Winter Farm Market at D&R Greenway, Sat. 2/14 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Local treasures, organic excellence, awaits at the Indoor Winter Farm Markets, sponsored by Slow Food Central Jersey and the managers of the spectacularly successful West Windsor Farm Market, open on Vaughn Drive in the growing season.
NJWILDBEAUTY readers know I work for D&R Greenway Land Trust. No, we don’t grow food, nor even grapes for wine. But we have been saving land in New Jersey for 26 years, and farm land increasingly requires our attention and preservation.
One of the joys of my life, as my Packet NJWILD readers and my NJWILDBEAUTY readers know, is farm food, especially when purchased at some rustic site from the people who planted, nourished, tended, harvested, and brought to market these treasures.
It’s hard for a poet and/or a journalist to admit that a picture is worth 10,000 words. But it’s true, darn it.
So let these images, from the January Indoor Winter Farm Market at D&R Greenway Land Trust, where I work most days, at One Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road, in Princeton (08540), convince you to attend the one on Valentine’s Day, February 14, from 10 to 2. The cognoscenti know to arrive close to ten. Music peals through our 1900 barn, and wondrous information is ours, as shoppers, from the farmer/proprietors/preparers! You may call us at 609 924 4646 for information beforehand, but the Staff will not be at their desks on Saturday. You’ll find a number of us, with our sustainable bags, moving from vendor to vendor, choosing the best of the best of the Garden State.
This is only a sampling, taken at random, with delight, for the January Farm Market. Did you think foods this alive were available in the heart of winter? February 14 is Saturday – no better gift for a Valentine than live healthy local foods. March 1, Slow Food Central Jersey and West Windsor Farm Market folks will bring you these splendors at Tre Piani, Forrestal Village — owned and chefed by Jim Weaver, founder of Slow Food Central Jersey. March 14 will bring these treasures back to D&R Greenway.
When we save land, as we’ve been doing since 1989, one of our major purpose is to make healthy lifestyles more available and more appealing.
Come to our restored barn, where animals and vegetables fed the family of “The General”, Robert Wood Johnson, while they lived at Morven. See the magnificent art on our walls, and buy masterpieces for you home. A percentage of the purchase price supports our preservation and stewardship. Sign up for our programs on nature, on science, on native plants, on the Raritan River — weave yourself into the health, beauty and sustainability of our region!
And feast, for weeks afterwards, on foods for which city dwellers would ‘give their eye teeth’! Bobolink Dairy, Cherry Grove Farm, Terhune Orchards, are only a few of the vendors who fill all the art galleries of our barn for these country events.
Besides, It’s Fun!