Make the Most of Hunterdon!

As part of it’s “Make the Most of Hunterdon” weekend, the Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance (New Jersey) is running workshops and tours at its farmers’ market this Sunday, August 15th. The Northeast Organic Farming Association, working with Sharon Vecchiarelli of To Nourish, will present three half-hour workshops that will teach attendees how to make summer’s bounty last throughout the year. The workshops, starting at 10 am and 11 am will demonstrate how to preserve foods using dehydration, canning and freezing preparation techniques. In addition, a dietician from The Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management will give an informational tour of the market, highlighting solutions for healthy living using locally grown foods. Tours wills begin at 9:30 am 10:30 am and 11:30 am.

The market will also be hosting a Peach Party in honor of Jersey Fresh Peach Month, where you can pick up a free copy of the Peach Production Council’s recipe book featuring peach based recipes by some of New Jersey’s favorite chefs. Just in case you buy too many juicy peaches, Sharon Vecchiarelli will be highlighting the preservation of peaches during her workshops on preserving food.

“Make the Most of Hunterdon” weekend will wrap up on Sunday night with a Farm to Table Dinner at Matt’s Red Rooster Grill in Flemington NJ. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Hunterdon Land Trust and support their work to preserve the natural resources and rural character of Hunterdon County. Make your reservation for the Farm to Table dinner by calling Matt’s Red Rooster Grill at (908) 788-7050. For the complete Hunterdon Land Trust special event schedule visit www.hlta.org or call 908-237-4582.

The farmers’ market is open Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm through November 21 and Thursdays 3 pm to 7 pm through September 30, in Flemington, right on the Route 12 circle at Dvoor Farm. The market is sponsored by Stem Brothers, Inc., Team Capital Bank, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill and Basil Bandwagon.

The Hunterdon Land Trust is Hunterdon County, New Jersey’s only countywide land trust. Incorporated as a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization in 1996, the land trust is committed to preserving and protecting the rural landscapes and natural resources of Hunterdon County. To learn more about the Hunterdon Land Trust, please visit their website at www.hlta.org.

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