Jul 02 2018

Don’t Miss History Day at Our Next Farmers’ Market

Celebrate local history at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township. HLT’s History Day will feature tours and a visit by local historical organizations.

Our Second Sunday Program event begins with a tour of the barns on the Dvoor Farm at 10 a.m. with Chris Pickell, the 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.

At 11:30 a.m., tour the historic stone farm house with Dave Harding, HLT’s director of outreach and East Amwell Historical Society member. Learn about the friendship between Delaware Chief Tuccamirgan and farmer John Philip Case, one of the Flemington-area’s first settlers. You’ll explore the 220-year-old house, seeing everything from the 18th-century graffiti in the attic to the site of an 1803 murder in the basement.

The Hunterdon County Historical Society, Hunterdon County 300th Committee, Holland Township Historical Society, Raritan Township Historical Society and Friends of Historic Flemington are scheduled to attend.

Special Children’s Activities

The market will welcome Bivona Farm of Frenchtown, which will have a mini cow, sheep, goats (including a baby goat), bunnies and a lamb to pet and feed. For our weekly Kids’ Corner Activity, HLT will offer a cool marbled milk paper project.

There is no charge for any of the history day events or children’s activities.


The Farmers’ Market History Day coincides with the Tour de Flateau, an annual bike event that features several different routes, ranging from 15 to 100 miles, and encourages everyone to explore Hunterdon County’s natural beauty. The event benefits Hunterdon Land Trust. Anyone interested in volunteering to help or to ride should visit here to learn more. Deadline to register is Saturday, July 7.

Land Trust Special

You can save $1 off any one vendor this week. Stop by the HLT booth for your coupon, or for more information on becoming a Land Trust Supporter.


Yoga with Lauren Theis will begin at 8:45 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.

Product of the Week

Not only is cabbage a superfood, but it also has moon power.

Well, that’s what the ancient healers thought because cabbage grew in moonlight.  Cabbages are cruciferous vegetables with the name Brassica oleracea, occurring naturally in colors ranging from green, to purple and even white. Their final size can range drastically, being anywhere from 1lb to 9lbs. in weight. And it packs a powerful punch.

Cabbage is loaded with vitamin c and k, and is great for digestion. It also may keep your heart healthy, lower your blood pressure and help lower your cholesterol. And it may help keep inflammation under control.

This is the time of year you’ll find cabbages at our market. Pick up this powerful cruciferous. And, if you’re looking for a yummy way to prepare it, try this:


One-Skillet Hot Sausage and Cabbage Stir-Fry with Chives

What You’ll Need:

1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
4 River Lea House garlic cloves, finely grated
1 pound hot Purely Farm sausage, casings removed
2 tablespoons (or more) vegetable oil
6 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced
6 cups very thinly sliced cabbage, divided
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
⅓ cup thinly sliced chives
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
8 large flour tortillas or mu-shu wraps, warmed
Buy The Farm Sriracha (for serving)

What To Do:

— Using your hands or a wooden spoon, work ginger and garlic into sausage in a medium bowl. Heat 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil in a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high and cook sausage mixture, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned, crisp, and cooked through, 6–8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer sausage mixture to a clean bowl.

— Increase heat to high and cook mushrooms in the fat in the skillet, tossing often, until browned and starting to release their juices, about 4 minutes (if skillet looks dry at any point, add a bit more oil). Add half of cabbage and cook, tossing often, until cabbage is wilted and tender, about 4 minutes. Drizzle in vinegar and soy sauce and cook, tossing, until liquid is mostly reduced and skillet is dry in spots, about 2 minutes.

— Remove skillet from heat and mix chives, sausage, and remaining cabbage into stir-fry. Drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Serve stir-fry with tortillas, hoisin sauce, and Sriracha for making individual wraps.

Serves 4.

Recipe adapted from and courtesy of Bon Appétit.


Long-time Hunterdon musicians Bill Ihling and Michael Carr will once again be performing as an acoustic duo from 10 a.m. to noon under our music tent. Grab a tasty snack and take a break while listening to some terrific tunes.


This week, we’re thrilled to be welcoming new sponsors to our Farmers’ Market: McPherson & Newland Insurance, based in Flemington, and Travelers Insurance! We kindly request that you support the businesses who support our Farmers’ Market. Our other Farmers’ Market sponsors are: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Northfield Bank and Matt’s Red Rooster Grill.

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