Jul 10 2019

Celebrate Local History at our
July 14 Farmers’ Market

barn tour

We’ll host a Dvoor Farm barn tour as part of our local history celebration at our July 14 Farmers’ Market. All events are free and start at 10 a.m. Join us!

Special Events

Celebrate local history at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market this Sunday (July 14) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Flemington. HLT’s History Day features tours and a special program in the Dvoor Farm wagon house.

The festivities begin with a tour of the Dvoor Farm barns at 10 a.m. with Chris Pickell, principal architect at Pickell Architecture in Flemington. He will lead a walking tour and discuss the farm’s bank barn, north and east el barns, horse barn (with the iconic Dvoor Bros. advertisement painted on the roof) and wagon house. Pickell specializes in upgrading antique buildings, historic design, and timber and stone barns. He’s also a trustee of the Hunterdon County Historical Society.

Then join Jeffrey Marshall (a.k.a. Sherlock Homes) with a fascinating program in our wagon house at 11 a.m. on how to detect clues to uncover the hidden history of your home. Marshall is president of the Heritage Conservancy and has more than 40 years of experience in historic preservation and land conservation.

At noon, tour the historic stone farmhouse with Dave Harding, HLT’s director of outreach. Learn about the friendship between Delaware Chief Tuccamirgan and farmer Johan Philip Case, one of the Flemington area’s first settlers. You’ll explore the 221-year-old house, seeing everything from the 18th-century graffiti in the attic to the site of an 1803 murder in the basement. Harding’s a former trustee of the Hunterdon County and East Amwell historical societies.

Also, the Master Gardeners will visit and have all kinds of tips on how to keep your garden healthy during the hot summer months. Stop by and chat with them!

You’ll also find Girl Scouts from Troop 80061 here talking about animal rescue, offering pet treats, making pet toys and promoting St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in North Branch. The fifth-graders are working hard to earn their bronze award, so please come out and support them.

All History Day events are free.

At the Market This Week

We are welcoming two new vendors to our market: The Bubbly Goat from Stockton will be selling goats milk soap, lotion, dish-washing bar, laundry soap, bath salts and lip balm. Also joining us for the first time will be The Salad Basket, which makes fresh healthy salads — with locally-sourced ingredients, whenever possible, from our farmers.

Burek by Zeni: Chef Zeni and family are taking a much-needed three-week break, and will be back at our market on Aug. 8.

Fieldstone Coffee Roasters: Coming soon . . . . You can have a chance to win a free beachfront condo on the amazing island of Maui! The folks at Fieldstone are sharing their two bedroom, two bathroom condo to benefit the Hunterdon Land Trust! For only $20 you can purchase your raffle ticket to possibly win an amazing stay on Maui. Only 400 tickets will be sold! Make sure to keep an eye on HLT’s eblast and Facebook page to know when tickets will be available.

Neshanic Station Apiaries will have two new hot process soaps at the market: honey, lavender/rose essential oils with purple Brazilian clay; and honey, Orange/ginger essential oils with turmeric.

Purely Farm: If you haven’t tried Purely Farm’s Killer Kielbasi, you have no idea what you’re missing: Lightly smoked (nitrate-free) and guaranteed to leave a warm garlic glow.  Its excellent flavor and versatility make it the perfect complement to a wide array of vegetables. Purely Farm’s Naturally Pastured-Raised Meats also has a great selection of pork including chops, loin end roasts, shoulder roasts, ground pork, cutlets, chipped pork, spare ribs, sweet Italian and country sausage, nitrate-free smoked bacon & ham steaks. It also has artisanal hot Italian and sweet holiday sausages; turkey drumsticks and wings; and osso buco.

Sandbrook Meadow Farm will offer several exciting new items this week including red potatoes and fresh onions! Plus the farm will have plenty of green beans and other summertime favorites.

Sweet Valley Farms In case you missed it, Sweet Valley Farms returned too our market last weekend. It’ll be back again with plenty of fresh corn and other seasonal favorites.

The Yard Farmer returns to our market with plants for your fall garden: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, lettuce, and more. So pull out your garlic, your spent peas, and your overgrown lettuce and spinach, and make room for some delicious fall greens!  Did you know this is a great time of year to plan and build a new garden? Stop by to talk to Amy about your new garden!


Yoga with Lauren Theis will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Dvoor Farm wagon house. Join her for a session perfect for beginner or advanced practitioners that incorporates meditation, breathing techniques and some gently refreshing yoga flows. Cost is $15; please bring your own mat.


Keith Calmes performs in the music tent from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


With corn season in full swing now, we went looking for a fun option to corn on the cob!

Jalapeño Popper Creamed Corn

What You’ll Need:

1/2 oz. (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. sour cream
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
8 ears corn, kernels removed
1 c. cooked bacon, crumbled, plus more for garnish
1 c. shredded cheddar
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 jalapeños, seeds removed and minced, plus another jalapeño thinly sliced, for garnish

What To Do:

— In a large bowl, combine cream cheese with sour cream. Season with the chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
— In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until the corn is golden and lightly seared, about 5 minutes.
— Add corn to cream cheese mixture and let cool slightly.
— Add bacon, cheddar, green onions, and jalapeños and toss to coat. Garnish with sliced jalapeño and more bacon.

Recipe courtesy of Delish.com.


Farmers’ Market sponsors are Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Northfield Bank, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill and McPherson and Newland Insurance.

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