Jul 27 2016

New Vendors Join Our Farmers’ Market

IMG_5782Our Farmers’ Market keeps growing, and recently we welcomed two new vendors, one offering ice cream and the other garlic. This is also the perfect time of year to shop for local summer favorites like garlic, corn, summer squash, spinach and cucumbers.

What’s New

Huge Hound, based in Delaware Township, features ice creams made from fresh and local flavoring ingredients whenever possible. It focuses on herbs and fruits — some of which the owner grows — that deliver big flavors and aromas: several varieties of mints and mountain mints, lemon verbena, and luscious blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and gooseberries. Huge Hound also avoids using the most common food allergens, including gluten, peanuts, tree nuts and soy.
Huge Hound vegan frozen desserts get their creamy texture from hemp and flax nondairy beverages and refined coconut oil. They’re free of tree nuts, peanuts, gluten, soy, and, of course, dairy and eggs. They’re flavored with herbs and spices, such as pineapple, sage, ginger, mangoes, strawberries, chocolate, vanilla and sunflower butter.
In addition, we’re welcoming another vendor who everyone — except maybe a vampire — will love! River Lea House, based in Branchburg, makes an assortment of garlics including cooking garlic, seed garlic, garlic scape pesto and garlic butter. If you like garlic, River Lea House’s stand is a must-stop this Sunday!

 Special Program

Learn how to make your land your 401(k) with Geoffrey Close of the Tewksbury Land Trust during the Sunday, July 31 Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market.

Close will speak in the wagon house at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township, at 11 a.m. and will provide attendees with helpful information on how to prepare for retirement, how to tap the liquidity value of land and use development rights to acquire a charitable gift annuity and much more.

This program, Monetizing Your Conservation Easement: or How to Make Your Land Your 401(k), is free. Reservations are encouraged by calling 908-237-4582 or emailing Judy@hunterdonlandtrust.org.

Close is a wealth advisor with more than 35 years of experience in financial services. In addition to his work with the Tewksbury Land Trust, he also serves on other volunteer director boards including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Gift Planning Council of New Jersey and the New Jersey chapter of Partners in Philanthropic Planning.

Close serves on the Planned Giving Advisory Councils of several organizations including: New York Presbyterian Hospital, The Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Georgian Court University and the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Heart Association.

You can check out this week’s Jersey Fresh Availability Report here!

Land Trust Special

One of our new vendors, River Lea House is also this week’s Land Trust Special, making it the perfect time to try out their fresh, juicy garlic. Save $1 off your total order at its stand. You can pick up this special offer at the HLT booth before you shop.


Tomato Salad with Lemon and Mint

tomato salad with lemon and mintWhat You’ll Need:
• 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
• 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• Coarse salt and ground pepper
• 1/4 cup thinly sliced white onion
• 2 pounds assorted plum and cherry tomatoes, coarsely chopped
• 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves

What To Do:
— In a large bowl, whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, and oil. Season with salt and pepper.

— Add onion and tomatoes to bowl. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper and sprinkle with mint leaves.

Recipe from Martha Stewart


Bill Ihling will perform under the music tent from 10 a.m. to noon.


Please support the businesses that support our Farmers’ Market: 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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