Meet Our Farmers

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

Meet the farmers and vendors who make our producers-only Farmers’ Market the ideal place to shop every week!

Apple Ridge Farm

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Apple Ridge Farm, located in Saylorsburg, Pa., is a sustainable family farm that grows produce, raises chickens and pigs and certified naturally grown produce farm that also makes artisan breads. The farm’s bakery features a wood-fired brick oven, and if not for the modern mixer you might think you had just stepped into a European bakery from the 1800s. Their breads are simple and based on three main ingredients: flour, water and sea salt. They use King Arthur organic flour and ingredients grown on the farm. They also grow and sell vegetables at the farm.

What you’ll find: A variety of breads including French country, seeded sourdough, semolina, golden maize, raisin, cranberry walnut, chocolate cherry sourdough French Country. Apple Ridge also offers pastries, muffins and sconces.  You’ll also find a variety of mustards. 

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Best in Bloom Bouquets

“I wanted a change of pace from my previous job as a dance fitness instructor (Zumba), and with my love of gardening . . . it just made perfect sense to grow that passion into a business,” Hopkins said.
Each week, you’ll find fresh from the garden, season flowers at the Best in Bloom Bouquets booth. “There are so many different varieties that can be offered throughout the season,” said Lynn Hopkins, owner of the Annandale-based company. “I hope to provide some unique blooms that you won’t find in your average store-bought bouquets.”
Hopkins’s lifelong passion for gardening impelled her to start Best in Bloom Bouquets. She says one of the most rewarding aspects of her business is knowing the hard work of nurturing her beautiful flowers from seed to bloom are being enjoyed by her customers. “Many great memories can be associated with a certain bloom or fragrance — like sweet peas from your grandmother’s garden — and I would love to trigger those kind of memories in a Best in Bloom Bouquet,” Hopkins noted.
What You’ll Find: Seasonal floral bouquets.
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Black River Spice & Tea Company

Based in Oldwick, the Black River Spice & Tea Company offers a variety of bottled herbs and spices used for cooking and baking, its own unique renderings of variety of traditional spice blends and contemporary seasonings.

Peter and Amy Nirchio, co-owners of Black River Spice & Tea Company, are also dedicated to providing businesses in western-central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania with the highest quality herbs and spices around. The company grinds its spices — such as black pepper and cumin — the day before delivery so it can be enjoyed at its flavorful peak.

What You’ll Find: Basic herbs and spices used for cooking and baking — such as black pepper, cumin, turmeric, Mexican oregano, Turkish oregano, thyme, cinnamon and allspice. It alsos offer its unique renditions of several traditional spice blends including herbes de provence, celery salt, chili powder, old bay, curry powder (multiple varieties) and garam masala. You’ll find unique renditions more contemporary seasonings: jerk, Cajun, Montreal and more. The company also sells wholesale spices, herbs & tea to businesses in the western-central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania areas.

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Blue Mist Hollow Farm

blue mistBlue Mist Hollow Farm offers a terrific selection of plants.  The farm has been owned by the Willey family for more than 20 years.

They also have a retail store, Stony Brook Gardens, located off route 31 in Pennington that features a tremendous selection of landscape plants, fine gardening tools, unusual garden ornaments, gifts, pottery, statuary, and a wonderful selection of perennial and annual plants.

What You’ll Find: A selection of perennial and annual plants.

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Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse

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What you’ll find: Breads including: medieval rye levain, rustic loaf, flax seed armadillo, cranberry walnut loaf, roasted garlic duck-fat ciabatta. Cheeses include: cave-ripened cheddar, baudolino (a strong, fruity and yeasty cheese nicknamed the “brie of Barbarossa”), drumm (a trademark Bobolink cheese that’s complex yet accessible) and frolic (a firm cheese with a sweet and nutty flavor). They also offer pasta made with emmer wheat.

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Comeback Farm

comeback for eblastComeback Farm is a 40-acre organic family farm located near the banks of the Musconetcong River. Farmer Mark Canright is a veritable “vegetable artist,” growing delicious vegetables, fruits and flowers.

