Oct 23 2013

Come to the Farmers’ Market
And Bring Home the Bacon

This week we’re celebrating  America’s favorite meat candy as our product of the week.

Bacon — it’s not just for breakfast anymore!  While there’s nothing better than seeing it slapped alongside a pair of  sunny-side up eggs in the morning, bacon is delicious in this chicken recipe. Try it and see!

Caprese Chicken with Bacon

8 bacon strips
4 boneless chicken breast halves
1 TBS olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 plum tomatoes, sliced
6 fresh basil leaves
4 slices of mozzarella cheese


— Place bacon in a non-greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
— Place chicken in a non-greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; brush with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with tomatoes and basil. Wrap each in two bacon strips, arranging bacon in a crisscross.
— Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Top with cheese; bake 1 minute longer or until melted.

Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe from Taste of Home

Nutrition Facts:
1 serving equals 373 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 821 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 47 g protein.

Farmers with ingredients:
Bacon – Purely Farm, Milford Farm
Chicken – Griggstown Quail Farm
Tomatoes – Sweet Valley Farm, Phillips Farms, Comeback Farm
Mozzarella Cheese – Fulper Farms, Griggstown Quail Farm

Purely Farm is hosting the Land Trust Special this week. Stop by our tent if you are a Land Trust supporter to pick up your $1 off coupon which can go toward your total purchase at the Purely Farm stand.

More Market Highlights

Stop by for a fabulous quilting frolic! The wonderful Hunterdon County Quilting Guild will visit the market to demonstrate various quilting techniques. Frolics were voluntary, festive gatherings of neighbors and friends to perform a specific job. The frolic host fed the attendees and would be expected to return the favor at a later date. Papers in the Hunterdon County Historical Society discuss frolics held on this property for quilting, plowing and butchering.

Karl Dentino returns to the market to perform Tin Pan Alley tunes from the 1920s and 1930s. You can learn more about him here.

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