2016 Blairstown Farmers’ Market Vendors
Apple Ridge Farm and The Stone Oven Bakery is located in Saylorsburg, PA. We are a certified naturally grown produce farm that raises pastured chickens, a poultry farm that raises pastured pigs, a pig farm that makes artisan breads, a bakery that grows hydroponic lettuce . . . a sustainable family farm.
Apple Ridge is owned by Brian and Lisa Bruno and is made up of a group of hard-working people who are dedicated to producing the best food possible in the most sustainable way possible. Their motto is “sustainability through diversity” and their goal is to become the world’s most productive 7-acre chemical-free farm by mimicking the diverse sustainable systems found in nature. To see how they’re doing with that goal, you are welcome to come for a visit and find out for yourself.
Arena Farm: Seasonal Produce – Sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes (including heirloom), cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, beets, spinach, lettuce, squash, zucchini, onions, kale, pumpkins, acorn/butternut squash, pie pumpkins, potatoes, string beans, beans and peas. Hay and Straw also available. Uses Integrated Pest Management.
Bang Cookies: Baked Organic & Natural Cookies are hand-rolled and made in small batches. They only use organic and local flour, organic and local eggs, butter from grass-fed cows and organic cane sugar.
Bay Berry Bliss: Handmade soap is made the “old fashioned” cold process way using natural, plant-based ingredients that are great for your skin.
Best Fruit Farm: Apples, Peaches, Vegetables and seasonal plants.
The Best family has been raising quality fruits and vegetables in Hackettstown since 1945. Located in the scenic northwest corner of New Jersey, the farm sits on 48 acres adjacent to their retail farm stand on a hill known as Buck Hill. From the top of the hill you can see the majestic Delaware Water Gap to the west and the historic Musconetcong Valley to the east. It is from this valley that the Best family has roots that include a family history of farming. The fifth generation on the farm is actually the 13th generation in this country.
Element’s Truffles: We believe life is beautiful and joy is in simple indulgences. We make fine chocolates that are kind to body, mind, taste buds and environment. All this while positively impacting communities that we live in.
Inspired by the ancient life science of Ayurveda, our chocolates are artisanal desserts, free from any preservatives, emulsifiers or refined sugar and is sweetened just with locally sourced honey.
Hand-crafted in micro batches, our chocolate is raw, organic, free from dairy, free from GMOs or any artificial flavors and are infused with Ayurvedic super foods.
Seasonally flavored lemonade, iced tea and iced coffee. Lemonade stand will be every week.
Damn Good Chicken is just what the name says. From the chickens we use, to the care we take in preparing them, to the joy we take in serving them to you, our goal is to make your whole experience with us a Damn Good one.
We prepare our chicken in the style of Cornell Chicken BBQ. This method, developed at Cornell University in the 1950s, involves marinating our chickens in a mix of vinegar, chicken fat, fresh herbs and our secret spice blend. After 24 hours in the marinade, we grill our chickens over natural hardwood charcoal, continuously basting the chickens with the marinade to develop an irresistibly moist & smokey chicken with extra crispy skin.
Godlewsky Farms & Greenhouses: Godlewsky Farms and Greenhouses is a grower’s paradise! They are producers and growers of horticultural products, agricultural products and sod on a 150+ acre lot.
At the Blairstown Farmers’ Market, Godlewsky Farms and Greenhouses has a bountiful supply of seasonal bedding plants, perennials, vegetable plants and flowering hanging baskets. They also specialize in a wide variety of seasonal produce.
Heaven’s Gate Llama Farm: Llama Fiber Art and Related Products (crafter)
Hope Cress Farms – Will be selling both hydroponic micro greens (small plants that market patrons can take home, put in their kitchen window, and clip as needed over the course of a week) and soil-grown micro greens, which are harvested right at the market.
Kaleidoscope Enrichment: See science education in a whole new way!
Kaleidoscope Enrichment’s mission is simple: to make science, engineering, and math education exciting through innovative programs and fun, hands-on activities.
We want all learners to feel inspired and be creative. We teach kids to understand science deeply and intuitively. Our students learn by building, touching, playing, and making. At Kaleidoscope, we guide our students through their explorations — supporting them in failure and success — and making sure each one knows they have within them the power to change their world.
Kimball’s Farm & U-Pick – Our vegetables and fruit are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or herbicides. We plant a diverse mix of flowers and vegetables including blends that attract beneficial insects, and add beneficial insects when needed. We do not use plastic in our garden to keep down weeds instead; we use the combination of organic mulches and old-fashioned weeding to control them.
LL Pittenger Farm: Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken and Turkey – Pastured, naturally raised, locally produced. Hormones, antibiotics or steroids are never fed to their animals.
