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.

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

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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
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

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 or 908-537-9449 certified organic vegetables and fruit
The Coffee Scoop www.freshcoffeescoop.com
215-766-7918
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
Griggstown Farm www.griggstownfarm.com
908-359-5218
fresh and frozen poultry, pot pies, sausage, fruit pies, eggs, mushrooms
Headquarters Farm roger@headquartersfarm.com
917-885-7212
frozen lamb products
Hollandview Farm www.hollandviewfarm.com/
908-399-5658
organic wheat grass and wheat grass shots; organic microgreens
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
Sowsian Farm 609-773-0840
609-802-7074
cut flowers beginning in late June/early July
Sweet Valley Farm www.sweetvalleyfarms.com
908-806-FARM
seasonal vegetables beginning in early July
Tassot Apiaries contact@tassotapiaries.com
908-264-4504
local raw honey, whipped honey, raw unfiltered honey, specialties honey, honeystyxs, pure beeswax candles, handcrafted natural soaps and more
Toadshade Wildflower Farm toadshade@toadshade.com
908-996-7500
native plants, hot tea from plants they grow, foraged nuts
Villa Milagro Vineyards www.villamilagrovineyards.com
908-995-2072
wine
WoodsEdge Wools Farm www.woodsedge.com
609-397-2212
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: catherine@hunterdonlandtrust.org or 908-237-4582.

 


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