Jul 08 2014

Sweet Summer Corn Premieres at Farmers’ Market


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Sweet Valley Farms will bring corn to the market.

If you’re looking for an authentic Farmers’ Market experience, stop by and visit us at the Dvoor Farm this Sunday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Our producers’ only market features about 20 farmers and vendors offering the freshest local vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, alpaca products, native plants, honey and more. Grab a delicious breakfast or lunch pizza from the Fired Up Flatbread Co. food truck and enjoy it at one of our picnic tables while listening to live music. Or sip a delicious cup of locally roasted coffee while you shop or chat with old friends.

What’s New

We’ll be participating in “The Museums of Hunterdon County, New Jersey” event as part of the county’s yearlong 300th anniversary celebration. Stop into the Dvoor Farm house between 10 a.m. and noon for free tours of the 1798 vernacular Georgian-style stone house. We’ll explore the house from top to bottom, and tell you all about the history of this land dating back to the time of Chief Tuccamirgin. Dave Harding, director of outreach at the Land Trust and past president of the East Amwell Historical Society, will lead the tours.

Also, North Jersey Resource Conservation & Development will visit the market to encourage residents to sign up for a free rain garden.

Sweet Valley Farms will be bringing its first summer corn to the market this Sunday.

We will pass along the New Jersey Fresh Availability Report when it’s posted.

Land Trust Special

To celebrate the arrival of summer corn, Sweet Valley Farms will host the Land Trust Special. Stop by our booth and pick up your coupon to get three free ears of corn at Sweet Valley’s stand. This deal is for Land Trust Supporters only. To become one, please stop by our booth for more information.

Recipe

Corn Tomato Salad

Here’s a great way to enjoy all that delicious summer corn!

Ingredientscorn tomato salad

Original recipe makes 8 servings

6 ears corn, husked and cleaned
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
½ red onion, diced
1 medium tomato, diced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon minced garlic
ground black pepper to taste

Preparation:

  • Place the corn in a large pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes, until kernels are tender but crisp. Drain, cool slightly, and use a knife to scrape kernels from the cobs.
  • In a large bowl, mix the corn kernels, red bell pepper, onion, tomato, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic. Season with pepper. Chill 15 minutes before serving.

Music

The very talented Michael Long will perform under the music tent. His repertoire runs the gamut of great artists from Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan to Cat Stevens to the Zac Brown Band, Johnny Cash and Kenny Chesney to Dave Mathews, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam, to Weezer, Matchbox Twenty and Nickelback — and everything in between. Check out his cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Ghost of Tom Joad here.

Stop by and see how we’re redefining the Sunday drive!

 


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