All of the meats are minimally processed, available in individual cuts, USDA-inspected, vacuum-packed and frozen for direct retail sales. Bulk purchases are also available.
LL Pittenger Farm is in production year-round and there is a constant, fresh supply of meat available. Customers can shop at the farm store which is open most days. Please call ahead to check our schedule. 917-992-6113 (c).
Lucca Pizza – Brings his oven to the market! Our oven heats to approximately 900 degrees Fahrenheit in less than an hour. Located in beautiful northern New Jersey farm lands, we source all of our produce fresh from our local farmers. Our menu highlights the seasonal harvest, and we are committed to bringing the most amazing farm-to-table experience for you and your guests. We are available in the tri-state area for both large and small events.
Mo’Pweeze Bakery we are very familiar with catering to family members and friends with food allergies. We know how hard it can be to find delicious treats when life-threatening allergies are present and it is our mission here at Mo’Pweeze to take the worries from parents, caregivers and allergy sufferers who are looking for safe, delicious cupcakes. We use the finest, freshest ingredients, free from all common allergies and you can trust that our menu is filled with safe, scrumptious treats.
Nicola’s Pasta Fresca creates fresh pasta reminiscent of those made in Italy. Each Sunday as a young boy, Nicola would make fresh pasta, homemade breads and pizza from scratch with his grandmother. She taught him traditional Italian cooking methods as were passed down to her before.
His love of cooking continued to grow from there. He attended the Italian Culinary Academy in Parma Italy, where he received a Grand Diploma Degree. While in Italy Chef Nicola worked side by side with the finest Italian Chefs. There he learned different techniques of making fresh pasta. He has brought those traditions and what he has learned to create Nicola’s Pasta Fresca.
Available at LL Pittenger’s Stand
Pickle Licious – Robyn Samra, “The Pickle Lady,” has been in the pickle business for over 22 years in New York and New Jersey. After closing her store in Teaneck in 2010 to focus solely on farmers’ markets, she realized that the retail store was her passion and part of the Pickle Licious puzzle.
So, along with husband Ray Calvo – her new partner in business and life — and her two daughters, they opened their newest home of Pickle Licious at 384 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ, 07666. Robyn has found the love of her life and looks forward to continuing her pickle adventures with her husband by her side.
The new location will continue with all the flair of the past: the old Lower East Side feeling, warm and friendly staff, and, of course, FREE SAMPLES ALL THE TIME!
Rimi Studios – Our intentions here at Rimi Studios is to create beautiful high quality works of art with a unique flair at an affordable price. Each piece one of a kind is made to enhance any space.
We have been designing with clay for over 25 years using various methods of hand building as well as the wheel to complete our pots. We use high fire stoneware clay because of its durability for functional use and the warmth it produces in the firing. Our custom glazes are stunning with hues of calming earth tones. Our pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Silver Birch Kitchens – Jessica Geanoules has worked in the culinary business for over 15 years in many capacities, from hostess to manager, caterer to chef. Her passion is simply good food, done right.
Silver Birch produces a weekly dinner service as well as providing catering for all your special moments. This season, they can be found at several farmers’ markets and fairs, with fresh-made jams, sweet breads, soups, dips and other fun culinary creations.
Springhouse Creamery – Jersey and Guernsey cow farm sells a fresh Farmstead Cheese in many different varieties.
Available at LL Pittenger’s Stand
Sugh’s Southern Sweets: Traditional Southern theme home-made baked goods such as Sweet Potato Cornbread, Biscuits, Southern Butter Pound Cake, Coconut Cake, Hummingbird Cake and Red Velvet. We offer great-tasting quality treats–not store-bought taste–and accept custom orders. Visit our website to learn how to place an on-line order to pick up at the Farmer’s market or arrange delivery.
Top of the Mountain Honey Bee Farm Our bees are busy gathering pollen all spring and summer from the extensive wildflower fields found throughout scenic Highland Lakes, NJ, and transforming it into “liquid gold.”
In early summer, we begin the time-honored art of “harvesting” the honey. It is removed from the honeycombs, strained to remove small pieces of sediment and wax, bottled and labeled.
Referred to as “nectar of the gods” since ancient times, pure honey has been used to treat a wide variety of illnesses as well as heal wounds and enhance beauty.
Valley Fall Farm – Roman Osadca and his wife Debra own a small family farm outside of Johnsonburg in northwestern NJ. Roman’s specialty is gourmet heirloom garlic, shallots, and beekeeping. He nurtures an international collection of 270 varieties of hardneck and softneck garlic and has been the NJ State Fair garlic champion for many years. He maintains about 40 beehives and collects local raw honey and wildflower pollen. His farm is located at 10 Old Stage Road, Newton, NJ 07860, and he can be contacted at (908) 852-7362 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to our market sponsors!
326 High Street
Hope, NJ 07844