Sep 06 2016

Find Your Favorites at Sunday’s Farmers’ Market

Here’s what is going on at this week’s Farmers’ Market:

What’s New

Unfortunately, not enough apples in this area are ready for prime time so we have to cancel our first apple tasting of the year. However, join us on Oct. 9 when we will have an apple tasting event at our market where you can sample some of the Garden State’s finest offerings.

Raffle tickets are still on sale at the HLT booth! Don’t miss out on your chance to win a $250 shopping spree at our Farmers’ Market. We’ll pick two winners at our annual Farm to Table Gala on Sunday, Oct. 9.

John Wear Pottery is this week’s featured artisan.

This week’s Jersey Fresh Availability Report is here.

Land Trust Special

Who wouldn’t want to save a little extra money at their favorite farm stand? Well, we’re reprising our Land Trust Special that let’s you decide where you want to save. Visit our booth if you’re a Land Trust Supporter — or wish to become one — to pick up your special offer.


Eggplant Pasta Salad

What You’ll Need:

eggplant-pasta-salad_gal3 tablespoons olive oil
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
kosher salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons capers
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted (optional)
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 pound dried penne

What To Do:

— Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the celery and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the eggplant and tomatoes.

— In a small bowl, combine the tomato paste, vinegar, ¼ cup water, 2 ½ teaspoons salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and the sugar. Stir into the eggplant mixture.

— Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

— Remove from heat and stir in the capers, pine nuts (if desired), and parsley.

— Meanwhile, cook the penne according to the package directions. Toss with the remaining oil; let cool. Combine with the eggplant mixture and serve.

From Real Simple online.


Some Like It Hot Club will perform in the music tent. The band performs Gypsy Jazz based on the legacy of the great Gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt. Their music combines the beauty and sophistication of early 20th century Europe, with the creativity, drive and excitement of American jazz. The band is comprised of  Alex E. Soudah, guitar; Colin Ryan, rhythm guitar; and Jerry D’Anna, upright bass.


Support the wonderful businesses who play such an important role in helping us protect the places we love: 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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