Thursday, May 21, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend - BBQ'ing Jersey Fresh Style

Live Music with Sun Dog
Master Gardeners – presenting “Starting Your Garden” at 10am
Here are some ideas for your Memorial Day BBQ weekend events featuring products available this Sat from our vendors:
  • Little Hooves Romneys for lamb sausage for grilling (sweet Italian, green onion, tomato basil). these lambs are locally grown and farm raised.
  • Griggstown Quail Farm for marinated Poussin (a personal favorite) for grilling, turkey burgers, and chicken sausage. Don't forget to pick up some of their famous pot pies for the day after the BBQ when you aren't in the mood to prepare a meal from scratch.
  • Spinella Farm for dandelion (sauté, steam, salad, straight up with garlic, rich in iron), mixed greens, and fresh asparagus.
  • Hunter Farm for hot house tomatoes...first of the season. Slice them up as a compliment to the burger or with some mozzarella and basil as an appetizer.
  • Durr Farm for their very own strawberries (strawberry shortcake is an easy dessert) and selection of fresh cut flowers (phlox, iris, & sweet name a few).
  • Cranberry Hall Farm and Perennial Patches for veggie and herb starts to get your garden going for the next party.
  • Longview Flowers for fresh cut flowers to spruce up your house for guests or as a gift for the host of the party.

Not to mention...

  • Darmo Farm for spring greens like arugula and swiss chard.
  • Davidson's Farm for mushrooms for portabella mushrooms (marinate and grill) along with crimini & shiitake. They will be giving free samples of their special Mushroom and Onion Brushetta recipe and offering specials throughout the day.
  • Busy Bee Farm for local honey that is great for marinades and dressings.
  • Barbie Lu's Salsa for apple verde with tomatillo salsa. Its spicy, tangy and tart...all in one bite. This is made with tomatillos and green apples, try with grilled shrimp, flank steak, enchiladas or with a big bowl of chips.
  • Marcelles for quiches, stuffed breads, danish, & croissants.
  • Artemis Farm for free range, chemical free eggs for your famous egg salad.
Cookiepallooza has great cookie packages. Puppy Love has treats for your fav 4-legged friends. With all the work you'll have to do to get the house ready...stock up on a local ag solution to your lower back pain from Victory Gardens Products.

If you don't feel like cooking...stop by Henri’s Hotts BBQ for beef brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, homemade salads and breakfast sandwiches in the morning. A Coffee House will have hot or cold coffee along with tea and muffins

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