Do you love hitting up local farmers’ markets throughout the spring, summer & fall in Hunterdon County? The return of frosty winter weather doesn’t mean you’ll have to settle for less-than-fresh food.
Here are a few places to buy local in Hunterdon County throughout the winter season:
- The Hunterdon Land Trust’s Winter Farmers’ Market, Flemington: Returning for a third season beginning Sunday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. off the route 12 circle in Raritan Township. The winter market will be held the third Sunday of every month. Future market dates are: Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19. If there’s inclement weather on a scheduled market day, it will be held the following Sunday. This year, the winter market grows to 14 farmers and vendors:
• Apple Ridge Farm – artisan breads and hearty pastries.
• Comeback Farm – organic vegetables.
• Fired Up Flatbread Co. food truck – pizza, pastries and The Coffee Scoop’s fresh-brewed coffee.
• Fulper Farms – cheese and yogurt.
• Griggstown Farm – eggs, poultry and poultry products.
• Headquarters Farm – lamb and lamb products.
• Hollandview Farm – microgreens, and wheatgrass. .
• Locktown Farm — sour pickles, dill pickles, dilly beans, pickled jalapenos and salsa.
• Milford Farms – eggs, beef and pork.
• Purely Farm – eggs, pastured pork and turkey.
• Rolling Hills Farm – oyster mushroom kits (December). Beginning January the farm will have organic oyster mushrooms, and in February will add microgreens.
• Sandbrook Meadow Farm – organic vegetables.
• Tassot Apiaries – honey and honey products.
• Toadshade Wildflower Farm – native plant seeds, teas and nuts.
• WoodsEdge Wools Farm (December only) – llama and alpaca products.
The Dec. 21 winter market will also welcome Whimsey Eco Chick, a local business that sells eco-sustainable, re-purposed feed bags collected from nearly a dozen area zip codes.
- Stockton Market, Stockton: Open year-round on Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, the Stockton Market is always held indoors. You’ll find locally sourced fresh food, shop local purveyors and artisans. Shops include farm fresh produce, savory breads and pastries, the best seafood, smokin’ good BBQ a chocolatier, locally grown lavendar, artisanal jams, local meat, dairy, regional honey and more.
- Homestead Farm Market, Lambertville: This local market has been serving Lambertville for over 25 years, offering locally-grown produce, prepared foods, bakery items, and a greenhouse