Sep 05 2018

Local Food and Health Events
Featured at Sunday Farmers’ Market


Here’s what you will find at our Farmers’ Market on Sunday. Join us at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Second Sunday Program Series

Our Second Sunday Program Series celebrates “Local Food and Health” with a full plate of events you won’t want to miss! We’ll have:

  • A demonstration by Comeback Farm’s Mark Canright on “super foods” – sweet potatoes, bok choy, Asian greens, kale and beets. He will offer suggestions on the best ways to cook them! Meet under our big tent at 10:30 a.m.
  • Learn all about fermentation techniques with Chris Whitney of Locktown Farm. Also under the big tent starting at 11 a.m.
  • Older adults or the children of elderly parents can get valuable information on navigating the health care system with Nightingale NJ Eldercare Navigators. Chris Kellogg, a licensed social worker and founding partner of Nightingale NJ Eldercare Navigators, will visit our market and answer your questions on how older adults can treasure their golden years.
  • The Master Gardeners will visit with tips on getting your garden ready for fall.
  • ASDC CrossFit of Flemington will offer suggestions and tips on staying healthy.

As an added bonus, we’ll welcome for the final time this year Bivona Farm of Frenchtown, which will have a petting zoo featuring a mini cow, sheep, goats, bunnies and a lamb for children of all ages to pet and feed.

We’re also excited to welcome back Toadshade Farm! Toadshade provides  an incredible range of  native, perennial and propagated wildflower plants. All plants are propagated and grown at their Frenchtown Farm from seed, cutting or division.

Land Trust Special

Save a $1 on a purchase of $5 or more at any one farmstand. Visit our booth to pick up your coupon before you shop.

Yoga

We’ll have yoga with Beatriz Velasquez in our wagon house at 9 a.m. Cost is $15; please bring your own mat.

Kids’ Corner

We’ll have a sunflower craft for kids as our special activity this week. Come join us!

Product of the Week

This is a great time of year for finding a variety of heirloom tomatoes at our market. What makes heirlooms so darn awesome? Well, the seeds are passed down from season to season, taken by farmers from the tomato plants that produced the best fruit. This allows farmers to choose traits that are desirable such as juiciness, size, shape or color. Typically, heirloom tomatoes are pollinated naturally by birds, insects, wind, or human hands.

Here’s an heirloom tomato salad that we can’t wait to make this week! Sounds delicious….

Heirloom Tomato Salad

What You’ll Need:

2 cups cut-up heirloom tomatoes
1 cup multicolored cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup sliced red onion
DRESSING:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage

What To Do:

Place tomatoes, spinach and onion in a large bowl. Whisk together dressing ingredients; toss with salad. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Courtesy of Light & Tasty

Music

Moggy Hill will perform in our music tent from 10 a.m. to noon.

Sponsors

Our fabulous sponsors are:  Basil Bandwagon Natural Market,Northfield Bank,McPherson & Newland Insurance and Matt’s Red Rooster Grill.Please support them!


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