Aug 20 2014

A Peachy Keen Farmers’ Market Coming This Sunday


Stop by our producers-only farmers’ market and stock up on all your favorites, including delicious local peaches and much more. (Check the dessert recipe below!) You’ll find us at 111 Mine St. off the Route 12 circle in Raritan Township!

What’s New

Several farmers are featuring new products at their farm stands:

Land Trust Special

This week’s Land Trust Special comes from Apple Ridge Farm where you can save $1 off their creamy garlic dip with the purchase of a loaf of bread. Stop by our booth if you’re a Land Trust Supporter who has contributed within the past year to pick up your coupon for this special offer.

Apple Ridge 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.

Recipe

Minted Poached Peaches

minted peachesIngredients:

6 firm, ripe peaches
2 cups sugar
1 vanilla bean, split (or 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
2 strips lemon zest
1 large mint sprig, plus more for serving
4 cups water

Preparation:

Using a paring knife, lightly score an X into bottom of peaches (this will help with peeling later). In a large saucepan, combine sugar, vanilla, lemon zest, mint, and water. Cook over medium, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved.

Add peaches and enough water to cover. Bring to a bare simmer, and cook, turning occasionally, until peaches are easily pierced with a skewer, 6 to 10 minutes, depending on ripeness of peaches.

Remove peaches with a slotted spoon; let cool slightly. Using a paring knife, peel peaches; return to syrup. Serve with mint sprigs.

Farmers that sell these ingredients:

Peaches: Phillips Farm, Sweet Valley Farm
Fresh Mint: Phillips Farm

Music

The Country Bluegrass Barn Cats will perform under the music tent.


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