Farmers’ Market

Our producers’-only market runs every Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from May 20 to Nov. 18 at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township. You’ll find organic vegetables, all-natural chicken and pork, artisan breads, cheeses, honey, pies, plants, locally roasted coffee, milk, eggs and more.

This year, our Farmers’ Market will feature a weekly fun activity for children. On every second Sunday of the month, we’ll have a variety of programs celebrating families, local history, nature and the environment, local artists and artisans, and food and health. Check below for details. We’ll also have yoga for nine weeks during the market in our wagon house.

Locktown Farm

So, why does a Land Trust run a farmers’ market? Because buying local keeps family farmers in business and farmland intact.

The Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market was started in 2007 to provide local farmers a place to sell their products directly to consumers. Though modest at first, it has blossomed over the years into a highly anticipated community event that routinely attracts more than a thousand customers to the historic Dvoor Farm every Sunday from May to November.

By operating a producers’-only Farmers’ Market, we ensure that farmers and vendors sell items which they have themselves grown, raised or produced. This is important to guaranteeing authenticity, quality, and freshness, and to knowing the farmer who grows or raises your food.

Take a look at our Farmers’ Market and learn more about the Dvoor Farm by watching our video.

Our Partners in Preservation sponsor our Farmers’ Market. They are: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Northfield Bank and Matt’s Red Rooster Grill. If you’d like to learn more about becoming a Partner in Preservation and play a vital role in helping protect the places you love in the Hunterdon County area, please go here or call our office at 908-237-4582.

Our line up of local farmers and vendors are below. Click on their names to visit their websites or learn more here:

For 10 farmers’ markets beginning on May 20th, Buy the Farm will sell srirachas, beer-infused barbecue sauces, mustards, preserves, chips and more. And on the fourth Sunday of each month, beginning May 27, Neil’s Knife Sharpening Service will visit the market.

Most farmers accept credit cards and several other honor WIC and the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Parking is free and easily accessible. And feel free to bring your well-behaved pooch when you shop. and Matt’s Red Rooster Grill.

2018 Farmers’ Market Events Schedule

Check back often as this schedule is updated regularly.

Date Event Music
May 20 Opening Day; Magician and Juggler Bob Lloyd; Yoga with Beatriz Velasquez; Kids’ Corner Activity: Come Plant a Seed Michael Long
May 27 Kids’ Corner Activity: Tree Collage Bill Ihling
June 3 Yoga with Beatriz Velasquez; Kids’ Corner Activity: Nature walk bracelet Michael Long
June 10 Second Sunday Program: Family Day! Edible slime party; Stream exploration along Walnut Brook; Bird migration hike with Juanita Hummel from the Washington Crossing Audubon Society; Group dog walk on the Dvoor Farm Trail; Kids;’ Corner Activity: Bird’s nest craft Mike Wojik, Bonk
June 17 Yoga with Lauren Theis; Kids’ Corner Activity: Mandala Ed Jankiewicz
June 24 The Centaurs 4-H Club visit from 10 a.m. to noon with a saddle set, mini-jump course for kids, a fun craft and more;’ Yoga with Lauren Theis; Kids’ Corner Activity: Bubble painting David Wilson
July 1 Yoga with Lauren Theis; Kids’ Corner Activity: Rock Painting Keith Calmes
July 8 Second Sunday Program: History Day Session 1: Barn Tour with Architect Chris Pickell; Dvoor Farm House Tour with local historian Dave Harding; Visits from history organizations including the Hunterdon County Historical Society; Hunterdon 300th Committee; Raritan Township Historical Society, and the Holland Township Historical society and more; Hunterdon County bike tour with the West Jersey Wheelman; Yoga with Lauren Theis; Kids’ Corner Activity: Marbled Milk Paper Bill Ihling
July 15 Yoga with Lauren Theis; Kids’ Corner Activity: TP Binoculars Dark Whiskey
July 22 Yoga with Lauren Theis; Kids’ Corner Activity: Make a Whirlygig Moggy Hill
July 29 T-Recs Camp for Kids: Build a Game Activity; Yoga with Lauren Theis; Kids’ Corner Activity: Firefly Pinecones Some Like It Hot
Aug. 5 Kids’ Corner Activity: Flower suncatcher DBB Jazz
Aug. 12 Second Sunday Program: Nature and the Environment: Storytelling in the Wagon House with MaryAnn Paterniti; Bird Walk with Juanita Hummel of the Washington Crossing Audubon Society; Guided talk and hike of the Dvoor Farm Trail with Land Steward Stefani Spence and local historian Dave Harding; learn about bees with the Northwest Beekeepers Association; Rain Barrel Demonstration with Lauren Theis; Visit by the Master Gardeners. Kids’ Corner Activity: Little piggies/Chicken eggs sensory tray Michael Long
Aug. 19 Hunterdon Art Museum Plein Air Painting Workshop with Oscar Peterson; Kids’ Corner Activity: Make a sundial Ed Jankiewicz
Aug. 26 Kids’ Corner Activity: Farmers’ Market bingo Bill Ihling
Sept. 2 Kids’ Corner Activity:  Maple Seed Dragonflies Keith Calmes
Sept. 9 Bivona Farm Petting Zoo with mini-cows, goats, sheep and more; Second Sunday Program Series: Local Food and Health: Discover new fall foods and great ways to prepare them; Learn ways to make food last longer; Neil’s Knife Sharpening Service. Kids’ Corner Activity: Sunflower craft Moggy Hill
Sept. 16 Historian Jim Davidson presents: The Dark Side of the Sourland Mountains. Kids’ Corner Activity: Apple basket Ed Jankiewicz
Sept. 23 Kids’ Corner Activity: Nature fortune teller Mike Wojik, Bonk
Sept. 30 Kids’ Corner Activity: Apple suncatcher Bill Ihling
Oct. 7 Kids’ Corner Activity: Paper hens Moggy Hill
Oct. 14 Second Sunday Program Series: Local Artists and Artisans: North Hunterdon High School student art exhibition; Fall nature photography workshop with Dwight Hiscano; Check out the stunning talents of local painters, woodworkers, poets and jewelersKids’ Corner Activity: Leaf critters Back Porch Jugband
Oct. 21 Archaeological Archivist Jim Wade on “The NAtive American Indians of the Flemington Area.” Kids’ Corner Activity: Wool sheep craft Michael Long
Oct. 28 Kids’ Corner Activity: Mini pumpkin painting Back Porch Jugband
Nov. 4 Kids’ Corner Activity: Sheep paper plate mask
Nov. 11 Second Sunday Program: History Day Session 2: Historian Brian Armstrong discusses Hunterdon County servicemen during World War I on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice at 11 a.m.; “Murder on the Case-Dvoor Farm” program with local historian Dave Harding at 9:30 a.m.; Kids’ Corner Activitiy: Rustic Twig Arrows
Nov. 18 Annual Holiday Market! Get everything you need for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner! Kids’ Corner Activity: Nature crowns

 

 Are you a farmer interested in selling your products at our farmers’ market? Openings are limited. Contact Director of Administrative and Social Affairs Judy Wilson for information: judy@hunterdonlandtrust.org or 908-237-4582.

 


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