Sep 09 2015

Artisans’ Sunday, Loads of Great Food
At Our Next Farmers’ Market


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Shoppers queue up at the Apple Ridge Farm stand.

It doesn’t seem fair how quickly summer went; it feels like only yesterday we were talking about Memorial Day barbecues and already Labor Day has come and gone. Now, the kids are back in school, and life has resumed its hectic pace.

But don’t let the insanity of daily life prevent you from stocking up on all the nutrient-rich food you’ll need to get through your busy schedule. Stop by our Farmers’ Market this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township for all your local favorites.

What’s New

Join us for the return of Artisans’ Sunday featuring local creations by: John Wear Pottery; Mustache Jack, woodworker; and Whimsey Eco Chick Repurposed Feed Bags.

Land Trust Special

This week, we’ve got a great deal from Milford Farms where you can save 10 percent off your total purchase. Visit our booth to pick up your special offer.

Recipe

Grilled Eggplant with Tomato, Basil & Feta

grilled eggplant picWhat You’ll Need
1 large eggplant (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed, cut lengthwise into 1-inch-thick slices
Coarse salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
2 cups cherry tomatoes (about 10 ounces), halved
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
Pinch of red-pepper flakes
1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, torn if large

What To Do:
— Generously season eggplant slices with salt. Place vertically in a colander, overlapping them. Let stand 30 minutes; rinse and pat dry.
— Preheat grill to medium-high. Liberally brush cut sides of eggplant with oil. Grill, turning once, until tender, about 4 minutes a side.
— Mix tomatoes, pine nuts, feta, red-pepper flakes, and oil; season with salt.
— Spoon over eggplant; top with basil.

Recipe from TasteofHome.com

Vendors that sell ingredients in this recipe:
Vegetables: Comeback, Phillips, Sandbrook, Sweet Valley Farms
Herbs: Phillips Farms

Music

Chuck Schaeffer returns to the market to perform rockabilly and country music. He’s opened for or shared the stage with Roy Clark, Sonny Landreth, Dr. Ralph Stanley, David Allan Coe, Lisa Marie Presley and other musicians. You can learn more about him, and sample his music at his website.

Sponsors

The Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market sponsors are: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Tom McMillan with Weidel Realtors, Provident Bank, Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants Inc., ShopRite of Hunterdon County and NJ Environmental News.


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