Celebrate local history at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market on Sunday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township. HLT’s History Day will feature tours and a visit by local historical organizations.
The event begins with a tour of the barns on the Dvoor Farm at 10 a.m. with Chris Pickell, the principal architect at Pickell Architecture in Flemington. He will lead a walking tour and discuss the farm’s bank barn, north and east el barns, horse barn (with the iconic Dvoor Bros. advertisement painted on the roof) and wagon house. Pickell specializes in upgrading antique buildings, historic design, and timber and stone barns. He’s also a trustee of the Hunterdon County Historical Society.
At 11:30 a.m., tour the historic stone farm house with Dave Harding, HLT’s director of outreach. Learn about the friendship between Delaware Chief Tuccamirgan and farmer John Philip Case, one of the Flemington-area’s first settlers. You’ll explore the 220-year-old house, seeing everything from the 18th-century graffiti in the attic to the site of an 1803 murder in the basement.
The Hunterdon County Historical Society, Hunterdon County 300th Committee, Holland Township Historical Society, Raritan Township Historical Society and Friends of Historic Flemington are scheduled to attend.
For children, the market will welcome Bivona Farm of Frenchtown, which will have a mini cow, sheep, goats (including a baby goat), bunnies and a lamb to pet and feed. For our weekly Kids’ Corner Activity, HLT will offer a cool marbled milk paper project.
There is no charge for any of the history day events or children’s activities.
Yoga with Lauren Theis will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the Dvoor Farm wagon house. Join her for a session perfect for beginner or advanced practitioners that incorporates meditation, breathing techniques and some gently refreshing yoga flows. Cost is $15; please bring your own mat.
The Farmers’ Market features about 20 local farmers and vendors offering organic produce, all-natural meats, honey, fresh-baked breads, vegan burgers, fresh-cut flowers, cave-ripened cheese, eggs, locally roasted coffee, hummuses, salsas, native plants and more. Visitors can enjoy a flatbread pizza made with ingredients provided by local farmers while listening to live music with Bill Ihling.
The Farmers’ Market History Day coincides with the Tour de Flateau, an annual bike event that features several different routes, ranging from 15 to 100 miles, and encourages everyone to explore Hunterdon County’s natural beauty. The event benefits Hunterdon Land Trust. Anyone interested in volunteering to help or to ride should visit www.bikereg.com/38249 to learn more.
Farmers’ Market sponsors are Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Northfield Bank and Matt’s Red Rooster Grill.