conservation mowing to enhance the fertility of its soils and quality of its water.

Its meats are free of antibiotics, artificial hormones and animal byproducts to provide a healthy and tasteful eating experience. The breeds of livestock are meticulously researched and selected by its farm manager to ensure a proper fit for pasture-based farming.

Land Trust Special

All Land Trust Supporters can save $1 at any one farm stand this Sunday. Visit our booth for more information.

Recipe

Chicken Sautéed With Apples

What You’ll Need:

4 boneless, skinless chicken-breast halves
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 firm apple, cored, halved, and cut into ½-inch slices
1 cup apple juice
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
kosher salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

What To Do:

— Place each chicken-breast half between 2 sheets of wax paper and pound with a meat mallet until about ¾ inch thick.
— Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the chicken until golden, about 3 minutes per side.
— Add the apple slices, apple juice, onion, garlic, thyme, ½ teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Simmer, covered, 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender.
— Remove the chicken, apple slices, and onion to a serving platter and keep warm.
— Bring the sauce to a boil for about 5 minutes or until slightly reduced. Whisk in the mustard. Pour the sauce over the chicken.

Serves 4.
Recipe from Real Simple

Music

Ragtime Relics will play a classic blend of Tin Pan Alley, Ragtime Blues, early Country Music and more. The band features Karl Dentino, guitar, harmonica and vocals; and John Sudia, bass, guitar, mandolin and vocals.

Sponsors

Our Farmers’ Market sponsors are:  Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, ShopRite of Hunterdon County and Peragrin LLC. We encourage you to support the businesses who support your favorite Farmers’ Market!


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