Weekly Newsletter - August 7th, 2013
Welcome to the weekly edition of the Hoboken Uptown Farmers' Market Newsletter sponsored by
the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition.
This Thursday, August 8th (from 3:00 to 7:30) you'll find the best
Jersey Fresh produce
within walking distance of your home. The Hoboken Uptown Farmers' Market is in full swing and has a bounty of crisp veggies and ripe sweet fruit to offer.
So sign up for the weekly
newsletter to plan your shopping list, get reminders, recipes, and even health tips. Plus find out what fresh produce is in that week.
Uptown Farmers and Vendors
Stony Hill Farm
You'll find amazing produce weekly from Stony Hill Farm - fruit fruit abounds, including
cantaloupe, peaches (yellow & white), blueberries, watermelon, nectarines, and summer apples as well.
Vegetables and herbs include zucchini, cucumbers, greenhouse tomatoes, kale, lettuce, carrots, collards, potatoes, cabbage, beets,scallions, South Jersey Sweet Corn,
radishes, beans, garlic, 8 ball squash, peppers, 5 types of eggplant, herbs, parsley, basil, and dill.
Looking for a new way to spin your workday sandwich? Serve your favorite cold cuts on Gina's golden, baked focaccia.
Gina's Bakery has a delicious selection to choose from including rosemary, tomato, zucchini and caponata - a scrumptious
mixture of eggplant, onions, and capers.
Country Stand Farms
Fresh corn, and potatoes, Country Stand Farms will have it! Pick a pepper this week- they'll have a wide selection including jalapeno, cherry poppers, poblano, purple, and
green bell peppers.
Hoboken Farms has a delicious selection of naturally prepared foods, including their famous tomato sauce "Big Red" and delectable mozzarella. Their freshly baked ciabatta or Kalamata Olive sticks which
make the perfect match for sauce and fresh moz. Looking for a fast meal idea? Try their incredible "ready-to-cook" crab cakes, lemon pepper sole filets, or tortilla-crusted tilapia.
Dr. Pickle offers a wide range of savory pickles - including pickled green tomatoes, mushrooms,
and a refreshing "fresh" pickle - perfect for garnishing cocktails, adding to veggie platters, or serving
along side your favorite sandwich.
Herbertsville Honey Company
Herbertsville Honey Company is the bee's knees when it comes to local honey. A family-owned business, they provide local New Jersey
raw honey and hand-crafted hive-related products. Honey is a wonderful way to stave off seasonal allergies while naturally sweetening
your baked goods, smoothies, sauces and dressing.
Eggplant! Did You Know?
Garlic Scape Pancakes (by Skinny Chef Jennifer Iserloh)
Eggplant, a member of the nightshade family, is in peak season right now. It hails from Indian and Asian and was brought over to Europe during the Middle ages,
but didn't find it's way to England until the 1600's. Eggplants comes in many shapes, sizes and colors from white to yellow or green, as well as reddish-purple and dark purple
which is the most common in the US.
Not fond of eggplant's bitter juices? Simply slice it and arrange on papper towels. Lightly salt both sides with a sea salt and rest one hour to bring out the bitterness.
Dry with additional towels before cooking. Try this easy eggplant parmesan bake
or this delectable miso eggplant.
Downtown Farmers and Vendors
Catch the Downtown market every Tuesday from 3pm to 7:30, near the CVS
Jeff O'hara at Union Hill Farms
Union Hill Farms, located in Denville, NJ is owned and operated by Jeff O'Hara. Grown fresh on their
farm is an assortment of fruits, vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes, sugarsnap peas, beets, carrots and lettuce as well as flowers including sunflowers . In addition, they also also have fresh
mozzarella cheese, honey, maple syrup, dressings, jams, and marinades. In the fall, you can look forward to pumpkins, hay,
corn stalks and free hay rides when you visit the farm.
Downtown market newcomer Knead is fast becoming a fan favorite with their unique artisan breads and treats. A fresh baked selection of focaccia, hearty loves, and sweets like bacon chocolate chip cookies
and gluten-free brownies can be found at the market every Tuesday. Be sure to check her Facebook page
each week to see what the special Focaccia of the Day will be!
Melick's Town Farms
For nearly 300 years, the Melick family has provided our community with delicious, locally grown, farm fresh fruits and vegetables! We also sell plants, shrubs, jams and jellies,
baked goods, gifts, and even Christmas trees - all the products that people have come to rely on from the Melick family since about 1725. We are the largest fruit grower in Central and
Northern New Jersey, with over 650 acres of land. They have 120 acres of fruit trees, with over 5,000 peach trees and 20,000 apple trees!
John Krueger at Star Star Brite Farms
Starbrite Farm is a diversified, certified organic, vegetable farm. They are a USDA certified organic farm that grows virtually every type of produce that is possible in our climate- from arugula
to zucchini. Included in the planting list are many heirloom varieties such as the Rattlesnake pole bean, Costata Romanesco squash, heirloom melons, and many varieties of heirloom tomatoes. We also grow many unique varieties such as Japanese salad turnips,
white sweet potatoes, sugarsnap peas, multi-colored carrots as well as oakleaf and other types of lettuce you will never find in the supermarket as well as purslane and purple cauliflower.
John says you can expect ground cherries in next week, they look much like gooseberries and are a delicious topping for Greek yogurt.
Sample the delights of the Downtown Farmer's Market's vendors. You'll find gourmet nuts and dried fruits, Pickle Licious pickles and olives, as well as
Saucy Sara's Salsa.