Jul 01 2015

Celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend At Our Farmers’ Market


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We’re all excited about the holiday weekend! Fireworks, picnics, a chance to meet up with friends at the pool . . . The Founding Fathers were wise men in many ways, but they don’t get enough credit for declaring independence on July 4th. It wouldn’t have been quite the same celebration if they had done so on, say, January 30th.

Anyway, we have a terrific Farmers’ Market coming up this Sunday. Support your local farmers and make us part of your holiday weekend plans!

What’s New

Join us for our second Artisans’ Sunday featuring local creations by: John Wear Pottery; Mustache Jack, woodworker; and Whimsey Eco Chick, repurposed feed bags.

Fulper Family Farmstead offers a host of delicious products at its stand, and this week it’s introducing something new. Fulper’s new Mango Yogurt Drink is thick and high in protein, making it a delicious and nutritious way to start your morning.
And, don’t forget, last week Fulper started selling milk. It has a two-week shelf life if unopened, and one week once you open it. It’s non-homogenized or a “cream top” style milk, which means the cream rises to the top so you must shake it before drinking. Or, you can skim the cream off the top for a lower-fat milk.

Land Trust Special

We’ve got another wonderful deal for this week’s Land Trust Special. HLT supporters will receive $1 off micro greens, whole wheat flour and granola at the Hollandview Farm stand. Stop by our booth to pick up your coupon or to learn how to take advantage of our great deals every market week.

Recipe

We had an abundance of cherries at the market last Sunday and anticipate more this week. With the July 4th holiday weekend coming, a delicious topping for ice cream sounds like the perfect way to end a holiday barbecue!

Warm Skillet Sour Cherries for Ice Cream

sour cherriesWhat You’ll Need:
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 lb fresh or thawed frozen sour cherries, pitted (2 1/2 cups)
2 tablespoons kirsch
Premium vanilla ice cream

What To Do:
— Rub together sugar and lemon juice in a 12-inch heavy skillet with your fingertips until mixture resembles wet sand. Heat over moderately high heat, swirling skillet slowly, until sugar is melted and pale golden, 5 to 6 minutes.
— Add butter and swirl skillet until incorporated, about 30 seconds (mixture will bubble up).
— Add cherries, swirling skillet to coat, and bring to a boil (cherries will exude liquid; caramel will harden). Cook cherries, swirling skillet, until caramel is dissolved, 5 to 8 minutes.
— Pour through a medium-mesh sieve set over a bowl, then return liquid to skillet and boil until reduced to about 3/4 cup, 6 to 8 minutes.
–Remove from heat, then add cherries and kirsch. Return to stove and boil 30 seconds.
— Spoon warm cherries into shallow bowls and top with scoops of ice cream

Courtesy of Epicurious.

Music

Late Night Kennel Club, featuring Vern Warta and Nancy Macaulay, will return to the market this week for your listening pleasure. You can sample their sound here.

The Kennel Club has our duo as a core and adds members of our circle of musicians as the music and performance venue dictates, thus the name Late Night Kennel Club,” Warta and Macaulay note. It allows us to build a sound that best suits the music we have dreamed of making, and it allows our musician friends to pursue many other types of music when not playing with us. It makes for a richer grouping.

Sponsors

Farmers’ Market sponsors this year 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 Flemington and NJ Environmental News. Please support the businesses who support us!


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