Aug 03 2016

Edible Crafts and More Featured
At This Week’s Farmers’ Market


This week’s Farmers’ Market features activities the whole family can enjoy. Here’s what’s on tap:

What’s New

Be Here Now Yoga will lead several activities for children at the market. It will offer signed copies of If It Does Not Grow Say No; Eatable Activities for Kids, a book that encourages children to eat healthy foods. Also, Chloe Stein of Chloe’s Clean Cuisine will make edible crafts using food at our Farmers’ Market, and Cara Thatch will be leading several arts and craft activities.

if it doesnt grow book eblastIf It Does Not Grow Say No author Kerry Alison Wekelo is unable to attend our market but will be offering free family yoga tomorrow (Aug. 4) at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the Be Here Now Yoga studio, 63 Main Street in Flemington. Cara Thatch will also teach a Mini Masters Art Class for children at Be Here Now Yoga during the week of August 22nd. To learn more about Be Here Now Yoga, visit its website.

We welcome back Jams by Kim as our featured artisan this week. Owner Kim Osterhoudt is passionate about capturing real honest flavors in her jams, jellies and preserves. In addition to single fruit flavors like blackberry jam and tangerine marmalade, Jams by Kim creates flavor combinations like blueberry and lemon jam, and unique jams from vegetables like roasted garlic jam and sweet onion jam.

You’ll find this week’s Jersey Fresh Availability Report here.

Win a Farmers’ Market Shopping Spree

Stop by the HLT booth for your chance to win a $250 shopping spree at our Farmers’ Market. Tickets cost $5 each, and we will announce two winners at our annual Farm to Table gala on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandale. Proceeds from the ticket sale support the Hunterdon Land Trust’s efforts to protect the places you love in the Hunterdon County area.

Land Trust Special

I scream, you scream, we all scream — for this week’s Land Trust Special. This week’s Land Trust Special invites you to save $1 at the Huge Hound Frozen Desserts stand. Based in Delaware Township, Huge Hound offers ice creams made from fresh and local ingredients whenever possible. It focuses on herbs and fruits — some of which the owner grows — that deliver big flavors and aromas: several varieties of mints and mountain mints, lemon verbena, and luscious blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and gooseberries.

Their vegan frozen desserts get their creamy texture from hemp and flax nondairy beverages and refined coconut oil. They’re free of tree nuts, peanuts, gluten, soy, and, of course, dairy and eggs. They’re flavored with herbs and spices, such as pineapple, sage, ginger, mangoes, strawberries, chocolate, vanilla and sunflower butter.

Recipe

Fettuccine With Spinach, Ricotta, and Grilled Eggplant

What You’ll Need:

fettuccine-eggplant_3002 small eggplants (1 1/2 pounds total), sliced lengthwise 1/2 inch thick
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving
kosher salt and black pepper
16 to 18 ounces fresh fettuccine
5 ounces baby spinach (6 cups)
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 cup ricotta
crushed red pepper (optional)

What To Do:

— Heat grill to medium. Brush the eggplant with the oil and season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Grill until tender, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into bite-size pieces.
— Meanwhile, cook the fettuccine according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water; drain the fettuccine and return it to the pot.
— Add the eggplant, spinach, vinegar, ¼ cup of the reserved cooking water, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper to the fettuccine and toss to combine. (Add more cooking water if the fettuccine seems dry.) Serve topped with the ricotta and, if desired, red pepper, and additional oil.

Music

Ren’s Swingset will perform for your listening pleasure. You can sample their music here.

Sponsors

As always, a big thank you to our sponsors for everything they do for our Farmers’ Market: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Tom McMillan with Weidel Realtors, McPherson & Newland Insurance, Farmers Insurance Company of Flemington, Brighton Financial Planning, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Provident Bank Foundation, Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants, Gattuso Media Designs, NJ Environment News, ShopRite of Hunterdon County, Kelly Mac Interiorscapes and Peragrin LLC.


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