Aug 26 2014

Celebrate the Holiday Weekend at Our Farmers’ Market


It’s hard to believe that we’re less than a week away from flipping over another calendar page to the month of September. As we celebrate this holiday weekend, which signifies the unofficial end of the summer season, make sure to stop by our Farmers’ Market and pick up all your favorites!
This week, we welcome a new vendor, and have two special events planned for your kids! We’re open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. off the Route 12 circle in Raritan Township.

What’s New

Locktown Farm in Kingwood joins our family of farmers and vendors this Sunday. The farm will have sour pickles, dill pickles, dilly beans, pickled jalapenos and salsa on Sunday. In the next week or so it will offer blackberry kombucha (a lightly effervescent fermented drink of sweetened black tea or green tea) , sauerkraut, pickled beets and pickled eggs.
Sugar-White-Snow-and-Evergreens-title-pageMake sure to bring the little ones over to meet author Felicia Sanzari Chernesky who will return to our market to celebrate the release of her newest rhyming seasonal concept book Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color.
This charming book takes a sweet and colorful sleigh ride with a family as they learn how maple syrup is made at their favorite local farm. Once again, Felicia has been inspired by the beauty and agriculture of Hunterdon and its neighboring counties. This book is based upon trips to the Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville.
During her visit with us, she will be selling and signing copies of Sugar White Snow and her other books, Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes and Cheers for a Dozen Ears: A Summer Crop of Counting.
Felicia will also have summer and fall book activity sheets for children.
Also, don’t miss bringing your kids to see the butterfly tent! Ann Ward of Winged Wonders Education will visit the market Sunday with an enclosed tent with butterflies inside. Kids can enter the tent and feed the butterflies which will be fluttering about inside. These butterflies will be tagged and released sometime soon in Pennsylvania. There’s a $1 fee to enter the tent, which helps cover the cost of the butterflies.
Finally, you can check out this week’s Jersey Fresh Availability Report here.

Land Trust Special

Stop by our booth and pick up your special offer to save $1 off your purchase from any one vendor. Also if you’d like to become a Land Trust Supporter and take advantage of great deals for a year, please visit our booth to learn more.

Recipe

Honey Flan

Ingredients:honey flan

1/2 cup sugar
7 tablespoons local honey, divided
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup milk
3 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle sugar in a 3-qt. saucepan; place over medium heat, and cook, gently shaking pan, 4 minutes or until sugar melts and turns a light golden brown. Slowly stir in 3 Tbsp. honey. (Mixture will clump a little; gently stir just until melted.) Remove from heat; immediately pour hot caramelized sugar into 6 (6-oz.) ramekins.

2. Process condensed milk, next 4 ingredients, and remaining 4 Tbsp. honey in a blender 10 to 15 seconds or until smooth; pour evenly over sugar in each ramekin. Place ramekins in a 13- x 9-inch pan. Add hot tap water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Cover loosely with aluminum foil.

3. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until slightly set. (Flan will jiggle when pan is shaken.) Remove ramekins from water bath; place on a wire rack. Cool 30 minutes. Cover and chill 3 hours. Run a knife around edges of flans to loosen; invert flans onto a serving plate.

Farmers who sell the ingredients to make this:
Honey: Tassot Apiaries
Eggs: Milford Farms, Griggstown Farms, Purely Farms

Music

Swingset will perform in the music tent for your listening pleasure.
And just a reminder that fall may be just around the corner, but our market will continue to be open until Nov. 23. We’ll have loads of delicious fall products — apples, pumpkins, kale and so much more — and the farm looks gorgeous when the leaves start turning!

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