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.
Take a look at our Farmers’ Market and learn more about the Dvoor Farm by watching our video.
HLT Celebrates Farmers’ Market’s 10th Anniversary
For the past decade, the Hunterdon Land Trust’s Farmers’ Market has become for many locals as much of a Sunday ritual as a trip to church or dinner with the family.
This year, the producers’-only market will celebrate its 10th anniversary with special events, tours, live music and a bounty of locally grown farm-fresh products. Shoppers can find organic vegetables, grass-fed beef, artisan breads, cheeses, honey, pies, plants, locally roasted coffee, milk, eggs and more every week.
The market runs Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from May 15 to Nov. 20 at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township. On Sunday, June 12, the market will celebrate its first decade with a ceremony, cake for market attendees and several special events.
“Our Farmers’ Market has grown through the years thanks to our incredible local farmers who offer delicious food and all our shoppers who appreciate the quality they offer,” said Patricia Ruby, executive director of the Hunterdon Land Trust. “I think our Farmers’ Market at the historic Dvoor Farm has also been very successful because it honors and supports our agricultural legacy and serves as a gathering place where old and new friends meet.”
Farmers’ Market sponsors this year are Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Tom McMillan with Weidel Realtors, Brighton Financial Planning, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Provident Bank Foundation, Amy Green Environmental Consultants, Gattuso Media Designs, NJ Environment News, ShopRite of Hunterdon County, Kelly Mac Interiorscapes and Peragrin, LLC.
Shoppers will find these local farmers and vendors at the HLT market:
- Apple Ridge Farm – artisan breads and hearty pastries.
- Blue Mist Hollow Farm – perennial and annual plants.
- Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse — breads, a variety of cheeses – including cave-ripened cheddar, baudolino and drum – and pasta made with emmer wheat.
- Comeback Farm – organic vegetables.
- Fieldstone Coffee Roasters – Coffee (including beans and ground), teas and more.
- Fired Up Flatbread Co. food truck – pizza, pastries and beverages.
- Fulper Family Farmstead – cheese and yogurt.
- Griggstown Farm – eggs, poultry and poultry products.
- Locktown Farm — sour pickles, dill pickles, dilly beans, pickled jalapenos and salsa.
- Milford Farms – eggs, beef and pork.
- Phillips Farms — a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, fruit spreads and preserves, flowers, apple cider and more.
- Purely Farm – eggs, pastured pork and turkey.
- Rolling Hills Farm – oyster mushroom kits, organic oyster mushrooms and microgreens.
- Sandbrook Meadow Farm – organic vegetables.
- Sweet Valley Farm (starting in June) – seasonal fruits and vegetables including corn, eggplants and tomatoes.
- Toadshade Wildflower Farm – native plant seeds, teas and nuts.
- WoodsEdge Farm – llama and alpaca products, honey.
A second food truck will roll up to the Dvoor Farm starting this June. Jammin’ Crepes will become a regular market vendor offering made-to-order sweet and savory crêpes, filled with seasonal produce and ingredients from HLT’s local farmers.
HLT will host a series of talks covering health, the environment, gardening, history and more in its new rustic classroom, which was converted from an old wagon shed last year. The market will also welcome local woodworkers, pottery makers and other artisans every week.
“We’re excited to be introducing the rustic classroom into our regular market season as we celebrate our anniversary,” said Catherine Suttle, director of cultural resources at HLT. “The classroom will enhance our efforts to grow the market and the Dvoor Farm as a destination site and place where the community can connect for a terrific series of programs and workshops.”
Most farmers accept credit cards, and all four produce farmers honor WIC vouchers and the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.
2016 Farmers’ Market Events Schedule
Check back often as this schedule is being updated regularly.
|May 15||Opening Day; Master Gardeners, John Wear Pottery||Chuck Schaeffer|
|May 22||Dvoor Farm House Tour 10:30 a.m.||Karl Dentino’s Ragtime Relics|
|May 29||Toadshade Wildflower Farms Workshop “Gardens Alive! Habitat Gardening for Bird, Butterflies and Wildlife” 1 hour workshop in the Wagon House at 10:30 am||Robert Viola|
|June 5||Flemington Free Public Library; Artisan: Jams by Kim||Mike Wojik, Bonk|
|June 12||10th Anniversary Celebration featuring wagon house tours with Chris Pickell and Adam Wengryn, cake-cutting ceremony, drawing for a basket of market goodies; Artisan: John Wear, pottery||Late Night Kennel Club|
|June 19||Artisan: Bret Cavanaugh||Bill Ihling|
|June 26||Nature Series: Geology of Hunterdon County with John Allen; Artisan: Doug Wright: furniture maker|
|July 3||Artisan: Jams by Kim||Ren’s Swingset – Jeffrey Fadden|
|July 10||Late Night Kennel Club|
|July 17||Robert Viola, Rockin Robbi|
|July 24||Karl Dentino, Ragtime Relics|
|Aug. 7||Ren’s Swingset — Jeffrey McFadden|
|Aug. 14||Artisan: Doug Wright, fine furniture maker||Chuck Schaeffer|
|Aug. 21||Some Like It Hot|
|Aug. 28||The Moore Brothers|
|Sept. 4||Artisan: Jams by Kim|
|Sept. 11||Apple Tasting I: Sample a variety of delicious local apples||Some Like It Hot|
|Sept. 18||Artisan: John Wear, pottery||Robert Viola, Rockin’ Robbie|
|Sept. 25||Nature Series: Master Gardeners; Artisan: Bret Cavanaugh||Maggie Hill|
|Oct. 2||Nature Series: Kim Kurki, illustrator and nature writer; Artisan: Jams by Kim|
|Oct. 9||Apple Tasting II: Come sample some delicious late-season apples|
|Oct. 16||History Series: Flemington During the Lindbergh Trial with Jim Davidson||Late Night Kennel Club|
|Oct. 23||Robert Viola, Rockin’ Robbie|
|Nov. 6||Artisan: Jams by Kim|
|Nov. 20||Artisan: Jams by Kim|
May — Nov. 2016 Farmers’ Market Vendors
|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|
|certified organic vegetables and fruit|
|Fieldstone Coffee Roasters||Fieldstone Coffee Roasters website
|Coffee (including beans and ground), teas and more|
|Fired Up Flatbread Food Co.||Fired Up Flatbread Food Co. on Facebook||flatbread pizza, pastries, coffee from The Coffee Scoop, cold beverages|
|Fulper Family Farmstead||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|
|Locktown Farm||Fermented and pickled foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, sour pickles, kombucha, cucumber pickles, relish and more.|
|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|
|Rolling Hills Farm||http://www.rollinghillsfarm.org/
|oyster mushroom kits, organic oyster mushrooms and microgreens.|
|Sandbook Meadow Farm||www.sandbrookmeadowfarm.com||certified organic vegetables|
|Sweet Valley Farm||www.sweetvalleyfarms.com
|seasonal vegetables beginning in early July|
|Toadshade Wildflower Farmfirstname.lastname@example.org
|native plants, hot tea from plants they grow, foraged nuts|
|llama and alpaca fleeces, rovings, yarns, socks, gloves, scarves, mittens, hats, shawls, rugs, honey, USDA yak and aged beef|
Are you a farmer interested in selling your products at our farmers’ market? Openings are limited. Contact Director of Cultural Resources Catherine Suttle for information: email@example.com or 908-237-4582.
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