Oct 11 2017

Local Food Celebration Rescheduled
For Sunday’s Farmers’ Market


What’s New

Due to the heavy rain last weekend, we have rescheduled many of our Second Sunday Program events. Join us for a fun day of family-friendly activities!

We’ll have our apple tasting from 10 a.m. to noon, when you can sample a wonderful variety including: Mutsu, Empire Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Libery Macoun, Sonata, Suncrisp and Winesap.

Comeback Farm, Phillips Farms and Sweet Valley Farms are providing the apples.

The market will welcome children’s author Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, who has written several children’s books including From Apple Trees to Cider, Please, Sun Above and Blooms Below: A Springtime of Opposites, and Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color. Chernesky will lead a scavenger hunt encouraging children to search the Farmers’ Market for different shapes.

Also, seven Girl Scouts from Troop 80688 working on their journey badge will share information about how to reuse fruits and vegetables — such as tomatoes, squash and apples — that are past their prime without wasting them.

The market is located at 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township on the Dvoor Farm. Visit us from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to apples, we will have all your favorite local fruits and veggies, meats, bread, cheese, honey, native plant seeds, eggs, milk and much more.

Land Trust Special

Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse is hosting a Land Trust Special deal on bread that will save you some dough. All Land Trust Supporters can save 25% off their bread purchase. You can visit our booth to pick up this deal, or to learn how to become a Land Trust Supporter and save money every week you shop.

Recipe

Three-Bean Java Chili

What You’ll Need:

1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup brewed dark roasted ground coffee
3.5 cup finely diced tomatoes
1—3 diced jalapeno peppers
2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
Garnish with cheddar cheese if desired

What To Do:

— Cook beef, onion and garlic in 6-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until meat is browned; drain.

— Stir in coffee, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt, cloves and beans. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook 30 minutes to blend flavors.

— Serve hot in bowls garnished with shredded cheddar cheese, sliced green onion and tortilla chips, if desired.

Serves eight.

Vendors that sell ingredients in this recipe:
Ground Beef: Cotton Cattle Company, WoodsEdge Farm
Onions, Garlic, Tomatoes, Peppers: Phillips Farms, Sandbrook Meadow Farm, Comeback Farm, Sweet Valley Farms
Coffee: Fieldstone Coffee Roasters
Cheese: Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse, Fulper Family Farmstead

Music

Enjoy “Americana,” classic country, roots music, and the best of 60s & 70s singer-songwriters when Bill Ihling performs between 10 a.m. and noon. Bill’s not only a musician, but also was a farmer at one time: He moved to Kansas in 2004 to fulfill a long-time dream of owning a farm in the the wide-open spaces of the Heartland. For almost 10 years, he and his wife Dianne grazed beef and raised vegetables on “Buffalo Hollow Farm” near Reading, Kansas. In 2014, they returned to the Garden State and now reside in Holland Township.

Sponsors

Our fabulous sponsors are:  Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, ShopRite of Hunterdon County and Peragrin LLC. Please support them!


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