Brick Farm Market — The Food You Want From the Farmer You Know

Brick Farm Market

The demand for healthy, local products has always driven our desire to become farmers. Like most people who care about healthy food, we want to know about everything that goes into creating what we serve to our family and friends. After a lot of research we decided that if you want something done right – do it yourself! We started Double Brook Farm in earnest in 2006. Our passion for a local, sustainable, and humane operation has guided our approach to the Farm from day 1.

Now, where to sell all this high-quality, fresh, local food?
We created Brick Farm Market to be the dedicated outlet for the Farm: a full-service market located within a stone’s throw of the source: Double Brook Farm.  The market enables us to interact with our customers and share with them how the food they are buying is grown, raised or made.

Now, with the Brick Farm Market, Double Brook Farm and our restaurant, the Brick Farm Tavern, we have a local, sustainable operation that takes food from farm to market to table and then back to the farm in the form of compost or animal feed; three entities that rely on each other to create a full-circle model of responsible food creation and consumption.
What you’ll find at the Market reflects a culmination of informed choices and best practices. From selecting the seeds we grow, to humane animal treatment, to limiting our fossil fuel needs with clean energy, to preparing recipes with choice ingredients, to

pigsWe hope you enjoy what we harvest off the land here in Hopewell, as well as the products we’ve found from other like-minded vendors who join us in bringing you delicious, healthy food. Have fun exploring the Market and let us know what you think! Educating the customer on cooking ‘snout to tail’ – we are taking some of the guesswork out of nutritious, local, sustainable shopping.

Jon and Robin McConaughy

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Farm-to-Table – Spring Fling and Farm-to-Table Dinner

Farm-to-Table Dinner Fundraiser for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense FundMark Friday evening May 17th on your calendar for our first ever Farm-to-Table Dinner event to benefit the FTCLDF. We have an excellent menu filled with local, sustainably raised foods from area farmers and producers. After dinner prepare to be informed and motivated by our guest, popular author and speaker David Gumpert, as he discusses issues relevant to his latest book, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights”. We also plan to watch the film, “American Meat” featuring our friend, Joel Salatin as the evening lingers on…The George & Maureen Diaz Family will be hosting this event at their home near Gettysburg & Chambersburg, Pa. We plan on being outdoors in the farmstead pavilion for the evening, so bring along a sweater or a blanket should the evening get chilly. Suggested donation for the evening is $50-$75 for adults, $20 for children, with all proceeds going to “The Fund”. Checks or money orders can be mailed to Maureen Diaz, 421 Buchanan Valley Rd. Orrtanna Pa. 17353. Online reservation here!Note: for information about area hotels & B & Bs, please request info via the “contact” form. Camping on -site is also available for those who wish to stay in the area for Saturdays event.

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NOFA-NJ’s Summer Solstice Celebration

 

Summer Solstice Celebration
Details:
When:  Friday, June 21, 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:  Duke Farms
1112 Duke Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ
Cost:    FREE

Questions:  908-371-1111

NOFA-NJ will be holding a Summer Solstice Celebration on Friday, June 21st, at the Incubator Barn at Duke Farms! Don’t miss an evening of celebration as we bring in the summer with a barn contra dance! Never been line dancing? No problem! Our callers will be there to help everyone from beginners to expert dancers get into the rhythm and have a great time!

Incubator Farm Tour: 4:30 to 5:30
Bring Your Own Picnic Dinner (Carry-In, Carry-Out): 5:30 – 6:30
Barn Dance: 6:30 – 8:30
Bring your dancing shoes and join us for the fun!

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To Make A Farm – Movie

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Named one of the ten most popular Canadian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival, To Make A Farm asks: what might the future of local food and farming look like? This beautifully photographed documentary explores the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers. VIFF calls To Make A Farm “exceptionally hopeful, giving us a close-range view of humanity along with a detailed portrayal of the nuts and bolts of agriculture.”

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East Brunswick June Farmers Market / Fine Arts Festival

East Brunswick Farmers Market – 8 JUNE, 2013, 10am-4pm

The market will be part of the  11th Annual East Brunswick Fine Arts Festival

Saturday, June 8 (raindate June 9) at the Municipal Pond from 10:00am – 4:00 pm.
Live music – students of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division

Local Food Vendors Contact Theresa at Therlam@yahoo.com

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Rutgers Gardens: Farm Market Opening Day – Friday, May 3.

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Location:
Rutgers Gardens
112 Ryder’s Lane
New Brunswick, NJ
Come out and celebrate the begining
of the 2013 market season on
Opening Day – Friday, May 3.
Meet our new vendors and shop with your favorites who have been here year after year!
Special Opeining Day activities include-
Live Music performance by “Bill and Casey”

Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center will be here to show off their birds.

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Princeton Farmers Market – LocalHarvest

May 16th is the opening date of our weekly markets that will run through November 21st. From 11am to 4pm–come enjoy the wonderful fresh food offerings, a delicious lunch under our umbrellas, and the live music from 12:30 to 2:30 in Hinds Plaza next to the Princeton Public library.

More information at www.princetonfarmersmarket.com

Organized by: Princeton Farmers Market
Web site: www.princetonfarmersmarket.com
Address: 55 Witherspoon Street-Hinds Plaza
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-356-0558

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Kite Day at Terhune Orchards

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Kite Day is a perfect time to explore the farm during our FREE spring festival – Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Spring on the farm is one of the most beautiful and exciting seasons. All is ready for the bountiful growing season. Bring your own kite or choose a ready-made kite from the wide selection in the store. Or better yet, make a “guaranteed to fly” kite. Whichever you choose, test fly your kite in our wide-open 10-acre pasture with all the farm animals looking on.

The farm will ring with country music and entertainment all weekend. Weekend music is TBD (music is from 12-4 pm each day).The whole family can tour the orchards and fields while riding in a tractor-drawn farm wagon. The sheep will be shorn on Sunday and the children can take home a piece of real fleece. There will be special activities and games for children in the barnyard.

For all those hungry kite fliers, we’ll have lots of good country food. The whole family will enjoy Terhune Orchards’ famous apples, cider, donuts, pies, country chili, hot dogs, barbecued chicken, our own fresh, grilled asparagus, salads, soup and all kinds of cookies and goodies.

Parking at the farm. No admission charge.

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Elijah’s Promise, A Better World Cafe and Slow Food Central New Jersey Local Food Pot Luck Event

Free Event

Date: May 3, 2013

Elijah’s Promise, A Better World Cafe and Slow Food Central New Jersey would like to invite you for an evening of good food and good talk about strengthening our Central Jersey food community.  Come and meet local farmers, restaurateurs, chefs, entrepreneurs, gardeners and other food enthusiasts. All you need to do is to bring a dish to share, featuring your favorite local foods. Get ready to share ideas, make new friends, have fun and change the way we eat.

Bring a dish to share (preferably local). Donations will be appreciated.  Meeting at Promise Culinary School, 211 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick.

Click here to Register Now!

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