Aug 17 2016

Program at Farmers’ Market Teaches Healthy Lifestyle Changes


Griggstown Farm stand.

As you probably already know, last week a small fire broke out at the Dvoor Farm house. The fire was confined to one corner of the house by the rear entrance and was extinguished quickly. The fire itself caused minimal damage, but the house will need to be thoroughly cleaned from the resulting smoke and soot.

This unfortunate incident will not affect our Farmers’ Market. We will be open as usual this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township. We kindly ask that you let others know we are open.

Finally, we want to thank our volunteers who labored so hard last week to ensure the market ran as smoothly as possible in the days immediately after the fire.

Now, here’s what we have lined up for you this week:

What’s New

Learn all about the Dean Ornish Reversal of Heart Disease Program,  the first program scientifically proven to “undo” (reverse) heart disease by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. This program is being offered by Hunterdon Medical Center.

Stress Management Specialists Lori Thatch and Deb Kline will tell you more about the Ornish program and teach two sessions in our wagon house on stress management at 10 and 11:30 a.m. You’ll discover simple techniques for handling stress, relaxing your body and calming your mind.  The sessions are done in a chair, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Literature and recipes from the Ornish program also will be available on our market grounds, and staff will be on hand to answer all your questions.

Our featured artisan this week is Cara Thatch, who will have photo prints, paintings, drawings and painted bags available. Stop by her booth and check out her work.

Find out how gardens are growing throughout the Garden State in this week’s Jersey Fresh Availability Report.

Make sure you visit the HLT booth to enter our raffle for a chance to win one of two shopping sprees at our Farmers’ Market.
Tickets cost $5 each, and we will announce two winners at our annual Farm to Table gala on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandale. You do not have to be present to win — but we’d love to have you join us for the dinner!
Proceeds from the raffle support our work to protect the places you love in the Hunterdon County area.

Land Trust Special

Comeback Farm invites you to save $1 off your total purchase from its stand for this week’s Land Trust Special. Visit our booth to pick up your coupon or to become a Land Trust Supporter and save money every week.


Honey Flan

What You’ll Need:
honey flan

1/2 cup sugar
7 tablespoons local honey, divided
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup milk
3 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

What To Do:

— Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle sugar in a 3-qt. saucepan; place over medium heat, and cook, gently shaking pan, 4 minutes or until sugar melts and turns a light golden brown. Slowly stir in 3 Tbsp. honey. (Mixture will clump a little; gently stir just until melted.) Remove from heat; immediately pour hot caramelized sugar into 6 (6-oz.) ramekins.

— Process condensed milk, next 4 ingredients, and remaining 4 Tbsp. honey in a blender 10 to 15 seconds or until smooth; pour evenly over sugar in each ramekin. Place ramekins in a 13- x 9-inch pan. Add hot tap water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Cover loosely with aluminum foil.

— Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until slightly set. (Flan will jiggle when pan is shaken.) Remove ramekins from water bath; place on a wire rack. Cool 30 minutes. Cover and chill 3 hours. Run a knife around edges of flans to loosen; invert flans onto a serving plate.


The Raritan Valley Recover Band will perform under the music tent from 10 a.m. to noon.


Our Farmers’ Market is sponsored by: 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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