Sep 06 2017

Photography Workshop, Artisans
At Next Farmers’ Market

We have a full slate of activities scheduled for our next Second Sunday Program Series, as our Farmers’ Market welcomes several local artisans offering gorgeous handmade items and hosts a photography workshop. As always, you’ll find all your local favorites at our producers-only market, which is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township.

This week’s delicious produce offerings will likely include: garlic, carrots, Delicata Squash, red tomatoes, potatoes, onions, sweet  and hot peppers, tomatillos, leeks, Swiss chard, and kale We’ll also have your usual favorites too including meat, cheese, bread, honey, coffee and more. You can enjoy a pastry or flat bread pizza in our picnic pavilion while enjoying live music.

Photo by Dwight Hiscano

Bring your camera for a workshop at 10 a.m. with professional photographer Dwight Hiscano, who will show you how to get the most out of your camera in the great outdoors.

Learn the best way to find and approach your subject, and how to use varying light and weather conditions to your advantage. Also, Hiscano will offer tips on making the best use of any photographic equipment and how composition can turn a snapshot into a work of art.

The workshop begins at the Dvoor Farm wagon house, then participants will explore the farm. The Dvoor Farm is located at 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township.

Advanced registration is strongly encouraged by calling 908-237-4582 or email Cost is $15.

Widely published and highly collected, Hiscano has been photographing the natural landscape for more than 30 years. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer, Photographic Magazine and Nature Conservancy Magazine.

HLT’s Artisan Sunday event will also feature Seeds to Sew, a Hopewell-based nonprofit, that will sell an assortment of products made in Kenya by its program participants including enkiteng bags (eco-friendly cloth gift-wrapping bags), knapsacks, beaded bracelets and kiondo baskets (made of sisal rope and recycle plastic). Seeds to Sew works to provide educational and economic opportunities for women and girls in compromised areas in the developing world.

We’ll also have several artisans with their work available for purchase including: painter Pam LaFevre, wood worker Jack Garanzini, and potter John Fulwood, who will demonstrate throwing on a pottery wheel.

Also, Pete Tucker, a lifelong Hunterdon County resident, will sign copies of his book, Memoirs of a Jersey Farm Boy. Tucker has penned an entertaining collection of tales of his days as a farm boy milking cows, slopping hogs, collecting eggs and hoeing his family’s enormous garden.


Come to the Dvoor Farm early and take a yoga class with Certified Instructor Lauren Theis at 8 a.m. in our wagon house. You’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle the week ahead! Cost is $12; please bring your yoga mat.

Land Trust Special

This week’s Farmers’ Market Special encourages you to pick your favorite vendor — or try something brand new — and save a little money doing so. All Land Trust Supporters should visit our booth to pick up a coupon that lets them save $1 at any one farm stand.


Grilled Eggplant with Tomato, Basil & Feta

grilled eggplant picWhat You’ll Need:

1 large eggplant (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed, cut lengthwise into 1-inch-thick slices
Coarse salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
2 cups cherry tomatoes (about 10 ounces), halved
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
Pinch of red-pepper flakes
1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, torn if large

What To Do:

— Generously season eggplant slices with salt. Place vertically in a colander, overlapping them. Let stand 30 minutes; rinse and pat dry.
— Preheat grill to medium-high. Liberally brush cut sides of eggplant with oil. Grill, turning once, until tender, about 4 minutes a side.
— Mix tomatoes, pine nuts, feta, red-pepper flakes, and oil; season with salt.
— Spoon over eggplant; top with basil.

Recipe from

Vendors that sell ingredients in this recipe:
Vegetables: Comeback, Phillips, Sandbrook, Sweet Valley Farms
Herbs: Phillips Farms


Enjoy “Americana,” classic country, roots music, and the best of 60s & 70s singer-songwriters when Bill Ihling performs between 10 a.m. and noon. Bill’s not only a musician, but also was a farmer at one time: He moved to Kansas in 2004 to fulfill a long-time dream of owning a farm in the the wide-open spaces of the Heartland. For about 10 years, he and his wife Dianne grazed beef and raised vegetables on “Buffalo Hollow Farm” near Reading, Kansas. In 2014, they returned to the Garden State and now reside in Holland Township.


Please support our wonderful sponsors:  Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, ShopRite of Hunterdon County and Peragrin LLC.

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