Why does a Land Trust run a farmers’ market? Because buying local keeps family farmers in business and farmland intact.
The 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.
Holiday Farmers’ Market is Sunday, Nov. 23
The Hunterdon Land Trust’s annual holiday Farmers’ Market will be held on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. off the route 12 circle in Raritan Township.
This year, the holiday market includes:
- New Jersey Audubon will be selling sunflower seeds, birdhouses and birdfeeders.
- Whimsey Eco Chick will visit the market to sell eco-sustainable, re-purposed feed bags collected from nearly a dozen local zip codes.
- Blue Mist Hollow Farm will sell holiday greenery.
- Children’s author Felicia Sanzari Chernesky will return to the market with children’s activities (weather permitting) and her latest book, Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color.
Instrumental live music will be performed by Robert Viola. The producers only Farmers’ Market features roughly 20 local farmers and vendors offering vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, bread, wine, honey, native seeds, alpaca goods and more.
This is the Land Trust’s final weekly Farmers’ Market for 2014. Its winter Farmers’ Market will return for a third season beginning Sunday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm. The market will be held the third Sunday of the month during the winter season.
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
|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|
|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|
|Nov. 23||Holiday Farmets’ Market|
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
|Apple Ridge Farm||www.appleridge.net||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||www.stonybrookgardens.com 609-397-8599||perennials, seasonal greens at holiday time|
|Boblink Dairy and Bakehouse||www.cowsoutside.com||aged cheeses and artisan breads|
|Comeback Farm||www.comebackfarm.com or 908-537-9449||certified organic vegetables and fruit|
|The Coffee Scoop||www.freshcoffeescoop.com
|fresh and packaged organic, fair trade coffee, beans and ground|
|Fulper Farms||www.fulperfarms.com||yogurt, greek yogurt, ricotta, mozzarella, string cheeses, butter, hard cheeses, potentially milk and additional dairy products|
|fresh and frozen poultry, pot pies, sausage, fruit pies, eggs, mushrooms|
|frozen lamb products|
|organic wheat grass and wheat grass shots; organic microgreens|
|Milford Farm||www.milfordfarms.com||beef, pork and eggs|
|fruit, vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, potted plants, apple cider, jam|
|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||www.sandbrookmeadowfarm.com||certified organic vegetables|
|cut flowers beginning in late June/early July|
|Sweet Valley Farm||www.sweetvalleyfarms.com
|seasonal vegetables beginning in early July|
|local raw honey, whipped honey, raw unfiltered honey, specialties honey, honeystyxs, pure beeswax candles, handcrafted natural soaps and more|
|Toadshade Wildflower Farmemail@example.com
|native plants, hot tea from plants they grow, foraged nuts|
|Villa Milagro Vineyards||www.villamilagrovineyards.com
|WoodsEdge Wools Farm||www.woodsedge.com
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-237-4582.
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