Jul 08 2015

How Sweet It Is! Corn Returns
To Our Farmers’ Market


ear-of-corn2Here’s what’s happening at this week’s Farmers’ Market:

What’s New

When you come to our market this weekend, don’t forget to grab some ears! Ears of corn, that is. Sweet Valley Farms returns to our Farmers’ Market with a wagon load of fresh sweet Jersey corn. Stop by from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and take a bag home.

Sweet Valley will have fresh-cut flowers too.

Also, bring your camera for our special workshop at 10 a.m. with professional photographer Dwight Hiscano. He will show you how to get the most out of your camera in the great outdoors.

Learn the best way to find and approach your subject, and how to use varying light and weather conditions to your advantage. Also, Dwight will offer tips on making the best use of any photographic equipment and how composition can turn a snapshot into a work of art.

Photo by Dwight Hiscano

Photo by Dwight Hiscano

The workshop begins at the historic Dvoor farm house, and participants will explore the Dvoor fields.

Cost is $15. Advanced registration is strongly suggested. To register, call 908-237-4582 or email dave@hunterdonlandtrust.org.

Widely published and highly collected, Dwight Hiscano has been photographing the natural landscape for more than 30 years.  He has led workshops and presentations throughout the tri-state area, and was the keynote speaker at the Garden Club of America’s Eastern Horticultural Conference. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer, Photographic Magazine, and Nature Conservancy Magazine.

Land Trust Special

This week’s Land Trust Special is hosted by WoodsEdge Wools Farm where you will receive $1 off one pound of its delicious honey. Please stop by the HLT booth to pick up your special offer.

Recipe

Corn Tomato Salad

Here’s a favorite recipe using fresh Jersey corn and tomatoes.
corn tomato salad

What You’ll Need:

6 ears corn, husked and cleaned
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
½ red onion, diced
1 medium tomato, diced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon minced garlic
ground black pepper to taste

What To Do:

  • Place the corn in a large pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes, until kernels are tender but crisp. Drain, cool slightly, and use a knife to scrape kernels from the cobs.
  • In a large bowl, mix the corn kernels, red bell pepper, onion, tomato, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic. Season with pepper. Chill 15 minutes before serving.

Music

Singer/guitarist Bill Ihling will perform in the music tent. The Hunterdon native returned to this area recently after spending a decade operating a small farm in Kansas. Prior to moving west in 2004, Bill played bass and sang harmony with long-ago Hunterdon bands such as The Lost Weekend Swamp Stompers, Back In The Saddle, The Mt. Pleasant Garage Band and The Buffalo Hollow Bluegrass Band.  His current acoustic Americana repertoire features everything from solo guitar versions of 1960s pop hits and 1970s rock classics, “old-school” and “hippie” country, and the best of contemporary singer-songwriters. You can find out more about his music at his website or Facebook page.

Sponsors

Farmers’ Market sponsors this year are Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Tom McMillan with Weidel Realtors, Provident Bank, Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants Inc., ShopRite of Flemington and NJ Environmental News. Please support the businesses who support us!


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