Dec 19 2012

Protect the places you love….and get Pepper a Treat!


Protect the places you love….and get Pepper a Treat!

Now is the best time to make a donation to the Hunterdon Land Trust. If your gift is received by Friday, December 21st the impact of your gift will be doubled thanks to The Stover Foundation’s “Early Bird” $5,000 match challenge!

Your gift will work twice as hard to protect the farms, forests and fields of Hunterdon County, and for each gift we get we’ll give Pepper a treat (and let her know it’s from you!)

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Dec 10 2012

Winter Farmers’ Market Hours


Winter Farmers’ Market Hours

Starting Sunday December 16th you can get the freshest, locally-grown food bursting with flavor at the headquarters of the Hunterdon Land Trust, The Historic Dvoor Farm on the Route 12 Circle in Flemington. The Winter Farmers’ Market will be open the third Sunday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm until April.

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Nov 14 2012

Holiday Farmers’ Market


Holiday Farmers’ Market

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many more holidays just after, are you ready? Come to the Hunterdon Land Trust Holiday Farmers’ Market at 111 Mine Street, 9 am to 1 pm this Sunday November 18th for all your holiday needs.

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Oct 05 2012

To Boil or Not To Boil, that is the question! Collection and Proper Treatment of Native Plant Seeds


Join us and Dr. Randi Eckel owner of Toadshade Wildflower Farm on Sunday October 28th at 11 a.m to learn how to save native seeds in Randi’s “To Boil or not to Boil, that is the question! Collection and Proper Treatment of Native Plant Seeds” workshop.

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Oct 05 2012

Capturing Hunterdon’s Scenic Beauty with Dwight Hiscano


Capturing Hunterdon’s Scenic Beauty with Dwight Hiscano

Grab your camera and join the Hunterdon Land Trust and noted Nature Photographer Dwight Hiscano to celebrate the scenic beauty of Hunterdon County

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Aug 22 2012

Farm to Table Dinner at the Historic Dvoor Farm, September 6


Farm to Table Dinner at the Historic Dvoor Farm, September 6

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Aug 20 2012

Explore Hunterdon, Hiking Day at the Farmers’ Market August 26


Join us at the Hunterdon Land Trust’s Farmers’ Market at the Historic Dvoor Farm for a special say highlighting hiking on Sunday, August 26, 9 am to 1 pm. We’re very lucky to live in a county with so many parks and so much preserved land. The variety of hikes, from an easy stroll to a challenging work out, and the different types of terrain you can find here in Hunterdon are a real gift.

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Aug 20 2012

61 Acre Farm Preserved in East Amwell


61 Acre Farm Preserved in East Amwell

East Amwell Township is a rural haven tucked away in the southeast corner of Hunterdon County. The township has worked for many years to make East Amwell a place where farming comes first. That commitment has paid off, and the township is home to many preserved farms, including a 61 acre farm on Wertsville Road recently preserved by the township with the help of the Hunterdon Land Trust.

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Jul 27 2012

July 29th at the Farmers’ Market, Water – keeping it clean (and fun!)


July 29th at the Farmers’ Market, Water – keeping it clean (and fun!)

This Sunday, July 29th, at the Farmers’ Market we’ll be taking a look at some of the many ways water is crucial to our well being. Delaware Riverkeeper will be on hand to talk about their work to maintain, monitor, and restore the River and its tributaries. And Paddle Creek of Frenchtown will be at our Community Corner tent to fill you in on the many ways you can get out and enjoy the Delaware.

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Jul 09 2012

Guest Post by Michael Heffler Cycling and Open Space – A Natural Alignment


Lately I’ve been educating myself on the open space around Lambertville.  A major reason that I moved to Lambertville was to get away from the ever- growing traffic and population in the suburbs.   If someone had asked me “Do you enjoy the open space around here?”  Up until recently I would have said: “I don’t know.”  That answer, like my youthful one, was out of ignorance.  The concept of open space wasn’t one I was familiar with.  As much as I appreciated seeing them, the farms, the woods and fields were just there.   For someone who has led rides with titles like “More animals than cars”, you would think that the preserved land in this area would be something I knew about.  The area is beautiful.  There are scenic vistas, open fields, and forests. More open space means less traffic, less traffic means more enjoyable cycling.  It took a while for me to find out that open space organizations are working to make sure this area retains its beauty and rural character. I’m not sure that ignorance is bliss but I am sure that knowledge provides the ability to appreciate our blessings and act wisely.   I have never heard a cyclist say: “If only there was more traffic where we cycle!”  More open space creates better cycling.  I’ve cycled in France, Italy, the Berkshires and Oregon the last few years.  Each time I came home, I realized our area is just as beautiful.  We can help keep it this way. There are problems in the world that don’t impact most of us directly and there are problems that affect us.  We don’t always know what we can do to solve some difficult problems like a broken tax system and climate change.  There are other problems we have to solve, like paying the bills. Keeping our area beautiful, for our selves and our children, is a problem with a ready solution, much like taking care of our health and the health of our families.  With some action and forethought, we can all contribute to preserving open space.  There are local open space organizations whose staff and volunteers steward the open space and keep our area beautiful.  This work benefits everyone, but it’s mostly invisible to us.  When open space gets developed we notice.  Developed land tends to stay developed. There is a natural alignment between open space and the enjoyment of cycling.  Giving your support to the local open space organizations is a great way to make sure we keep the area beautiful.  Support your local open space organizations.  It’s a great way to make sure you continue to live in a place where you want to keep pedaling.  See you on the road!

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