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.
Hunterdon Land Trust Winter Farmers’ Market Begins Dec. 20
The Hunterdon Land Trust’s Winter Farmers’ Market kicks off its fourth season starting Sunday, Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. off the route 12 circle in Raritan Township.
The winter market will be held the third Sunday of every month. Winter market dates for 2016 are: Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 20 and April 17. If inclement weather occurs on the third Sunday, the market will be rescheduled for the following week. However, if the March 20 market is canceled, there will be no market that month since March 27 is Easter Sunday.
2014 Economic Survey
The Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market had an annual combined economic impact of more than $2.7 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.
May — Nov. 2015 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|
|organic wheat grass and wheat grass shots; organic microgreens|
|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|
|Nine Acre Farm||(609) 895-6705||Artisan sunflowers|
|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|
|Toadshade Wildflower Farmemail@example.com
|native plants, hot tea from plants they grow, foraged nuts|
|WoodsEdge Wools Farm||www.woodsedge.com
|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 market manager Catherine Suttle for information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-237-4582.
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