Jul 02 2014

Children’s Activities Featured at This Week’s Farmers’ Market


Cheers Final CoverThis week’s Farmers’ Market has something for everyone! You can choose from a fabulous selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and more while your children enjoy a fun scavenger hunt and book reading with author Felicia Chernesky.

Chernesky will conduct a counting-themed scavenger hunt with prizes and will provide kids with activity sheets they can enjoy at the market or take home. She will also read, sell and sign copies of her latest book Cheers for a Dozen Ears: A Summer Crop of Counting. Her latest offering encourages children to count from one watermelon to a dozen ears of corn with a family taking a summertime trip to their favorite farm stand.

Don’t forget if you’re hungry to stop by the Fired Up Flatbread Co. food truck for a tasty breakfast or lunch. Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse and Apple Ridge Farm feature an assortment of delicious breads, pastries and more, and Fulper Farms has yogurt and yogurt drinks. Looking for a great pick-me-up? Then swing by The Coffee Scoop stand for some fresh, locally roasted coffee.

Land Trust Special

griggstown 2Griggstown Farm is offering $1 off its delicious chicken sausage as this week’s Land Trust Special. Visit our booth if you’re a Land Trust Supporter to pick up this special offer. Griggstown Farm was started by George and Joan Rude in 1975 and has grown to more than 65 acres. The farm raises pheasants, quail, chickens and, when in season, Mallard and Muscovy ducks, turkeys and partridges. All the birds are all-natural (free of growth hormones and antibiotics) and cage free without overcrowding. The farm sits just off Bunkerhill Road in Griggstown and passers by often see horses peacefully grazing in the fields of the Griggstown Farm.

They offer several varieties of chicken sausage.

What’s New

The time is ripe — oops! right — for fresh berries, and Phillips Farms has a boatload of them, including blueberries, raspberries, currants and gooseberries. They also have been offering sour cherries.

Click on this link to view the most recent Jersey Fresh Availability Report.

Recipe

Roast Chicken with Summer Cherries and Kale Chiffonade

Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 ½ pounds bone-in chicken
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons shallots, finely chopped
1 ½ cups fresh cherries, pitted
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 bunch kale leaves, cut into chiffonade
celtic sea salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  • Rinse the chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towel.
  • Heat 2 T oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then add shallots and saute for one minute.
  • Add cherries, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes, until soft.
  • Add balsamic vinegar, then stir in mustard and kale.
  • Cover and cook over low heat 4-5 minutes, until kale is just wilted, stirring occasionally.
  • In another large skillet, 2T oil over medium high heat.
  • Add chicken to the pan and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  • Cook several minutes on each side, until outside is browned and will release from pan.
  • Transfer chicken to pan containing cherry sauce and kale.
  • Transfer pan into a 350 ˚ F oven for 30 minutes or until internal temp. of chicken is cooked.

From Elana’s Pantry

Music

Lou Tambone and Dave A. Wilson will perform their acoustic rock music at the market. You can check out Lou’s Facebook page and listen to samples of his music here.

Have a safe and fabulous Fourth of July!


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