Oct 12 2016

Apple Tasting, Lindbergh Baby Trial
Highlight Busy Farmers’ Market

kid-running-for-blogWe have a fabulous Farmers’ Market planned featuring our apple and pear tasting (rescheduled from last week) and a talk in the wagon house on all the craziness that went on in Flemington during the Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial.

You’re not going to want to miss this Sunday’s Farmers’ Market at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township.

What’s New

If at first you don’t succeed . . .

Last Sunday, the remnants of Hurricane Matthew forced us to cancel our apple and pear tasting, but it’s on for this week! Join us for a celebration of the Hunterdon County area’s finest fall fruits by sampling a tasty assortment of local apples and pears from our local farmers, including:

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.


Flemington at the time of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial.

Discover what Flemington was like when “the circus came to town,” in a fascinating program by historian and East Amwell Historical Society President Jim Davidson in our wagon house at 11 a.m.

In January 1935 more than 10,000 people surrounded the courthouse in downtown Flemington as the dramatic Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial played out within the beautiful 1828 historic building. The curious watched the comings and goings of some of the era’s most recognized celebrities including Walter Winchell, Damon Runyon and Dorothy Kilgallen. No wonder H.L. Mencken referred to the trial as “the greatest story since the Resurrection.”

Davidson has been fascinated with the Lindbergh trial his entire life. Growing up in Flemington, Davidson met many of the figures associated with the kidnapping and trial including William Allen, who found the Lindbergh baby; Hauptmann’s attorney, Lloyd Fisher, several jurors and other people associated with the trial. Early on he began collecting Lindbergh memorabilia and now has one of the largest collections in the United States.

Davidson studied history at Muhlenberg College and later Lehigh University for graduate work, and taught for several years at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. He has co-authored Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial, the first-ever pictorial history of the crime with Mark Falzini, archivist of the New Jersey State Police Museum.

Cost is $10 with proceeds benefiting the Hunterdon Land Trust and East Amwell Historical Society. Reservations are encouraged by calling 908-237-4582 or emailing Judy@hunterdonlandtrust.org.

Come check out the beautiful paintings of Pam LaFevre, our featured artisan for this week.

Land Trust Special

We are continuing to run our popular special that lets you save $1 from the vendor of your choice. All Land Trust Supporters should visit one of our friendly volunteers at our booth to pick up your coupon.


Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Serves 6

Since we rescheduled our apple tasting for this Sunday, we thought we’d share another favorite apple recipe that combines one of our favorite fruits beautifully with onions and pork chops.

What’ You’ll Need:
pork-chops6 bone-in pork chops (loin or shoulder), cut 3/4 inch thick
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large white onion, sliced
2 to 3 Fuji apples, cored and sliced (about 3 cups)
1 cup beer, white wine, cider, or chicken broth

What To Do:
— Trim the chops of excess fat. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a 14-inch cast-iron skillet (if you have a smaller one, you’ll need to work in batches) over high heat, and then swirl in the olive oil. Lay in the pork chops and don’t move them for a few minutes, to assure a good golden sear forms. Turn and brown well on the second side for a total of about 10 minutes. Transfer the chops to a warm plate.
— Swirl the butter into the pan. Add the onion and apples. Saute until the onion slices are lightly caramelized and the apples have begun to soften, about 8 minutes. Stir in the beer or other liquid. Return chops to the pan.
— Cook until the pork is tender, about 15 more minutes (depending on the size of the chops), turning halfway through and covering the chops with the apple mixture. If the apple mixture needs a little thickening, transfer the chops to the warm plate again and simmer the mixture on high for a few minutes to reduce. Serve the chops over rice or mashed potatoes with a large spoonful of the apple-onion mixture over the top.

Recipe from Martha Stewart


Late Night Kennel Club will perform from 10 a.m. to noon in the music tent. Grab a snack and a seat and give them a listen.


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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