Wine with Lunch event this Thursday 8/2 and Friday 8/3.
Villa Milagro Vineyards will be at the farm for you to experience some of their fine wines. A representative will be located in the CSA building for you to taste or purchase wines and answer any questions.
Villa Milagro, located north of us in Finesville, NJ, uses organic and sustainable practices in its vineyard to grow ten varieties of grapes. They are hand harvested, fermented in French sur lie method, then blended to make traditional European style wines.
Learn more about the vineyard at: www.VillaMilagroVineyards.com
The winning name for our Name The Chick contest is TOWNIE, submitted by Lori Riley. Visit our facebook page for additional information.
We have eggs again.
Learn about tomatoes, tips, information and recipes.
Remember, when you patronage our farm, you’re supporting our community, field to table agriculture and helping to maintain NJ farms. After all, we are the garden state!
As you can see, the available selection of produce is increasing every week so we hope you are enjoying the value of fresh produce. Make certain you are preserving or sharing any extra produce you have at the end of the week.
As always, some of the CSA produce listed below will be offered at the farm market on a first come first serve basis. The market also has corn, eggs, frozen and prepared food, freshly baked bread, ice cream by the quart and much more.
CSA Harvest for 8-2 and 8-3:
Yellow Squash/ Zucchini
She’ll be providing items that will excite anyone’s palate.
Come out to enjoy the lunch and you may get your photo taken.
Featured Menu Items:
Roasted Vegetable Quesadilla – Roasted zucchini, red onions and mushrooms grilled in a flour tortilla with cheddar cheese
Grilled Margarita Pizza – With sliced tomatoes and fresh basil
Sausage Sandwich – Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Sausage, Topped with sautéed peppers and onions
Sides and drinks are available in the farm market.
If you are unable to visit is at the farm market to make your purchases you can stopover at one of the farmers markets Griggstown Quail Farm participates in. Here is a list of markets with day and times a Griggstown Quail Farm staff members is there.
West Windsor Farmers Market
Vaughn Drive parking lot of the Princeton Junction train station off of Alexander Road
May – October, Saturdays 9am – 1pm
Bernardsville Farmers Market
Rt. 202 & Clairmont Road Bernardsville
June 1 – November, Saturdays, 8:30am – 12pm
Burlington County Community Agriculture Center
500 Centerton Road, (intersection of Centerton & Hartfors Roads, Moorestown, NJ, June 14 – October, Saturdays, 8:30am – 1pm
Head House Farmer’s Market
Philadelphia, PA, 2nd Street between Pine and South Streets
May 4, Sundays, 10am – 2pm
Flemmington Farmers Market
Dvoor Farm Flemmington, NJ
June 8 – End of October, Sundays, 9am – 1pm
Morristown Farmers Market
Spring St. at Morris St, Parking lot #10 behind Morristown Diner & Post Office
Morristown, NJ 07960
June-October, Sundays, 8:30 am-2:00 pm
Montgomery Farmer’s Market
Village Shopper, Route 206, just north of junction with 518
Montgomery Township, NJ 08502
June-October, Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm
Denville Farmer’s Market
Bloomfield Ave. Parking Lot, June 17th-November 18th, Sunday 8:30am-1:00pm
Picking, Ripening and Storage of Tomatoes.
Courtesy of: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Picking and Ripening:
Tomatoes are often picked unripe (and thus colored green) and ripened in storage with ethylene. Unripe tomatoes are firm. As they ripen they soften until reaching the ripe state where they are red or orange in color and slightly soft to the touch. Ethylene is a hydrocarbon gas produced by many fruits that acts as the molecular cue to begin the ripening process.
At home, fully ripe tomatoes can be stored in the refrigerator, but are best kept at room temperature. Tomatoes stored cold will still be edible, but tend to lose flavor.
Tomatoes that are not yet ripe are optimally stored at room temperature uncovered, out of direct sunlight, until ripe. In this environment, they have a shelf life of three to four days. When ripe, they should be used in one to two days. Tomatoes should only be refrigerated when well ripened, but this will affect flavor.
The word “tomato” may refer to the plant (Solanum lycopersicum) or the edible, typically red, fruit that it bears. Originating in South America, the tomato was spread around the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas, and its many varieties are now widely grown, often in greenhouses in cooler climates.
Recipe and Photo Courtesy of: Foodnetwork, Jamie Oliver, www.foodnetwork.com/jamie-oliver/index.html
This is an incredible tomato salad but there are two things to remember if you want to wow your guests with something so simple. The first is that you should try to get a mixture of different, tasty, local (if possible) tomatoes in all different shapes, sizes and colors. Second, the flavor is brought out by salting the tomatoes, so don’t skip this bit. Some people get worried about putting this much salt on their food, but the bulk of it will drip off, leaving you with really beautiful, intensely flavored tomatoes.