For the past decade, the Hunterdon Land Trust’s Farmers’ Market has become for many locals as much of a Sunday ritual as a trip to church or dinner with the family.
This year, the producers’-only market will celebrate its 10th anniversary with special events, tours, live music and a bounty of locally grown farm-fresh products. Shoppers can find organic vegetables, grass-fed beef, artisan breads, cheeses, honey, pies, plants, locally roasted coffee, milk, eggs and more every week.
The market runs Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from May 15 to Nov. 20 at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township. On Sunday, June 12, the market will celebrate its first decade with a ceremony, cake for market attendees and several special events.
“Our Farmers’ Market has grown through the years thanks to our incredible local farmers who offer delicious food and all our shoppers who appreciate the quality they offer,” said Patricia Ruby, executive director of the Hunterdon Land Trust. “I think our Farmers’ Market at the historic Dvoor Farm has also been very successful because it honors and supports our agricultural legacy and serves as a gathering place where old and new friends meet.”
Farmers’ Market sponsors this year are Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Tom McMillan with Weidel Realtors, Brighton Financial Planning, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Provident Bank Foundation, Amy Green Environmental Consultants, Gattuso Media Designs, NJ Environment News, ShopRite of Hunterdon County, Kelly Mac Interiorscapes and Peragrin, LLC.
Shoppers will find these local farmers and vendors at the HLT market:
- Apple Ridge Farm – artisan breads and hearty pastries.
- Blue Mist Hollow Farm – perennial and annual plants.
- Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse — breads, a variety of cheeses – including cave-ripened cheddar, baudolino and drum – and pasta made with emmer wheat.
- Comeback Farm – organic vegetables.
- Fieldstone Coffee Roasters – Coffee (including beans and ground), teas and more.
- Fired Up Flatbread Co. food truck – pizza, pastries and beverages.
- Fulper Farms – cheese and yogurt.
- Griggstown Farm – eggs, poultry and poultry products.
- Locktown Farm — sour pickles, dill pickles, dilly beans, pickled jalapenos and salsa.
- Milford Farms – eggs, beef and pork.
- Phillips Farms — a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, fruit spreads and preserves, flowers, apple cider and more.
- Purely Farm – eggs, pastured pork and turkey.
- Rolling Hills Farm – oyster mushroom kits, organic oyster mushrooms and microgreens.
- Sandbrook Meadow Farm – organic vegetables.
- Sweet Valley Farm (starting in June) – seasonal fruits and vegetables including corn, eggplants and tomatoes.
- Toadshade Wildflower Farm – native plant seeds, teas and nuts.
- WoodsEdge Farm – llama and alpaca products, honey.
A second food truck will roll up to the Dvoor Farm starting this June. Jammin’ Crepes will become a regular market vendor offering made-to-order sweet and savory crêpes, filled with seasonal produce and ingredients from HLT’s local farmers.
HLT will host a series of talks covering health, the environment, gardening, history and more in its new rustic classroom, which was converted from an old wagon shed last year. The market will also welcome local woodworkers, pottery makers and other artisans every week.
“We’re excited to be introducing the rustic classroom into our regular market season as we celebrate our anniversary,” said Catherine Suttle, director of cultural resources at HLT. “The classroom will enhance our efforts to grow the market and the Dvoor Farm as a destination site and place where the community can connect for a terrific series of programs and workshops.”
Most farmers accept credit cards, and all four produce farmers honor WIC vouchers and the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.