Oct 24 2018

This Sunday at the Farmers’ Market


Our Farmers’ Market is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Get into the fall spirit while encouraging your kids to get creative this Sunday when we’ll be painting mini-pumpkins! Join us at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Flemington, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

And it’s the fourth Sunday of the month which means Neil’s Knife Sharpening Service will visit our market. You don’t want to try carving your Thanksgiving with that dull blade! Bring your knives to the market and Neil will hone your blade so it will slice through that bird as if it were butter.

Thanksgiving Turkeys

Speaking of turkeys, you can now pre-order your delicious, all-natural turkey at the Griggstown Farm stand.

You can order a brined or oven-ready turkey and all the trimmings from Griggstown Farm either here or next time you stop at our Farmers’ Market. Sides include roasted fall vegetables with truffle butter; three-cheese potato gratin; whipped truffled potatoes; green bean casserole; dressing; soups; pies and more.

Land Trust Special

Save a dollar when you spend five dollars or more at any one farm stand. Try something new or pick out a family favorite. Remember, you must be a Land Trust Supporter to get this deal, so visit our booth to get your coupon or to learn more.

Product of the Week

Can’t help but wonder if the person who came up with the name “sweet potato” was trying to get a finicky child to eat. “Really, they’re like candy . . . they’re sweet potatoes.”

Sweet potatoes, despite the moniker, aren’t sugar or starch bombs, but have a lot of good things going for them. And this is the perfect time of year to pick some up at our Farmers’ Market.

One cup of sweet potatoes gives you half your daily Vitamin C needs and 400% — that wasn’t a typo — of your daily Vitamin A requirements. They’re also an antioxidant powerhouse and an anti-inflammatory, and might help regulate blood pressure. Sweet potatoes are also deliciously diverse and are great in stews, soups or even a pie. Here’s a fabulous sweet potato side dish that’s perfect Sunday dinner or on your Thanksgiving day table.

Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Goat Cheese

What You’ll Need:

1 1/2 pounds sweet potato, scrubbed, unpeeled, in 3/4- to 1-inch coins
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/4 cup toasted and cooled pecan halves
2 tiny or 1 small shallot
2 stalks celery
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon dried cranberries or cherries (optional)
2 ounces firmish goat cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon smooth Dijon mustard

What To Do:

— Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a large baking sheet generously with olive oil, about 1 to 2 tablespoons. Lay sweet potatoes in one layer on the oiled sheet. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast, without disturbing, for 15 to 20 minutes. Carefully flip each piece: the undersides should be blistery, dark and a bit puffy and should release from the pan with no effort. If they’re not, let it cook longer. Sprinkle them with additional salt and freshly ground black pepper and return the pan to the oven for another 10 minutes or so, until the undersides match the tops.

— Meanwhile, prepare your salad. Chop your pecans well, mince your shallot, chop your celery and parsley, mince cranberries if using them. Crumble your goat cheese. If you have soft goat cheese, set it aside and sprinkle it on top; if it’s firmer, stir it into the mixture. In a small dish, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon dijon. Pour half over salad.

— When the sweet potatoes are done, set a couple coins aside just in case the baby isn’t into the toppings. Lay the rest on a serving platter. Scoop a spoonful of the salsa over each round. Pour remaining salad dressing over top, to taste. Serve immediately.

Serves 2 to 3.

Courtesy of The Smitten Kitchen.

Music

Grab some tasty vittles and head on over to our music tent to listen to the Back Porch Jug band. The trio of Mark Toman, John LaSala and Gary P. Cohen will perform from 10 a.m. to noon. You’ve never heard a musician play a saw before? Well, then you have to check these guys out!

Sponsors

Please support our local sponsors who play a pivotal role in helping us protect the places you love. They are: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Northfield Bank, McPherson & Newland Insuranceand Matt’s Red Rooster Grill.


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