Farmers’ Market

Why does a Land Trust run a farmers’ market? Because buying local keeps family farmers in business and farmland intact.

Farmers MarketThe Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market was started in 2007 to provide local farmers a place to sell their products directly to consumers. Though modest at first, it blossomed over the years into a highly anticipated community event that routinely attracts more than a thousand customers to the historic Dvoor Farm every Sunday from May to November.

The market features 15 to 20 farmers who sell only products they grow or make themselves, including organic produce, grass-fed meats, artisan cheese and bread, honey, wine, live plants and more. Our monthly Winter Market, though smaller in scale, has a similar choice of items.

Next Farmers’ Market is Sunday, Oct. 26

The Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market will be open Sunday, Oct. 26  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with locally grown vegetables, grass-fed beef, artisan breads, cheeses, honey, alpaca products, pies, wine, plants and more. Our producers’ only market, which features 19 vendors, is located at the Dvoor Farm off the Route 12 circle in Raritan Township.

Explore the 1798 stone Dvoor Farm house with guided tours at 10 and 11 a.m. We’ll explore this historic site from top to bottom: from the 18th-century graffiti in the attic to the murder in the summer kitchen in the basement.

The tour will also spotlight the efforts to preserve this property in the 1990s largely through New Jersey Green Acres funding. New Jersey voters will decide the fate of a ballot question on Tuesday, Nov. 4 that ensures stable funding for Green Acres open space, farmland and historic preservation.

The Tom McMillan Jazz Quartet will perform for shoppers at this week’s market.

Farmers’ Market sponsors this year are Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Tom McMillan with Weidel Realtors and Team Capital Bank.Parking is free and easily accessible.

Land Trust supporters receive a special deal or discount every market day. Just stop by the Land Trust booth to pick up a coupon.

2014 Farmers’ Market Events Schedule

Date Event Music
May 18 Free tours of Dvoor Farm house and 19th century barns SwingSet
May 25 TBD Late Night Kennel Club
June 1 Flemington Library reading. DBB Jazz Trio
June 8 Bike Day Chuck Schaeffer
June 15 Event with Fired Up Food Truck McMillan & Co.
June 22 Dennis Bertland will discuss “Early New Jersey Taverns” Karl Dentino — Ragtime Relics
June 29 Kids Sprouts Projects, Master Gardeners, Treasure Hunterdon Shopping Spree Drawings World Beats — Mike Wojik
July 6 Cheers for a Dozen Ears: book signing and scavenger hunt with author Felicia Chernesky TBD
July 13 300th anniversary museum tours: Tour of the Dvoor Farm House Michael Long
July 20 Tomato tasting; 300th anniversary museum tours: Tour of the Dvoor Farm House; Master Gardeners  Moore Brothers Band
July 27 Ron O’Reilly — Stories Worth Repeating (two stories for all ages) Karl Dentino, Ragtime Relics
Aug. 3 Ron O’Reilly — Stories Worth Repeating (stories for kids) Mike Wojik, World Beats
Aug. 31 Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color book signing and event with Felicia Sanzari Chernesky (stories for kids) Swingset
Sept. 7 Storytelling Series with Carol Titus and Ken Galipeau Kaleidoscope
Sept. 21 Apple Tasting Event and the Master Gardeners Michael Long
Sept. 28 Swingset
Oct. 5 Marie Saldarini – wreath making demonstration & workshop with dried nature.  Late Night Kennel Club
Oct. 12 Hunterdon County Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month information with HART Chuck Schaeffer
Oct. 19 Walking Tour: The Dvoor Farm: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Nov. 2 Storytelling Series with Carol Simon Levin
Nov. 9 Storytelling Series with Poet Daniel Harris, reading and discussion

Check back as we continue to add more events.

2013 Economic Survey

The Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market had an annual combined economic impact of $2.6 million on its vendors, host neighborhood and surrounding region, according to a report recently completed by SEED. The SEED evaluation team also learned that our Farmers’ Market attracts about 800 shoppers per market day for an estimated annual attendance of 22,400 shoppers. You can read the SEED Report to discover how our Farmers’ Market benefits our local economy.

2014 Farmers’ Market

Vendor Contact Products
Apple Ridge Farm wood-fired brick oven sourdough breads, farm themed muffins, cookies, tarts, granola, dog treats, liquid hand soap made from our farm and dairy product waste
Blue Mist Hollow Farm  609-397-8599 perennials, seasonal greens at holiday time
Boblink Dairy and Bakehouse aged cheeses and artisan breads
Comeback Farm or 908-537-9449 certified organic vegetables and fruit
The Coffee Scoop
fresh and packaged organic, fair trade coffee, beans and ground
Fulper Farms yogurt, greek yogurt, ricotta, mozzarella, string cheeses, butter, hard cheeses, potentially milk and additional dairy products
Griggstown Farm
fresh and frozen poultry, pot pies, sausage, fruit pies, eggs, mushrooms
Headquarters Farm
frozen lamb products
Hollandview Farm
organic wheat grass and wheat grass shots; organic microgreens
Milford Farm beef, pork and eggs
Phillips Farms
fruit, vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, potted plants, apple cider, jam
Purely Farm
pastured brown eggs, bone-in pork chops, ground pork, pork cutlets, loin end roasts, shoulder roasts, chipped pork, artisan sausages, smoked ham slices, roasts & hocks
Sandbook Meadow Farm certified organic vegetables
Sowsian Farm 609-773-0840
cut flowers beginning in late June/early July
Sweet Valley Farm
seasonal vegetables beginning in early July
Tassot Apiaries
local raw honey, whipped honey, raw unfiltered honey, specialties honey, honeystyxs, pure beeswax candles, handcrafted natural soaps and more
Toadshade Wildflower Farm
native plants, hot tea from plants they grow, foraged nuts
Villa Milagro Vineyards
WoodsEdge Wools Farm
llama and alpaca fleeces, rovings, yarns, socks, gloves, scarves, mittens, hats, shawls, rugs, USDA yak and aged beef

Are you a farmer interested in selling your products at our farmers’ market? Openings are limited. Contact market manager Catherine Suttle for information: or 908-237-4582.


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