Our holiday Farmers’ Market has a number of special treats in store for you: a new vendor, a special guest and the return of Phillips Farms! Make sure to join us at the Dvoor Farm this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a truly special market.

Phillips Farms returns your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables, fruit spreads and preserves, apple cider and more.

You’re going to find yourself in quite a pickle trying to decide what you love best about our newest vendor! If you love pickles, you are going to be wowed by Pickle Licious’ incredible selection of full sour pickles, half sour pickles, firecracker chips, horseradish pickles, kosher dill pickles, sweet gherkins and more.

If you haven’t been to our market in the past few weeks be sure to visit our other recent additions: AquaSprout Farms and Nourished by Nadia. AquaSprout operates neighboring Somerset County’s first aquaponics farm and offers lettuce and kale at our market. Nourished by Nadia features organic skincare products and elderberry syrups — both of which make great gifts or stocking stuffers.

We’ll also welcome I See Spain to our holiday market. It will offer a beautiful and inspired collection of cookware and kitchen prep tools. Take a look on its website, and then make sure you visit its stand for the perfect gift.

lso Cherryville Farms returns with its amazing lavender products and harvest woodworking crafts.

You’ll also find great gifts at many of our farm stands including locally roasted coffee beans and teas at Fieldstone Coffee Roasters; hats, gloves or mittens, scarves, blankets, alpaca socks and more at WoodsEdge Farm; or get someone special on your list a CSA share for next year from Sandbrook Meadow Farm.

TurkeyDon’t forget to pick up your Thanksgiving turkey from Griggstown Farm or Purely Farm, and if you are looking for a beautifully breasted, all-natural bird make sure you get here early as they’ll be flying off the shelves. You know, if we had shelves. And if turkeys could fly.

And if you want to cut into that delicious bird with ease bring your knives over to Neil’s Knife Sharpening Service. Besides kitchen knives, Neil sharpens, scissors, lawn mower blades, paper cutters and just about anything else with a blade.

Land Trust Special
Save $1 off any one vendor. If you are a Land Trust Supporter, please visit our booth to pick up your coupon before shopping. Or, if you are not, stop by our booth and learn how to save a little money every time you shop.

Kids Corner
Your young one will feel like a king or queen making nature crowns in our Kids Corner. Make sure you stop by!


This week, Chef Matt McPherson from Matt’s Red Rooster Grill shares with us his amazing Three-Day Thanksgiving Turkey Brine recipe. (Thank you, Matt!)

Three-Day Turkey Brine

What You’ll Need:

1 gallon fresh apple cider
6 garlic cloves, crushed
1 sweet Vidalia onion, medium dice
1 ½ cups light brown sugar
1 ½ cups kosher salt
20 whole black pepper corns
3 bunches fresh thyme
2 juniper berries crushed
1 star anise, crushed
4 bay leaves broken

What To Do:

– Mix above ingredients together.
— Place turkey in mixture and place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
— Rinse lightly and air dry in the refrigerator for 24 hours. This will ensure a crisp skin.
— Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, ¼ cup melted butter with juice and zest of 2 oranges, salt and pepper, 1 bunch of fresh thyme, chopped. Mix together and rub the turkey, roast in the oven and enjoy.

guitarist CalmesMusic
Guitarist Keith Calmes will perform in our music tent from 10 a.m. to noon.

Calmes has been performing and teaching guitar for over three decades. His performance credits include a Carnegie Hall recital debut as Winner of the Artists International Competition, concerti with the Monmouth Symphony, a performance with Maestro Carlos Barbosa-Lima and many concerts and recordings with flautist Marjorie Koharski.

Although usually considered a classical guitarist, Calmes’ musical diversity can be attested to. He has studied with Jazz master Jim Hall and opened for Surf legend Dick Dale and Flamenco virtuoso Juan Serrano. A deep interest in Indian rhythms has led to serious studies and performances with percussion virtuoso Selvaganesh Vinayakram and his family band. Keith has also played in a wide variety of jazz and rock bands.

Please support our local sponsors who play a pivotal role in helping us protect the places you love. They are: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Northfield Bank, McPherson & Newland Insurance, and Matt’s Red Rooster Grill.