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.
Winter Farmers’ Market Planned for March 15
The Hunterdon Land Trust’s next winter’s Farmers’ Market is scheduled for Sunday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. off the route 12 circle in Raritan Township.
In the event of inclement weather, please check the Land Trust’s website at www.hunterdonlandtrust.org or Facebook page to make sure the market is being held.
The final winter market for the season will be April 19.
Please check our website, Facebook page or sign up for our newsletter, to keep informed in case snow or ice forces us to reschedule.
2015 Winter Farmers’ Market Schedule
|March 15||11 a.m. to 1 p.m.|
|April 19||11 a.m. to 1 p.m.|
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 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|
|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 Farmfirstname.lastname@example.org
|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: email@example.com or 908-237-4582.
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