Nov 15 2017

Holiday Farmers’ Market Is Sunday

Join us this Sunday for our annual Holiday Farmers’ Market.

You’ll find great gift ideas at our farm stands including locally roasted coffee beans and teas at Fieldstone Coffee Roasters; hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, blankets, alpaca socks, soaps and more at WoodsEdge Farm; delicious jams and pumpkin butter from Phillips Farms; a 2018 CSA share from Sandbrook Meadow Farm; and pickled products and salsa at Locktown Farm.

Comeback Farm will introduce three new products this Sunday: peach, pear and apple butter!

Blue Mist Hollow Farm will also attend our market with holiday wreaths and grave blankets.

Also for our holiday market, Lauren Theis will be selling wreaths made entirely from local and thoughtfully foraged natural materials. These wreaths are perfect for dressing up your front door or mantle for the holiday season. They also make great gifts. And, once you’re finished enjoying the wreath for the season, it can be composted or tossed into the woods without worrying about litter. Some wreaths will even act as seeds for native plants to sprout in your spring landscape.

We’ll welcome Penelope Plum Designs, which offers hand-crafted jewelry that is classically elegant, with a boho chic twist and a playful emphasis on contrast. Ragged-edged recycled sari ribbon, delicate wire, freshwater pearls, and glass and trade beads from around the world are transformed into statement pieces that are equally at home with jeans and formal attire.

Griggstown Farm will have a limited supply of turkeys available at our Sunday Farmers’ Market. Don’t miss out! Griggstown suggests you preorder by visiting its website. Then you can pick up your turkey at our market.

Just a friendly reminder that if you ordered a turkey from Griggstown or Purely farms, don’t forget to pick it up!

Besides its regular offerings of pesto and hummus, River Lea House will have the last of this season’s fresh garlic, roasted garlic, pumpkin hummus for Thanksgiving, Jerusalem artichokes and garlic scape pesto.

Besides its regular offerings of pesto and hummus, River Lea House will have the last of this season’s fresh garlic, roasted garlic, pumpkin hummus for Thanksgiving, Jerusalem artichokes and garlic scape pesto.

Land Trust Special

It’s your last chance this market year to take advantage of our Land Trust Special! Save $1 off any one vendor.


This week, Chef Matt McPherson from Matt’s Red Rooster Grill shares with us his amazing Three-Day Thanksgiving Turkey Brine recipe. (Thank you, Matt!)

Three-Day Turkey Brine

Thanksgiving-Turkey-Ideal-SizeWhat You’ll Need:

1 gallon fresh apple cider
6 garlic cloves, crushed
1 sweet Vidalia onion, medium dice
1 ½ cups light brown sugar
1 ½ cups kosher salt
20 whole black pepper corns
3 bunches fresh thyme
2 juniper berries crushed
1 star anise, crushed
4 bay leaves broken

What To Do:

-– Mix above ingredients together.
— Place turkey in mixture and place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
— Rinse lightly and air dry in the refrigerator for 24 hours. This will ensure a crisp skin.
— Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, ¼ cup melted butter with juice and zest of 2 oranges, salt and pepper, 1 bunch of fresh thyme, chopped. Mix together and rub the turkey, roast in the oven and enjoy. (see note)

Note – For information about roasting times and temperatures, go here.


Guitarist Keith Calmes returns to our Farmers’ Market and will perform in our music tent from 10 a.m. to noon.
Calmes is a graduate of The Juilliard School, has performed at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. Although usually considered a classical guitarist, Calmes’ musical diversity can be attested to. He has studied with jazz master Jim Hall and opened for Surf legend Dick Dale and Flamenco virtuoso Juan Serrano. A deep interest in Indian rhythms has led to serious studies and performances with percussion virtuoso Selvaganesh Vinayakram and his family band. Keith has also played in a wide variety of jazz and rock bands.


We again thank our sponsors for supporting our Farmers’ Market throughout the year! They are: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, ShopRite of Hunterdon County and Peragrin LLC.

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