Jun 21 2017

Garlic Vendor Back at Farmers’ Market


What’s New

River Lea House

This Sunday, River Lea House returns to our Farmers’ Market! Based in Branchburg, River Lea House makes an assortment of garlics including cooking garlic, seed garlic, garlic scape pesto and garlic butter. While its garlic won’t be ready for prime time until July, you’ll find three varieties of pestos — garlic scape, basil and sun-dried tomato — and several different hummuses — regular, roasted garlic, sun-dried tomato and caramelized onion — at its stand.

Land Trust Special

Purely Farm hosts this week’s Land Trust Special, and will offer 15% off its Killer Kielbasi, which is lightly smoked (nitrate-free, of course) and promises to leave you with a warm ‘garlicious’ glow. Stop by and check out this outstanding product! If kielbasi isn’t for you, Purely’s Turkey London Broils will also be on sale. Purchase a delicious filet of boneless turkey breast and not only will you receive 15% off, but also an amazing recipe as well, one that is sure to wow your family and friends!

All Land Trust Supporters should stop by HLT’s booth before shopping to pick up a coupon for this great deal!

Don’t forget:  You can also qualify for the Land Trust Special deal if you participate in HART Commuter Information Services Go Green Program.  The program provides registered car poolers, van poolers and bicycle commuters discounts on products and services. Just show your HART Commuter ID card at the HLT booth to qualify.

If you wish to learn more about the program, including what discounts are offered, visit HART’s website.

Recipe

Beet Crepes with Whipped Goat Cheese & Balsamic Reduction (Gluten-Free)

Beet crepes made with buckwheat flour are just ridiculously delicious.

What You’ll Need:

For the batter:

1 cup of buckwheat flour
1 1/3 cup of milk
1 egg
1 cooked beet, shredded or blended (you can use a food processor)
1 pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of olive oil

For frying:

Olive oil or coconut oil

For the whipped goat cheese:

about 1 cup of goat cheese (original recipe called for 300 grams, so we used a little less than a cup)
6 teaspoons of Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon of agave or honey

Toppings:

Balsamic reduction
Fresh cherries
Fresh Strawberries

What You’ll Need:

If you have never made balsamic reduction before, it is super easy to make. Pour 250 ml of balsamic vinegar into a pan. Reduce over medium-low heat until it has reduced to about 1/3 of a cup.  Don’t let it get too thick though, as it will thicken as it cools down. If it gets too thick, you can always warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds to loosen it up. You can make this in advance and keep it in your pantry.

To make the whipped goat cheese, just place it in the food processor with the Greek yogurt and honey. Then pulse until smooth. Transfer it to a bowl, cover with plastic film and keep it in the fridge until ready to use.

To make the batter, just blend all of the ingredients together. Let the batter rest in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add a bit olive oil or coconut oil. Once the pan is hot, add about 1/9 of the crepe batter and swirl it around the pan. Once bubbles start to form on the top, loosen the edges with a spatula. Then gently flip it using the same spatula. Let it cook for about 30 seconds on the other side, then transfer it to a plate and repeat for the rest of the batter.

To plate up, fold each crepe in half, and then fold it in half again. Serve with some of the whipped goat cheese and fruit. Finish it by drizzling some of the balsamic reduction.

Courtesy of: Cravings in Amsterdam

Music

The popular Michael Long makes returns to our market for the first time this year 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 to Cat 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.

Sponsors

We ask you to kindly support the businesses that support your favorite local Farmers’ Market:  Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, ShopRite of Hunterdon County and Peragrin LLC.


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