Farmers’ Market Hosts Storytelling Series

Once upon a time in a land not too far away, a group of people got together and decided to hold a Storytelling Series on a beautiful farm with lots of delicious food…

And now that series will soon begin. Visit the Farmers’ Market on Sunday, July 27 when our free Storytelling Series kicks off with Ron O’Reilly of Stories Worth Repeating.

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Ron O’Reilly

“The stories I share tell of the ‘Ha! Ha!’ and ‘Oh! Oh!’ moments of becoming human,” O’Reilly said. “The stories have lots of laughs, some wry smirks, fables of our foibles, and some tugs of the heartstrings of our loves and loyalties. These are stories that celebrate uniqueness of person and commonness of humanity with its wit and wisdom.”

O’Reilly will share stories with older audiences at 10:45 a.m. and stories with children at noon under the big tent at the Farmers’ Market.  O’Reilly, who will return to the market on Aug. 3, is an East Amwell resident and a local personal historian who helps people document their life and times. Learn more at his website.

The Storytelling Series sponsors are Flemington-based Twice Told Tales/The Moonstone Mystery Bookstore and Act 2 Books.

Future Storytelling Series events will feature:

  • Sept. 7: Carol Titus and Ken Galipeau in the Dvoor Farm house at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Titus is co-founder of the New Jersey Storytelling Network and facilitates the New Jersey Storytelling Guild. Galipeau is a collector of stories, songs and poems that touch both hearts and funny bones.
  • Nov. 2: Carol Simon Levin will tell Halloween stories from 10 a.m. to noon under the big tent at the Farmers’ Market. Levin has more than 20 years of experience as a children’s library telling stories and sharing songs with young audiences.
  • Nov. 9: Poet Daniel Harris will hold a reading and discussion in the Dvoor Farm house at 10:30 a.m.

Anyone interested in attending the Sept. 7 and Nov. 9 events in the Dvoor Farm house are encouraged to register by calling the Land Trust at 908-237-4582 or emailing

The Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market hosts about 20 local farmers and vendors every Sunday through Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, Route 12 circle in Raritan Twp. Every week, shoppers can find a bounty of local grown, organic vegetables, grass-fed beef, artisan breads, cheeses, honey, pies, wine, plants and more.

 Farmers’ Market sponsors are Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Tom McMillan with Weidel Realtors and Team Capital Bank.


Thanks for Joining Us at Treasure Hunterdon!

Front of Dvoor Farm houseWe want to thank everyone who participated in our Treasure Hunterdon fundraiser.

After a delicious breakfast reception and tour of the Dvoor Farm house, guests headed out on a picture-perfect day to explore six other historic sites: the Black & Western Railroad in Ringoes; Headquarters Farm in Delaware Twp.; Oak Summit School, Old Stone Church and Cemetery in Kingwood; You’ll also visit: Headquarters Farm in Delaware Twp.; Oak Summit School, Old Stone Church and Cemetery in Kingwood; and Prallsville Mills in Stockton; the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead and the James Marshall House, both in Lambertville. The tour also took guests past scenic vistas, covered bridges, beautiful historic homes and more.

We also wish to congratulate the winners of our two drawings at the June 29 Farmers’ Market: Marilyn Smith for the ticket entries and Karen Riedeburg from the social media entries. They each received a $125 shopping spree at our Farmers’ Market.

Our Treasure Hunterdon fundraiser was sponsored by Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants Inc.,  Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Flemington Bituminous Corporation,  Gattuso Media Design, Golden Pheasant Inn, ShopRite of Hunterdon County, Team Capital Bank, Tom McMillan with Weidel Realtors and Matt’s Red Rooster Grill. Treats for the morning reception are being donated by ShopRite of Flemington and Teaberry’s Tea Room. We kindly encourage you to support the businesses that support us.

To keep abreast of future Land Trust events, you can also visit Fun New Jersey’s website.

2014 Schedule of Events



Date Event Location
DEC. 2-3, Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. Trail Maintenance Project Zega Lockatong Preserve
DECEMBER 15, Sunday 11 am-1 pm Winter Farmers’ Market Historic Dvoor Farm
JANUARY 11, Saturday 10 a.m. Hike the extended Zega-Lockatong trail. Park in lot in front of Bulls Island on Rt. 29.
JANUARY 18, Saturday 10 a.m. Hike along the Frenchtown Preserve Park  at DesignPlan building south of Frenchtown on Rt. 29.
JANUARY 19, Sunday 11am–1pm Winter Farmers’ Market Historic Dvoor Farm
FEBRUARY 16, Sunday 11am–1pm Winter Farmers’ Market Historic Dvoor Farm
MARCH 16, Sunday 11am–1pm Winter Farmers’ Market Historic Dvoor Farm
APRIL 3, Thursday, Time: 6:15 p.m. Amphibian Walk Idell Preserve, Barbertown-Idell Road, Kingwood
APRIL 27, Sunday, 11 am-1pm Farmers’ Market Historic Dvoor Farm
May 3, Saturday, 10 am Educational Hike Frenchtown Preserve
JUNE 28, Saturday 10 a.m. Treasure Hunterdon Starts at Historic Dvoor Farm
JULY 17,Thursday, 8-10 p.m. Moth Night Zega Lockatong Preserve
SEPT. 28, Sunday Farm to Table Dinner Grand Colonial, Hampton

*The Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market is open every Sunday, 9am–1pm, May 20–November 24, rain or shine. See the Farmers’ Market page for a list of vendors.

Click here to view our: Farmers’ Market Schedule

Dvoor Farm (111 Mine Street, Flemington): Headquarters of the Hunterdon Land Trust! Read more