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 Begins Sunday, Dec. 21
The Hunterdon Land Trust’s Winter Farmers’ Market returns for a third season beginning Sunday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. off the route 12 circle in Raritan Township.
The market will be held the third Sunday of every month. If there’s inclement weather on a scheduled market day, it will be held the following Sunday.
This year, the winter market grows to 14 farmers and vendors:
•Apple Ridge Farm – artisan breads and hearty pastries.
•Comeback Farm – organic vegetables.
•Fired Up Flatbread Co. food truck – pizza, pastries and The Coffee Scoop’s fresh-brewed coffee.
•Fulper Farms – cheese and yogurt.
•Griggstown Farm – eggs, poultry and poultry products.
•Headquarters Farm – lamb and lamb products.
•Hollandview Farm – microgreens, and wheatgrass.
•Locktown Farm — sour pickles, dill pickles, dilly beans, pickled jalapenos and salsa.
•Milford Farms – eggs, beef and pork.
•Purely Farm – eggs, pastured pork and turkey.
•Sandbrook Meadow Farm – organic vegetables.
•Tassot Apiaries – honey and honey products.
•Toadshade Wildflower Farm – native plant seeds, teas and nuts.
•WoodsEdge Wools Farm (December only) – llama and alpaca products.
“The Hunterdon Land Trust’s Winter Farmers’ Market is part of our commitment to supporting local farms and farmers, safeguarding our rural way of life, and ensuring everyone in this area has access to nutritious and delicious local food. Extending the market season into the winter provides the farmers with income year-round and encourages them to extend their growing seasons,” said Catherine Suttle, cultural director of the Hunterdon Land Trust.
For more information on the Hunterdon Land Trust and the Winter Farmers’ Market, visit www.hunterdonlandtrust.org or call 908-237-4582.
2014-2015 Winter Farmers’ Market Schedule
|January 18||11 a.m. to 1 p.m.|
|February 15||11 a.m. to 1 p.m.|
|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 Farmemail@example.com
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-237-4582.
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