May 09 2016

Farmers’ Market Kicks Off 10th Season on May 15


man at philips with greens cropped blogOur producers’-only Farmers’ Market kicks off its 10th anniversary on Sunday, and we can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done to support our local farmers and help our market grow.

If you have never visited us before, please come see what all the fuss is about! You’ll find an incredible bounty of locally grown, farm-fresh products including organic vegetables, grass-fed beef, artisan breads, cheeses, honey, pies, plants, locally roasted coffee, milk, eggs and more.

The market runs every Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from May 15 to Nov. 20 at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township. Parking is ample, free and located close to our vendors.

You’ll find these local farmers and vendors:

“Our Farmers’ Market has grown through the years thanks to our incredible local farmers who offer delicious food and all our shoppers who appreciate the quality they offer,” said Patricia Ruby, our executive director. “I think our Farmers’ Market at the historic Dvoor Farm has also been very successful because it honors and supports our agricultural legacy and serves as a gathering place where old and new friends meet.”

A second food truck will join us in June. Jammin’ Crepes will offer made-to-order sweet and savory crêpes, filled with seasonal produce and ingredients from our local farmers.

Locktown Farm hosts this week’s Land Trust Special. If you’re a Land Trust Supporter you’ll save $1 off your total purchase at the Locktown stand. Stop by our booth to pick up your special offer, or learn more about becoming an HLT supporter.

Every week, we’ll host special events and live music. The Master Gardeners, who can offer advice to help you get your garden looking gorgeous, will join us on Sunday. Our musical guest will be Chuck Schaeffer. Chuck’s CD, Along These Lines, spent 10 weeks on the US Top 50 Roots Country Charts and he has shared the stage with Roy Clark, Charlie Daniels, Sonny Landreth, Dr. Ralph Stanley, David Allan Coe and Lisa Marie Presley.

We’ll also be featuring a local artisan with hand-made wares available for purchase at every market. This time, it’s John Wear, Pottery.

Farmers’ Market sponsors are: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Tom McMillan with Weidel RealtorsMcPherson & Newland Insurance, Farmers Insurance Company of FlemingtonBrighton Financial Planning, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Provident Bank Foundation, Amy S. Green Environmental Consultants, Gattuso Media Designs, NJ Environment News, ShopRite of Hunterdon County, Kelly Mac Interiorscapes and Peragrin, LLC. Click on  our sponsors’ names to learn more about them.

Recipe

Everything Kale Salad

What You’ll Need:

Picture110 to 12 Lacinato Kale Leaves—stems removed, leaves julienned
1/4 cup microgreens
1/4 cup sprouts (any kind)
2 T toasted pumpkin seeds
2 t toasted sunflower seeds
1 avocado cut into chunks
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
8 to 12 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
12 grape tomatoes halved
Juice from 2/3 lemon
2t apple cider vinegar
2T olive oil
Sprinkling of nutritional yeast flakes
Sprinkling of sea salt, to taste

What To Do:

Toss to combine all ingredients in a large bowl and serve immediately.

This is a quick meal if the quinoa and chicken are already prepared.


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