Aug 12 2013

Take a Hike at The Farmers’ Market Sunday


Take a hike at our Farmers’ Market with Ralph Celebre, owner of the Basil Bandwagon Natural Market and a registered herbalist, this Sunday at the Dvoor Farm beginning at 10 a.m.

Celebre will lead an herb walk that will teach hikers about what’s growing wild on the Dvoor Farm, and possibly in their own backyards. Hikers will learn about various plants, and how can they benefit their health and well-being. Celebre has been studying medicinal herbs for more than 30 years. He grows certified organic herbs and consults privately with individuals. The Basil Bandwagon, located in Flemington and Clinton, is a complete natural foods market offering an extensive selection of organic foods, vitamins and herbs, health and beauty products, books and earth-friendly gifts.

For more information, contact Catherine Suttle at 908-237-4582 or email Catherine@hunterdonlandtrust.org.

Product of the Week and morewatermelon seeded

You can’t find a more refreshing summer fruit than our product of the week: watermelon.

Picking a good watermelon is as easy as 1, 2, 3, according to the National Watermelon Promotion Board.  First, look the watermelon over to make sure it’s firm, symmetrical and free of bruises; second, pick it up as it should be heavy for its size since 92% of it is water; third, turn it over and check the underside of the watermelon for a creamy yellow spot it should have from sitting on the ground and ripening in the sun.

After you’ve picked that perfect watermelon, here’s a delicious dessert to make:

Recipe:  Watermelon Yogurt Ice

Ingredients:

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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Farmers with ingredients:

Yogurt: Fulper Farms
Watermelon: Phillips Farms, Sweet Valley Farms

Fulper Farms is hosting this week’s Land Trust Special. If you’re a Land Trust supporter who’s contributed in the past year, stop by our tent to pick up your coupon that entitles you to $2 off your total purchase at the Fulper Farms stand. If you’d like to become a supporter, please visit our booth to learn more and get great deals every Sunday.

Boblink Dairy and Bakehouse will introduce its new fettucini at the market this Sunday. The fettucini is made with Emmer wheat and Bobolink’s free-range eggs. The pasta is sold fresh, but can be frozen. It cooks in four minutes, and a four-ounce package serves one to two people. Emmer wheat has been cultivated by humans since the ancient Mesopotamian civilization of the Fertile Crescent. The genetic structure of this wheat is totally different from overly modernized wheat. Emmer is very low yielding in cultivation, which is why it’s not widely used.. However, it is very tasty and nutritious!

Also visiting the market is Sue Dziamara who will sign copies of her book “You Can Get There from Here: Hiking Hunterdon County Trails.” Sue has lived in the county for 17 years and hiked its 24 trails many times with her friend and book co-author Alice Olford. She illustrates her talk with photos and has great stories to tell about her experiences on the trails. “If you want a challenge,” she says, “go to Point Mountain but know the view at the top is worth the climb.” Ms. Dziamara holds a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers and since 2006 has served as Director of the Hunterdon County Planning Department.

The wonderful folks at the Raritan Headwaters Association will also join us Sunday with water-testing information.

Michael Long will perform under this music tent. Check out his Facebook page to learn more.

If you get hungry while shopping, you can always “Build a Breakfast” using farm-fresh ingredients. Grab a muffin, fruit or coffee to get your day off to a great start.

We’re open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 111 Mine St. off the Route 12 circle. See you Sunday!


One Response to Take a Hike at The Farmers’ Market Sunday

  1. Heather November 12, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks for the post for posting “Take a Hike at The Farmers

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