Sep 02 2015

Next Farmers’ Market Is for the Birds


With a terrific program about birds and a fun activity where children can make binoculars, this week’s Farmers’ Market is definitely something to crow about. Join us at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a terrific morning of healthy local food, live music and more.

What’s New

bird bookChildren’s author Kim Kurki will visit with her wonderful new book about birds National Wildlife Federation’s World of Birds, A Beginner’s Guide. She will host a special nature presentation at 10:30 a.m. where your family can discover how exploring the great outdoors is just like going on a treasure hunt.Kids can also make their own binoculars that they can use to spot birds on the Dvoor Farm or in their own neighborhood.

Kim, a native of Bucks County, currently lives in Penn’s Park, Pa. Her love of nature was nourished during her childhood as she spent countless hours outside, exploring habitats near her home. These experiences provided inspiration for her most creative work.

She has been an illustrator for 35 years, producing designs for stationery and gift products, prints, packaging, and large-scale, fine art stained glass installations. In addition to the National Wildlife Federation publications, she has contributed illustrations to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

This week, our market will have a rainbow-colored assortment of tomatoes, melons, peppers, kale and loads more produce. We’ll also have meats, artisan breads, honey, cheese, native seeds and artisanal sunflowers. Grab a coffee from our newest vendor, Fieldstone Coffee Roasters, or a fresh-baked pizza made with local farm-fresh ingredients at the Fired Up Flatbread Food Co. truck. There’s also pastries, muffins, yogurt and plenty of other healthy snacks.

Land Trust Special

This week’s special is being hosted by our newest vendor, Fieldstone Coffee Roasters. Land Trust Supporters can save $1 off a bag of fresh-roasted coffee beans. Stop by our booth if you’re a Land Trust Supporter to grab your special offer.

Recipe

Since we have an abundance of tomatoes at our market these days, we thought this recipe would be perfect for a late summer day.

Hot Tomato Grits

gritsWhat You’ll Need:
2 bacon slices, chopped
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking grits
2 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
Garnishes: chopped tomato, cooked and crumbled bacon, shredded Cheddar cheese

What To Do:
— Cook bacon in a heavy saucepan until crisp, reserving drippings in pan. Gradually add broth and salt; bring to a boil.
–Stir in grits, tomato, and chilies; return to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 15 to 20 minutes.
— Stir in cheese; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Garnish, if desired.

Note: To decrease fat and calories, drain bacon on paper towels discarding drippings, substitute reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese for regular.

From Southern Living.

Music

Raritan Valley Recovery will perform under the music tent for your listening pleasure. Raritan Valley Recovery is an acoustic band playing a variety of traditional and contemporary music. It’s comprised of Readington resident Ed Jankiewicz on bass/guitar, Garrett Moore on fiddle/mandolin, Brad Sicotte on mandolin, Jeff Young on guitar/bass and Ed Yurkow on banjo. Often sitting in are Peter Szego on guitar/dobro/fiddle and Eric Hendrickson on banjo/guitar.

Sponsors

We kindly encourage you to support the local businesses who support your favorite Farmers’ Market! Our sponsors are: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Tom McMillan with Weidel Realtors, Provident Bank, Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants Inc., ShopRite of Flemington and NJ Environmental News.


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