Summer News from Homestead

Summer News from Homestead

Summer News from Homestead

Early Summer News

Lambertville is beginning to open up again—it’s wonderful seeing people enjoying all the open-air dining at restaurants. Here at Homestead, we’re still offering curbside pickup, but if you feel like having a Market Meal or one of our other lunch selections al fresco, feel free to enjoy your lunch outside our market at one of our picnic tables.

Grilled veggie quesadilla lunch

Homestead is proud to be one of the sponsors of Reborn’s car decorating contest in honor of Pride Month! (Reborn is a social initiative whose goal is to give depressed and suicidal teens and young adults in Hunterdon County the help they need.) The rules are simple—here they are, quoted from Reborn’s Facebook page:

Decorate your car in rainbow colors and deck it all out for pride, post it on Instagram and/or Facebook, and hashtag it #RebornPrideMonth! The contest will end July 10th. Top five winners will get prizes from our lovely sponsors. Happy decorating!

For the first time in years, Jersey corn won’t be in in time for Fourth of July. BUT…we will have southern corn available by Friday, July 3—just for the July 4th weekend—because we know fresh corn is a barbecue star for this holiday weekend! Here’s what happened with local corn—a late frost slowed the growth of Jersey corn and tomatoes, so we’re hoping they’ll be in by mid-July and that they’ll have a longer season. Jersey peaches have also been slowed down by the late frost, so they may be a bit delayed as well. We do have plenty of other summer fruits and veggies, including Jersey blueberries and strawberries. We’ll let you know on social media as soon as Jersey corn and tomatoes are in.

We’ll be open normal hours on July 4th—9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We’re fully stocked with wonderful meats for your barbecue weekend, including Wagyu beef, chicken, lamb, and veal cutlets and patties.

Don’t forget the BBQ Buddha sauce! 

Meet The Farmer

Our local farmers have been working hard to continue supplying us with the farm-fresh produce, dairy and meats you love and depend on. We’d like to introduce you to Bobby of Pittstown Poultry in Cherryville, NJ, whose eggs are regular and welcome features on our shelves.

Pittstown Poultry logo

Pittstown Poultry grew from a love of chickens, and when Bobby and his fiancée shared some of their eggs with friends and family, the word quickly spread and demand for their fresh eggs grew. Before they knew it, their chicken farm grew from 100 birds to 2,000, and a new business was born.

These chickens are pasture-raised and lovingly fed with a special blend of homemade non-GMO feed (all of the ingredients are certified non-GMO), and Bobby makes fresh batches of feed every week. The eggs are brought to market while they’re still very fresh – only 3-4 days old – and they’re packaged in eco-friendly reusable, recycled cartons. You can bring the carton back to Homestead, and Bobby will pick them up and clean them, then reuse them.

You can immediately recognize Pittstown Poultry eggs by the square shape of their cartons – customers are always commenting on how easily the square carton fits in their fridge!

Pittstown Poultry square box

Exciting New Products On Our Shelves!

We think you’ll love Fork’d Pierogies, one of the new additions to our Homestead family! These homemade, handmade, all natural pierogies are made by owner and executive chef Abbey Gordon right in Hellertown, PA. Having grown up on a midwestern farm, Abbey knows what good homestyle cooking is all about. In our freezer section, you’ll find these Fork’d pierogies: cheddar, spinach artichoke jalapeno, and sauerkraut. You can find out more about Fork’d on their website or Facebook page.

Naked Botanical teas

Add some natural goodness to your kitchen with The Naked Botanical’s herbal teas and salt blends! We have a variety of their herbal teas, which have no added artificial or natural flavorings – just honestly naked herbs. And their farm has recently been certified as organic! We’re also carrying their two salt blends, which are so flavorful that just a little goes a long way. It only takes a sprinkle to add a new dimension to your soups, stews, meats, salads, sauces…whatever your tastes crave.

Have you tried Baked in Brooklyn Sesame Sticks? They’re low in calories but high in flavor and have great ingredients. And yes, they really are based in Brooklyn, where their bakery runs 365 days a year. They’re a true neighborhood bakery with a lot of community spirit – we’re happy to carry their sesame sticks!

Fresh produce every day. Locally grown produce in season. Homemade lunches and dinners to go. Fresh-baked award-winning pies.

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Try Something New!

Try Something New!

Try Something New!

First Things First…

Before we get rolling with the latest Homestead news, we’d like to again thank our wonderful Lambertville community for their continued support of our small business. We’re doing our best to keep our shelves stocked with all the fresh produce, dairy, meats, and pantry items you need. As restrictions are slowly lifted and more businesses start to open, we hope everyone will patronize our local businesses as much as possible to help them get back on their feet and continue to be staples of our town.

We’d also like to remind everyone that our shorter store hours for this season are 9-5, seven days a week.

Introducing…

…three more new products in our market this season: Frutero ice cream, Jersey Italian Gravy, and Better Than Milk!

Just in time for summer’s heat, we’ve got a refreshing new ice cream—Frutero, made from 100% real fruit. Choose your favorite flavor or try something new from the variety in our market: mango, passion fruit, coconut, guava and guanabana.

Jersey Italian Gravy is an authentic Italian gravy with a great story behind it, which you can read on their website. The old family recipe comes straight from an Italian restaurant in North Jersey and is made with only fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes, no puree or concentrates. The gravy is slow-simmered, perfectly balanced and all natural, with no artificial preservatives – your family will think you cooked all day!

There’s never been a better time for shelf-stable “alt-milks” – dairy alternatives made by Better Than Milk. These plant-based almond, oat, rice and hazelnut rice milks are creamy, organic and responsibly packaged in an environmentally conscious facility. So even if you’re not vegan, you’ll still enjoy this new milk alternative we now carry!

One of the new products we’re carrying this season, Louis Organics’ brand Almazara de Alcaraz extra virgin olive oil, won the Gold Award at 2020 NYIOOC out of over 870 extra virgin olive oils! If you haven’t tried it yet, we think you’ll love it as much as we do.

Recently asked questions

Do pies need to be ordered in advance? No, we always have pies – boxed and ready to go – but if you’d like a particular type of pie, it’s best to call us early in the day so we can put one aside for you.

Do you have flowers? Yes! We have bedding plant flowers and we usually have cut flower bouquets on weekends.

Do you still offer contact-free curbside pickup? Yes, just call in your order, pay over the phone with your credit card, and we’ll tell you when your order will be ready. When you arrive at the market, give us a call and we’ll bring your order right to your car and put it in the trunk. Completely contact-free!

Tip: If you have a question about whether we have a particular fruit, veggie or plant in stock, it’s best to call the store during business hours (9-5) because supplies can change quickly depending upon customer demand and supplier deliveries.

Fresh produce every day. Locally grown produce in season. Homemade lunches and dinners to go. Fresh-baked award-winning pies.

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