Oct 05 2016

Apple, Pear Tasting at Farmers’ Market


applesCome sample the area’s best apples and pears at our Farmers’ Market, open this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township.

What’s New

Celebrate fall’s arrival by sampling an assortment of local apples and pears our farmers will be selling. These local fruits will likely be available for sampling:
Comeback Farm (all organic) — Liberty apples, Asian Pears and Seckel Pears.
Phillips Farms — Brown Asian Pears, Green Asian Pears, Bartlett Pears, Golden Asian Pears. It will also offer the following apples: Honeycrisp, Ambrosia, Winesap, Jonagold, Crispin (Mutsu), Red Delicious, Sonata (also known as a Pinova), Cameo, Macoun, Golden Delicious, Gala, Suncrisp, Empire and Fuji.
Sweet Valley — The following apples: Honeycrisp, Macoun, Cortland, Empire and Jonathan.
This is the perfect opportunity to try some local apples and discover a new favorite for a healthy snack or decadent dessert.
This is your last chance to win a shopping spree at our Farmers’ Market. We’re raffling off two $250 shopping sprees, so make sure you visit our booth this Sunday for your chance to win. Tickets cost $5 each, and the winners will be announced at our Farm to Table Gala later that evening.

Here’s this week’s Jersey Fresh Availability Report.

Land Trust Special

Save $1 on your favorite vendor or try something brand new! This week’s Land Trust Special gives you a coupon to save on any one vendor. Land Trust Supporters can get their coupon at our booth.

Recipe

Apple-Berry Brown Betty

What You’ll Need:

fnm_060111-oot-b006_s4x3-jpg-rend-sni12col-landscape1 stick unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the dish
4 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 cups blackberries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Finely grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup crushed sugar cones (about 6 cones)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, for topping (optional)

What To Do:

— Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Toss the apples, blackberries, granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, the lemon zest and juice, flour and 4 tablespoons melted butter in a large bowl.
— In another bowl, combine the cones, brown sugar, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, the almonds, salt and the remaining 4 tablespoons melted butter.
— Pour half of the apple-berry mixture into the prepared baking dish. Scatter half of the cone mixture on top. Spread the remaining apple-berry mixture on top, then sprinkle with the remaining cone mixture.
— Bake until the apples are soft and the topping is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Transfer the dish to a rack and let sit 10 minutes before serving. Top with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Recipe: Courtesy of The Food Network

Music

Bill Ihling will perform with special guest Michael Carr on lead guitar from 10 a.m. to noon in our music tent.

Sponsors

Please support our sponsors who support your favorite local Farmers’ Market! They are: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Tom McMillan with Weidel Realtors, McPherson & Newland Insurance, Farmers Insurance Company of Flemington, Brighton Financial Planning, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Provident Bank Foundation, Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants, Gattuso Media Designs, NJ Environment News, ShopRite of Hunterdon County, Kelly Mac Interiorscapes and Peragrin LLC.


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