You’ll also find Comeback at our Winter’s Farmers’ Market (which runs the third Sunday of the month from December through April); Mark is a four-season grower, using row covers in the winter to keep his Chinese cabbage, Bok Choy and kale from freezing. Mark also uses the cold winter soil for storage of root vegetables like carrots and radishes. Leaving the plants in the ground during the cold weather converts starch to sugar making for super sweet, almost candy-like vegetables all winter long.

What you’ll find: An assortment of organic vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits.

Doc Bakers Farmulations

Based in Central Bucks County, Doc Bakers Farmulations offers organic, highly nutritious plant-based beverages. Its mission is to provide non-GMO, organic, nutritionally dense cold-pressed juice and food;  to inspire healthy eating, lifestyles, and to be consultants for those who need a helping hand; to share its knowledge and show value in the products it offers. Its juice bar is based in Doylestown, Pa.
What You’ll Find: Fresh, organic drinks that are all suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets.
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Fieldstone Coffee Roasters

Fieldstone Coffee 2Fieldstone Coffee Roasters began in Clinton, New Jersey in 2007 and is passionate about educating people about coffee. It specializes in proprietary coffee, and cups and pairs food menus for restaurants, chefs, cafés, and brewmasters to pull out the ultimate flavors in their meal or dessert. Fieldstone’s coffee is locally roasted in Milford.

What you’ll find: Fieldstone offers fresh cups of coffee, and single origin and custom blended beans for sale. You will find an array of organic and Fair Trade coffee, and they will freshly grind your beans for you to take home to enjoy all week. Seasonal fresh-roasted iced coffee and small-batch brewed iced teas will be available, along with a wide variety of loose leaf teas.

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Fired Up Flatbread Co.

food truckThe Fired Up Flatbread Company’s food truck offers fabulous menu items — including breakfast and lunch pizzas — around local ingredients provided by our farmers. Executive Chef Marc Viscomi says that by showcasing seasonal  ingredients which have been grown and sourced in Hunterdon County, “we can support local, regional and sustainable agriculture.”

Viscomi  is a classically trained French chef, who was graduated from the French Culinary Institute in 1997. He worked at several top eateries in New York City, before moving to Hunterdon County.

What you’ll find: Several different varieties of breakfast and lunch pizzas, breakfast pastries and beverages.

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For more than a century, the Fulper family has operated this picturesque farm in the hills of West Amwell. Their farm has 120 Holstein cows which they milk twice daily in a state-of-the-art milking parlor. While dairy farms throughout Hunterdon County have been disappearing for the past 50 years, Fulper has managed to thrive by constant innovation. In 2011, they were nationally recognized for their solar energy system.

What you’ll find: Fulper Family Farmstead offers two varieties of hand-braided mozzarella string cheese —  crushed red pepper and parsley, and Nigella seed — ricotta cheese, yogurt and yogurt drinks.

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Farmer George Rude started in 1975 with a dozen quail and from that created a farm based on all-natural methods. Griggstown Farm offers chickens, pheasants and quail that are all natural (free of growth hormones and antibiotics) and cage free without overcrowding, They also raise all-natural free-range Heritage Breed Turkeys, which might be the closest you’ll get to tasting a turkey similar to what the Pilgrims would have enjoyed.

What you’ll find: chicken and turkey pot pies, fruit pies (including blueberry, strawberry rhubard and apple crumb), chicken sausages, eggs and more. Two types of turkeys available around Thanksgiving.

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Locktown Farm

Locktown Farm, located in Hunterdon County, is a producer of small-batch fermented food and drinks using only organically grown ingredients. All of Locktown’s ‘live cultured’ foods are fermented from two to six weeks depending on the product and ambient temperature resulting in the full flavor and nutrient density that only time can create.

What You’ll Find: Locktown Farm offers a wonderful selection that includes sour pickles, dill pickles, dilly beans, pickled jalapenos and salsa, and blackberry kombucha (a lightly effervescent fermented drink of sweetened black tea or green tea), sauerkraut, pickled beets and pickled eggs. All ingredients are organically grown.

