May 22 2019

New Vendor, New Products, Giveaways and More at Farmers’ Market


Memorial Day weekend signals the start of barbecue season. If you’re looking for something delicious to throw on the grill then you’re going to want to visit our Farmers’ Market. Take home some grass-fed and pasture-raised beef including all-beef nitrate free hotdogs and cheddar jalapeño hotdogs from Sugar Maple Jerseys;  Smokin’ St. Louis ribs from Purely Farm; all-natural chicken from Griggstown Farm; or yak from WoodsEdge Farm. Or grab some of Will’s Amazing Vegan Burgers.

And, as always, you’ll find organic seasonal veggies, bread, cheese, garlic, pastry and pies — all local, fresh and delicious. We’re located on the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St., Flemington.

What’s New This Week 

Madison N CO Pet Treats will join us each Sunday with an array of dehydrated treats your pet will love: ground beef, chicken, turkey, turkey bacon, steak and chicken breast. You’ll also find peanut cookies, cheese treats and tuna treats.

Want the sharpest tools in the shed? Neil’s Sharpening Service returns to hone your lawn mower blades, kitchen knives, scissors and anything else that just doesn’t cut it anymore. Neil is also now sharpening straight razors, and salon, barber and grooming shears, which he will take to his shop and mail back to you on Tuesday (shipping and handling fees do apply). Neil is also giving out free reusable shopping bags to its first 10 customers.

AquaSprout Farms will give out free AquaSprout gear — including magnets, re-usable shopping bags, bumper stickers, pens, and mugs — to all its customers. Also, while we typically don’t think of tomatoes in New Jersey this time of year, AquaSprout aquaponics farm will have fresh cherry tomatoes, ripe and bursting with flavor.

Best in Bloom Bouquets

We’re excited to welcome back Best in Bloom Bouquets to our Farmers’ Market. Photo by Jill Dodds.

Best in Bloom makes its first market appearance for the new year with gorgeous fresh-cut flower bouquets.

Burek by Zeni is whipping up something special for those of you who don’t feel like standing over a hot grill: Lasagna Bolognese. This delicious Italian specialty starts with green layers of fresh homemade pasta made with spinach and baked with premium assorted Italian cheeses and a superb meat sauce.

Comeback Farm will have its first harvest of broccoli rabe for this year. It’s in limited quantity, so get to the market early.  Stop by the HLT booth for Comeback’s tasty sauteed broccoli rabe with garlic recipe. You’ll also find your favorite spring veggies: baby greens, salad greens and cooking greens along with radish and herbs.

Neshanic Station Apiaries will introduce its new beeswax wraps made with pure beeswax and organic cotton. They’ll also offer samples of its delicious raw local honey. Come try it! While there, make sure to enter Neshanic’s new weekly drawing for your chance to take home a free jar of creamed honey. And, Neshanic Station Apiaries will bring its observation hive and bees.

Purely Farm is introducing two tasty new artisanal pork meatloafs to its list of fine products. One is an Italian meatloaf with sauteed spinach, green olives, locatelli romano cheese (also available gluten free), and a Moroccan meatloaf with a ras el hanout (an aromatic spice blend), lemon confit, mint and lots of onions. Pick up some and enjoy classic comfort food with a pasture-raised twist!

River Lea House has several great garlic specials this week! You can get its flavorful garlic powder, garlic salt or garlic herb seasoning for $5 each or three for $12.

The Yard Farmer is offering a huge variety of vegetable, herb, and flower plants. Owner Amy Cook is excited to talk with you about your garden (or your dreams of having a garden someday soon). She offers garden consultations, designs, installations, maintenance and workshops. Stop by and chat with her!

Additional notes: Fired Up Flatbread is unable to attend our market this Sunday.

Yoga

Our Yoga at the Farmers’ Market program is getting off to an earlier start this week. Join us at 8 a.m. when Beatriz Velasquez leads a moderately paced session that is perfect for beginners or experienced practitioners. Join us and discover why our wagon house is the perfect venue for yoga! To see our yoga schedule for the year, go here!

Great Eats for the Week

It’s barbecue season, and we couldn’t help but pull out one of our favorite grilled chicken recipes. It’s easy to make, and lip-smacking delicious!

Grilled Barbecue Chicken

What You’ll Need:

1 large onion, chopped
2/3 cup butter, melted
6 tablespoons cider vinegar
4 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 bone-in chicken breast halves (4 to 5 pounds), skin removed

What To Do:

— In a bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 1/3 cup for basting. Place the chicken in a large resealable plastic bag; add remaining marinade. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, turning occasionally.

— Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Grill chicken, covered, over indirect medium heat for 20 minutes. Turn; grill 15-25 minutes longer or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.

Courtesy of Taste of Home

Music

We’re pleased to welcome back, Ed Jankiewicz, who will perform under the music tent from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ed repertoire is wide ranging, an entertaining range of favorite tunes that span several generations. He particularly enjoys playing songs he loved growing up – the classic rock and folk music of the 60s and 70s. Ed throws in some standards, old time saloon songs, country and even some polka. Something for everyone, and singing along is encouraged.

Ed has more than 40 years fronting bands and performing solo and has recorded one album of original music, self-produced. He plays guitar and bass, also knocks around on the banjo and mandolin.

Ed also performs with the band Raritan Valley Recovery at summer events around the area.

Our Farmers’ Market sponsors are: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Northfield Bank, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill and McPherson & Newland Insurance.


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