May 24 2017

Our Farmers’ Market Has What You
Need For Your Holiday Barbecue


Celebrate the unofficial start of summer by visiting our Farmers’ Market for all your local favorites! We’re at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township every Sunday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

What’s New

To help our military this Memorial Day weekend, Milford Farms in Frenchtown and Paw Prints Veterinary Hospital in Ringoes are teaming up to help K9 Soldiers, Inc. pay its ongoing veterinary expenses.  Milford Farms will donate 10% of its total sales from Sunday’s farmers’ market to offset some of those costs.

K9 Soldiers is an organization that helps place dogs with our military warriors.  It also helps working military dogs find their well deserved ‘fur-ever’ home when they retire. JT Gabriel, who runs K9 Soldiers, has been working with Dr. Maryann Milford of Paw Prints Veterinary Hospital for more than seven years.  Gabriel’s dedication to our military men, women and canines is truly wonderful.  Dr. Milford said she is honored to be able to help the animals and meet some of these amazing soldiers.

So make sure you stop by the Milford Farms stand, buy some meat and support a great cause! Milford Farms will have steaks, burgers, all beef hot dogs, jalapeno cheddar dogs, London broil, sausage and much more!

And, if you are looking for a great grilling recipe for Memorial Day weekend, scroll down.

You can also donate directly by visiting the K9 Soldiers Inc. or The Argos Project websites.

Land Trust Special

Our newest vendor Best in Bloom Bouquets, hosts this week’s Farmers’ Market Special.

Each week, you’ll find fresh from the garden, seasonal flowers at the Best in Bloom Bouquets booth. You’ll find beautiful bouquets of fresh-cut flowers too. “There are so many different varieties that can be offered throughout the season,” owner Lynn Hopkins told us recently. “I hope to provide some unique blooms that you won’t find in your average store-bought bouquets.”
Stop by the HLT booth to grab your special offer to save $1 off your total purchase at the Best in Bloom Bouquets stand, or to become a Land Trust Supporter and save on your shopping bill every week.

Recipe

Grilled Steak Pinwheels

What You Need:

2 beef flank steaks (1 pound each), trimmed
1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms
1 cup finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil or 4 teaspoons dried basil
2 tablespoons minced chives

What To Do:

— Flatten steaks to 1/4-in. In a large bowl, combine the bacon, mushrooms, onions, basil and chives; spread evenly over steaks.
— Roll the meat up and secure with skewers or toothpicks. Cut each roll into 1/2- to 3/4-in. slices and secure with a toothpick.
— Grill over medium-hot heat for 4-6 minutes on each side until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Remove toothpicks.

Serves 6 to 8.

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home.

Wine suggestion: While traditionally a grilled steak cries out for a Cabernet or a blended Cab, if you’re looking to mix it up a bit this holiday weekend, try a rich, round Argentinian Malbec.

Music

Raritan Valley Recovery will perform under the music tent for your listening pleasure. Raritan Valley Recovery is an acoustic band playing a variety of traditional and contemporary music. It’s comprised of Readington resident Ed Jankiewicz on bass/guitar, the core band includes Garrett Moore on fiddle/mandolin, Jeff Young on guitar/bass and Ed Yurkow on banjo. Often sitting in are Jean Sarantos on accordion, Peter Szego on guitar/dobro/fiddle, Carl Schwartz on fiddle, Charlie Pearlman on resonator guitar, and Eric Hendrickson on banjo/guitar.

Jankiewicz, who helped start RVR, has been performing since his pre-teen days, playing guitar, bass guitar and upright bass in a broad spectrum of settings including religious services, orchestras and pop, rock, jazz and folk groups. Raritan Valley Recovery is more than a band, it is a collective of skilled and open-minded musicians who can produce high quality music and have a lot of fun doing it.


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