Aug 11 2015

Summer Is in Full Swing
At Our Farmers’ Market


peachesMid-August means watermelons, peaches, corn, tomatoes and loads of other fresh produce. Stop by the Dvoor Farm at 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township for our Sunday Farmers’ Market. Here’s what’s happening:

What’s New

Representatives from North Jersey Resource Conservation & Development will visit the market. RC&D began in 1962 to help people care for and protect their natural resources to improve an area’s economy, environment and living standards. The program provides a way for local residents to work together and plan how they can actively solve environmental, economic and social problems facing their communities.

RC&D will tell you how you can get a free rain garden at your home or business.

Land Trust Special

You can save $1 off any Apple Ridge Farm mustard if you are an HLT Supporter who has contributed within the past year. Stop by our HLT booth on the way into the market area to pick up your special offer. Also, talk to one of our friendly volunteers if you’d like to learn more about becoming an HLT Supporter. We offer great deals every week!

Recipe

Looking for a super dessert? Try this yummy treat!

Watermelon Yogurt Ice

watermelon yogurt iceWhat You’ll Need:

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
4 cups diced seedless watermelon, (about 3 pounds with the rind)
1 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon lime juice

What To Do:

— Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring, over high heat until the sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a glass measuring cup and let cool slightly.

— Puree watermelon in a food processor or blender, in 2 batches, pulsing until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Whisk in the cooled sugar syrup, yogurt and lime juice until combined. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into another large bowl, whisking to release all juice. Discard pulp.

— Pour the extracted juices into an ice cream maker and freeze. Or if you don’t have an ice cream maker you can pour mixture into a shallow metal pan and freeze until solid, about 6 hours or overnight. Remove from freezer to defrost slightly, 5 minutes. Break into small chunks and process in a food processor, in batches, until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and freeze for up to 2 hours.

Music

Bill Ihling returns to the market Sunday to perform Americana, classic country and roots music. Bill’s repertoire is eclectic, representing dozens of artists and songwriters whose work he admired during his long career.

Sponsors

Farmers’ Market sponsors this year 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. Please support the businesses who support us!


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