Jun 10 2015

Farmers’ Market Includes Kids’ Yoga,
Chance to Win Basket of Goodies

IMG_1535Visit our Farmers’ Market this Sunday for your chance to win a basket filled with everything you need to enjoy a picnic in the park. The basket will have market fruits, cheese, bread and more. The drawing is free; just visit the HLT booth and submit your entry.

This week, we’ll have plenty of fresh greens, meat, bread, cheese and more. In case you haven’t visited us yet, we’re located at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. off the route 12 circle in Raritan Township. Our sponsors are: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market; Matt’s Red Rooster Grill; Tom McMillan with Weidel Realtors; Provident Bank; Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants, Inc.; NJ Environmental News; and ShopRite of Flemington.

Also, Be Here Now Yoga, from downtown Flemington will be at the market all day with yoga activities for children ages 4 to 10, a special Flag Day activity and more.

Karen Walsh, proprietor of Be Here Now Yoga, said the program will show children some basic yoga poses. Yoga is great for kids because it helps quiet the mind, improve flexibility and concentration, boosts self-esteem, and strengthens the connection between mind and body. All this can help children better handle school and social situations. Walsh said her studio offers yoga classes for girls ages 11 to 15 that focuses on creating a safe environment where they can talk about stress and body image.

Be Here Now Yoga offers a number of classes for children. Please visit their website here! The studio also has some terrific classes for adults.

Land Trust Special

If you get hungry looking at all that delicious food at our market, you are going to love this week’s Land Trust Special. Land Trust Supporters can save $1 off any flatbread pizza at the Fired Up Flatbread Co. food truck. Treat yourself to a wonderful breakfast or lunch at our market. To learn more about becoming a Land Trust supporter or to pick up your special offer, please visit the HLT booth.


Spring White Turnip Salad

Delicious white turnips for making a fabulous spring salad.

1 bunch of lettuce
1 fresh bunch of white turnips
1 cup of cooked white beans
3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
Optional: 4 strips of bacon, cooked, chopped, or crumbled

For the Dressing:
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of olive oil
½ teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of honey
Juice of 1 lime
¼ cup of plain yogurt or buttermilk
1/3 cup of chopped fresh herbs — parsley, cilantro and chives

Makes 4 small salads.

1. Wash turnips, cut off tops and trim the turnip roots. Drop whole turnips into boiling water for 2 minutes. Take out the Turnips and drizzle with butter or oil.
2. Prepare the dressing. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of honey in 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and lime juice. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Stir in ¼ cup of plain yogurt or buttermilk. Add chopped herbs.
3. Coat the beans with 2 tablespoons of dressing.
4. Spread lettuce on each plate and top with slices of egg, beans, turnips, and bacon. Add extra dressing to your liking.

Here’s where you can find the fresh, local ingredients to re-create this delicious salad:
White Turnips: Comeback Farm, Sandbrook Meadow Farm, Philips Farm
Lettuce: Comeback Farm, Sandbrook Meadow Farm, Philips Farm
Eggs: Griggstown Quail Farm, Milford Farms, Purely Farm
Yogurt: Fulper Family Farmstead
Honey: WoodsEdge Wools Farm
Bacon: Milford Farms, Purely Farm

Musicmichael long music

The popular Michael Long returns to perform unplugged rock and folk music. Michael is a singer/songwriter who performs solo with acoustic guitar and harmonicas throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Southern California.

His musical influences and repertoire stretch a gamut of great artists from Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan toCat Stevens, Paul Simon and Billy Joel to The Beatles, Stones and U2 to the Zac Brown Band, Johnny Cash and Kenny Chesney to Dave Mathews, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam, to Weezer and more.

You can sample his music at his Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday! Support your local farmers and stock up on nutritious food at our Farmers’ Market!

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