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A fourth generation farm that was started by Charles Kolvites in 1928 in Kingwood Township, NJ is currently run by his great grandson, Scott Milford and his wife Maryann.

Milford Farms breeds their own beef cattle and pigs, and grow the grass hay and grain that the animals are fed.  The animals are also fed human-grade grain recycled from brewing beer, “brewers grain.”

What you’ll find: Beef, pork and eggs.

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Phillips Farms

Shoppers-at-Phillips-300x164Phillips Farms began in the mid-1800s as a dairy farm and has grown, and now encompasses more than 200 acres in the hills of Holland Township.

When Mark Phillips took over the farm in the 1980s, he began growing berries, lettuce and asparagus. He discovered the heavy, stony high ground set above the Delaware River provided excellent conditions for fruit, while the light, sandy soil in the river bottom was well suited to vegetables.

What you’ll find: A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, fruit spreads and preserves, , flowers, apple cider and more.

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Purely Farm raises naturally pastured chicken, turkey, pork and lamb. They are a small diversified farm dedicated to sustainable agriculture, the humane treatment of animals and an organic way of life. Purely Farm’s naturally pastured pork is raised added hormone and antibiotic free. The hogs are rotated between pastures where they consume green grass, plenty of roots and a variety of sub-soil treats. They supplement their pastured diet with a locally grown grain ration containing no GMO feed or chemical additives.

What you’ll find: Pastured brown eggs, bone-in pork chops, ground pork, pork cutlets, loin end roasts, shoulder roasts, chipped pork, turkey stock, artisan sausages, smoked ham slices, roasts and hocks.

Learn more by emailing purelyfarm@verizon.net or call 215-317-0889

 

River Lea House

What You’ll Find: An assortment of garlics including cooking garlic, seed garlic, garlic scape pesto and garlic butter.

 

Sandbrook Meadow Farm

sanbrook blogLocated on 50 acres in the beautiful rolling farmland of Sergeantsville, Sandbrook Meadow Farm delivers certified organic vegetables throughout the growing season.

Farmer Alex Sawatzky and partner landowners Brent and Deirdre Alderfer are committed to preserving the integrity of the land and the joys of farm community through responsible organic farming practices at Sandbrook Meadow.

What you’ll find: Certified organic vegetables including beets, bok choi, eggplant, leeks, tomatoes, peppers, peaches, summer and winter squash and zucchini.

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Sweet Valley Farm began as a dairy center in 1928 and now offers an array of vegetables and fruits on 200 acres of rich bottomland soil. They also run a landscape supply, garden center and nursey at their Ringoes-based facility.

What you’ll find: Seasonal vegetables and fruits including corn, eggplants, tomatoes and watermelons beginning in July.

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Toadshade Wildflower Farm

toadshade croppedToadshade provides  an incredible range of  native, perennial and propagated wildflower plants. All plants are propagated and grown at their Frenchtown Farm from seed, cutting or division.

Toadshade Wildflower Farm was started to make native wildflowers — particularly perennials — more easily available. The farm’s goal is to provide native, perennial, propagated wildflower plants; identify available plants by their common and scientific names; and to clearly summarize the native range and growth requirements of the wildflowers offered for sale.

What you’ll find: Native plants and native plant seeds – including wildflowers, shrubs, ferns, vines and small trees.

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WoodsEdge Farm

woodsedge croppedThis three-generation farm has one of the largest herds of award-winning suri llamas in the world; representing a wide diversity of genetic lines. The farm is full-cycle, converting the farms fiber into beautiful and functional fashions and interior products.

WoodsEdge, located in Stockton, was also the first alpaca breeding farm in New Jersey, and first  introduced Tibetan yak  to the farm in the 1990’s.

What you’ll find: WoodsEdge offers a diverse array of fiber products that make perfect gifts for yourself or someone you love. All the meat products they offer are free range, and free from additives, growth hormones, steroids and antibiotics.

What you’ll find: Llama and alpaca fleeces, rovings, yarns, socks, gloves, scarves, mittens, hats, shawls, rugs, USDA yak and aged beef, yak sausage and honey.

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