Sep 14 2016

Master Gardeners to Visit
Farmers’ Market on Sunday

img_7000Join us this Sunday at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our next Farmers’ Market. Here’s what’s on tap:

Who wouldn’t love a $250 shopping spree at our market! Well, stop by our booth this Sunday and enter our raffle for your chance to win. Tickets are $5 each, and we’ll pick two winners at our annual Farm to Table Gala on Sunday, Oct. 9.  You can learn more about the gala, where we will celebrate our 20th anniversary, here.

Make sure you visit the Master Gardeners’ booth and get some great tips on how to care for your garden this fall.

The weekly Jersey Fresh Availability Report can be found here.

Our featured artisan this week is Kissimmee River Pottery of Flemington. Artist John Fulwood has been making pottery for more than 40 years and says he is still fascinated by the ever-changing characteristics of clay. “Although I have specific ideas about function, I believe that you have to allow the clay to have some control, some freedom of movement within the form, if you want your pots to have life,” Fulwood said. “Each pot evolves gradually as I try to maintain a harmonious balance between the form and its function.”

Land Trust Special

Try out a new farmer or select an old favorite! Either way, if you’re a Land Trust Supporter you’ll save $1 at any one farm stand this week. Please stop by our booth before you shop and pick up this special offer.


Three-Bean Java Chili

What You’ll Need:
1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup brewed dark roasted ground coffee
3.5 cup finely diced tomatoes
1—3 diced jalapeno peppers
2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
Garnish with cheddar cheese if desired

What To Do:
— Cook beef, onion and garlic in 6-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until meat is browned; drain.
— Stir in coffee, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt, cloves and beans. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook 30 minutes to blend flavors.

— Serve hot in bowls garnished with shredded cheddar cheese, sliced green onion and tortilla chips, if desired.

Serves eight.

Vendors that sell ingredients in this recipe:
Ground Beef: Milford Farms, WoodsEdge Farm
Onions, Garlic, Tomatoes, Peppers: Phillips Farms, Sandbrook Meadow Farm, Comeback Farm, Sweet Valley Farms
Coffee: Fieldstone Coffee Roasters
Cheese: Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse, Fulper Family Farmstead


Rockin’ Robbie Viola will perform live for your listening pleasure from 10 a.m. to noon in our music tent.


We kindly request that you support the wonderful businesses who play such an important role in helping us protect the places you love: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Tom McMillan with Weidel Realtors, McPherson & Newland Insurance, Farmers Insurance Company of Flemington, Brighton Financial Planning, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Provident Bank Foundation, Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants, Gattuso Media Designs, NJ Environment News, ShopRite of Hunterdon County, Kelly Mac Interiorscapes and Peragrin LLC.

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