The Sunday Oct. 13 Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market offers a trio of events planned to entertain, educate and engage.
Stop by the market to check out the talents of several local artisans find a perfect hand-crafted gift or treat yourself to something special. Participating will be Penelope Plum Designs with handcrafted jewelry; Juel Studio with pottery and various types of prints; Moxie Sorbet Designs with handmade glass home accessories including bowls, ornaments and sun catchers; and NJ Wicks with an assortment of candles.
Historic Preservationist Consultant Carla Cielo will share intriguing tales culled from her two decades researching and interviewing in her special presentation “Stories That Shaped the Lives of our Ancestors” to be held in the Dvoor Farmhouse at 11 a.m. The program is free.
She’ll tell attendees, for instance, about:
- How a poor Italian girl — who as a baby was sent away to a wet nurse in a mountain town in Southern Italy and nearly died from a “witch doctor” abortion in 1928 — became independently wealth.
- Life on a hardscrabble farm in Hunterdon County.
Also, at 11 a.m., noted Nature Photographer Dwight Hiscano will lead a workshop that begins in the Dvoor Farm wagon house on how to take beautiful photos outdoors.
This event is free, but please register in advance by calling 908-237-4582 or emailing [email protected]
Internationally published and highly collected, Dwight Hiscano has been creating images of the natural landscape for more than 30 years. Having spent much of his childhood exploring the rugged hills of the New Jersey Highlands, Dwight’s love for the outdoors has led to a passionate effort to capture the North American wilderness on film while bringing new perspectives to the art of landscape photography.
Both presentations are sponsored by a grant from The Tyler Foundation.
Join Lisa Perry in the wagon house at 9 a.m. for Farmers’ Market yoga. Cost is $15; please bring a mat. Rick Charwin will perform from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Farmers’ Market, is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., features more than 20 local farmers and vendors offering organic produce, all-natural meat, honey, artisan breads, fresh-cut flowers, cheese, eggs, locally roasted coffee, native plants and more. Visitors can enjoy a flatbread pizza made with ingredients provided by local farmers while listening to live music.
Farmers’ Market sponsors are Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Northfield Bank, Northfield Bank, Weidel Real Estate, McPherson & Newland Insurance, and Matt’s Red Rooster Grill.