Oct 08 2014

HART to Visit Farmers’ Market For Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month


WP_20141005_017Enjoy nature’s fall bounty of delicious food and get important pedestrian safety tips at this week’s Farmers’ Market. Come see how we’re redefining the Sunday drive at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. off the route 12 circle in Raritan Township. We’re open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What’s New

Because October is Hunterdon County Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month, HART Commuter Information Services, the local nonprofit transportation management association, will visit the market with free reflective vests and wristbands, and information on how to stay safe when traveling on foot.

“Fall is a great time to reinforce pedestrian safety.  The days are still warm, but become shorter with the change in daylight savings time.  Darker mornings and evenings can be particularly dangerous for those who are walking or jogging,” says Tara Shepherd, HART executive director.

This year’s HART theme is “Be Safe: Know Your Space” and aims to remind pedestrians that when there are no sidewalks, they should walk or run facing traffic.  “Although the rule has always been that you walk against traffic, we still see people around the county walking with their backs to oncoming cars,” Shepherd said.  “With a growing number of distracted drivers on the road, it is more important than ever that pedestrians make eye contact with passing drivers to be sure that the motorist has seen them.”

Also, you can find this week’s Jersey Fresh Availability Report here. Find out how the fall harvest is doing for everything from apples to white potatoes.

Land Trust Special

Stop by our booth and pick up your special offer to save $1 off your purchase from any one vendor. Also, if you’d like to become a Land Trust Supporter and take advantage of great deals for a year, please visit our booth to learn more.

Recipe

Put down that Pop-Tart and treat yourself to a healthy and tasty breakfast that any harried family has time to make:

Zapped Scrambled Eggs with Veggies

recipeIngredients:

2 eggs
Handful of your favorite vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes, fresh spinach, roasted cubed butternut squash or mixed greens
Sprinkle of a favorite cheese

Preparation:
To make good scrambled eggs in a microwave, zap the mixture of all ingredients for 30 seconds, stir, and cook another 30 seconds, or until eggs are solid. Throw a top on the container to eat later, or store the raw mixture in a fridge until ready to heat and eat.

Add rice or toast a slice of your favorite bread.

Serves 1.

Vendors that sell ingredients in this recipe:
Eggs: Griggstown Farm, Milford Farm, Purely Farm
Vegetables: Comeback Farm, Phillips Farms, Sandbrook Meadow Farm
Cheese: Bobolink Farms and Fulper Farms

 Music

Chuck Schaeffer returns to the market to perform rockabilly and country music. He’s opened for or shared the stage with Roy Clark, Sonny Landreth, Dr. Ralph Stanley, David Allan Coe, Lisa Marie Presley and other musicians. You can learn more about him, and sample his music, at his website.


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