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.

Shoppers can find organic vegetables, grass-fed beef, artisan breads, cheeses, honey, pies, plants, locally roasted coffee, milk, eggs and more every week. 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.

Join Us for Our Next Farmers’ Market on Sunday, July 24

This year, our producers’-only market is celebrating its 10th anniversary with special events, tours, live music and a bounty of locally grown farm-fresh products.

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.

“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, McPherson & Newland Insurance, Farmers Insurance Company of Flemington, Brighton Financial Planning, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Provident Bank Foundation, Amy S. Greene 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.
  • Doc Bakers Farmulations — plant-based beverages.
  • The Farmer and the Chickpea — prepared foods including quiche, focaccia, kale salad, grain salad, parmesan roasted chickpeas, vegetable bakes and bread puddings.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Flemington Free Public Library; Artisan: Jams by Kim

Date Event Music
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 NOFA NJ composting demonstration Late Night Kennel Club
July 17 Meet Your Farmers: A Special Presentation in our wagon house where shoppers can learn all about local food and the farmers who grow it. Robert Viola, Rockin Robbi
July 24 Karl Dentino, Ragtime Relics
July 31
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
Oct. 30 .
Nov. 6 Artisan: Jams by Kim
Nov. 13
Nov. 20 Artisan: Jams by Kim



May — Nov. 2016 Farmers’ Market Vendors

 

Vendor Contact Products
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
908-537-9449
certified organic vegetables and fruit
Doc Bakers Farmulations www.docbakers.com
(215) 230-3444
Organic plant-based drinks
The Farmer and the Chickpea http://farmerandthechickpea.com/
908-923-4024
Assortment of salads and much more
Fieldstone Coffee Roasters Fieldstone Coffee Roasters website
908-797-7181
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
Griggstown Farm www.griggstownfarm.com
908-359-5218
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
Phillips Farms www.phillipsfarms.com
908-995-0022
fruit, vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, potted plants, apple cider, jam
Purely Farm purelyfarm@verizon.net
215-317-0889
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
Sweet Valley Farm www.sweetvalleyfarms.com
908-806-FARM
seasonal vegetables beginning in early July
Toadshade Wildflower Farm toadshade@toadshade.com; www.toadshade.com
908-996-7500
native plants, hot tea from plants they grow, foraged nuts
WoodsEdge Farm www.woodsedge.com
609-397-2212
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: catherine@hunterdonlandtrust.org or 908-237-4582.

 


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