Jun 03 2015

Celebrate Dvoor Farm History at Our Next Farmers’ Market


Celebrate Hunterdon County history and stock up on delicious local food at this Sunday’s Farmers’ Market.

We’ve got great produce — including kale, kohlrabi and strawberries — grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, bread, cheese and more. If you get hungry shopping, enjoy a flatbread pizza made with local ingredients by the Fired Up Flatbread Food Co. or grab a yogurt from Fulper Family Farmstead or a pastry from Hollandview Farm.

In case you haven’t visited us yet, we’re located at the Dvoor Farm 111 Mine St. off the route 12 circle in Raritan Township.

Special Events

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Illustration from Emily Schalk’s book.

Join us this weekend for a special tour and book reading in our historic 1798 stone farm house. First, at 10 a.m. HLT Director of Outreach Dave Harding will lead a tour of this vernacular Georgian home. You’ll learn all about one of the county’s earliest settlers, Johann Philip Kaes (later Case), who arrived here in 1738. Case became fast friends with Lenni Lenape Chief Tuccamirgan, who had his wigwam several hundred yards north of the route 12 circle. We’ll explore the house from top to bottom: you’ll see the 18th-century graffiti in the attic, and learn about the murder that occurred in the basement.

The home now serves as the headquarters of the Hunterdon Land Trust.

Following the tour, Emily Schalk, a talented Girl Scout Gold Award Candidate will read from her new book, Addy Dvoor and the Farm, published by the Hunterdon County 300th Committee. Emily wrote and illustrated this beautiful children’s book about the history of the Case-Dvoor farm. The book will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the 300th committee.

Reservations are encouraged. To reserve a spot, please visit the 300th committee’s reservation page here!

Also, we’ll have a representative from New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Intervention program at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center sharing valuable information that might just save your life.

Land Trust Special

This week save 10 percent from your total purchase at the Blue Mist Hollow Farm stand. To participate in our Land Trust Special, you need to be an HLT supporter within the past year. To learn more, please stop by the HLT market booth.

Recipe

Kohlrabi Carrot Fritters with Avocado Cream Sauce

kohlrabi frittersIngredients:
2 kohlrabi
1 carrot
1 egg
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne
½ cup grapeseed or vegetable oil (enough for ¼-inch depth in a large skillet)
½ avocado
¼ cup plain yogurt
½ lemon
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
Green onions (for garnish)

Preparation:
— Cut the leaves off the kohlrabi and peel the bulb. Peel 1 carrot. Shred the vegetables in a food processor, or by hand using a grater. Squeeze the shredded vegetables in a tea cloth (or with your hands) to remove moisture, then add to a medium bowl with 1 egg, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, and ¼ teaspoon cayenne. Mix to combine.
— Place ½ cup oil in a large skillet (enough for ¼-inch depth). Heat the oil over medium high heat, then place small patties of the fritter mixture into the oil. Fry on one side until browned, then fry on the other side. Remove and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain excess oil.
— In a small bowl, mix ½ avocado, ¼ cup plain yogurt, juice from ½ lemon, and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt to make the avocado cream (or blend the ingredients together in a food processor).
Serve fritters with avocado cream and sliced green onions.

Serves: 8 fritters

Recipe courtesy of A Couple Cooks

Music

Ragtime Relics featuring Karl Dentino, John Suda and Ray Fyhr will perform under the music tent Sunday. Ragtime Relics features an assortment of Americana music ranging from Tin Pan Alley to ragtime blues and early country. You can learn more about the band, and sample its music here.


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