Aug 29 2018

Perfect Labor Day Weekend BBQs
Start at Our Farmers’ Market


You’re going to love what you’ll find at our market this Sunday!

Get ready for that holiday weekend barbecue with all-natural chicken from Griggstown Farm or artisanal sausages from Purely Farm or perhaps throw some yak burgers on the grill. You’ll find those at the WoodsEdge Farm stand.

Plus you’ll find an artist’s palette of colorful fruits and vegetables that will please your palate. Swing past Comeback Farm, Phillips Farms or Sandbrook Meadow Farm and see what’s waiting for you!

If you need a little pick-me-up grab some coffee or tea at Fieldstone Coffee Roasters. And if all that shopping makes you hungry, swing over to the Fired-Up Food Co. for a flatbread pizza or Will’s Amazing Vegan Burger for a Craftsman’s Meal or some chips and hummus at Buy the Farm.

You’ll also find fermented foods at Locktown Farm, bread at Apple Ridge, cheese at Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse, and if you need something to beautify your home, grab some fresh-cut flowers from Best in Bloom Bouquets.

Our market is at 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township on the beautiful Dvoor Farm.

Land Trust Special

Save $1 on any purchase of $5 or more at any one stand. It’s a great way to save a little money on a favorite item or to try something new. Visit the HLT booth before you shop if you are a Land Trust Supporter to take advantage of this offer.

Kids Corner Activity

Learn how to make maple seed dragonflies!

Music

Keith Calmes

Guitarist Keith Calmes will perform in our music tent from 10 a.m. to noon.

Calmes has been performing and teaching guitar for over three decades. His performance credits include a Carnegie Hall recital debut as Winner of the Artists International Competition, concerti with the Monmouth Symphony, a performance with Maestro Carlos Barbosa-Lima and many concerts and recordings with flautist Marjorie Koharski.

Although usually considered a classical guitarist, Calmes’ musical diversity can be attested to. He has studied with Jazz master Jim Hall and opened for Surf legend Dick Dale and Flamenco virtuoso Juan Serrano. A deep interest in Indian rhythms has led to serious studies and performances with percussion virtuoso Selvaganesh Vinayakram and his family band. Keith has also played in a wide variety of jazz and rock bands.

Yoga

There’s no yoga this week, but it will return on Sunday, Sept. 9 with Beatriz Velasquez.

Product of the Week

Those sweet juicy peaches you find at our Farmers’ Market aren’t just delicious — they are packed with health promoting compounds, minerals and vitamins. Fresh peaches are a pretty good source of antioxidants and vitamin C, which helps you fight off infections and eliminate harmful free radicals that can cause certain cancers.

So, treat yourself this holiday weekend to a delicious dessert, like the one below. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

Minted Poached Peaches

minted peachesWhat You’ll Need:

6 firm, ripe peaches
2 cups sugar
1 vanilla bean, split (or 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
2 strips lemon zest
1 large mint sprig, plus more for serving
4 cups water

What To Do:

Using a paring knife, lightly score an X into bottom of peaches (this will help with peeling later). In a large saucepan, combine sugar, vanilla, lemon zest, mint, and water. Cook over medium, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved.

Add peaches and enough water to cover. Bring to a bare simmer, and cook, turning occasionally, until peaches are easily pierced with a skewer, 6 to 10 minutes, depending on ripeness of peaches.

Remove peaches with a slotted spoon; let cool slightly. Using a paring knife, peel peaches; return to syrup. Serve with mint sprigs.

Sponsors

We wholeheartedly thank our fabulous Farmers’ Market sponsors: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Northfield Bank,  McPherson & Newland Insurance and Matt’s Red Rooster Grill.


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