News About Homestead

News About Homestead

News About Homestead

Homestead News

To everyone in our wonderful community: Ed and I have some bittersweet news to share with you. After a LOT of consideration for many months, we have decided it’s time to enter the next phase of our lives and retire. This was an extremely difficult decision for us, but we feel the time is right, and we wanted to let our community family know.

Homestead will continue the same as always through the end of the 2020 season, and it is our hope that someone will continue our dream of Homestead! Perhaps someone will seize the opportunity to continue Homestead as a year-round business.  

We are so grateful to our customers for your continued support and also to our employees, without whom we couldn’t do what we do.

Now on to our other updates.

Flavors of Fall

The crisp air of fall is arriving, which means that pumpkins, gourds, mums, Jersey Fresh apples, pumpkin pie, apple cider and a fall favorite—apple cider donuts—and more are all now waiting for you in our farm market!

We’re also busy making our pumpkin-cranberry bars and our pumpkin bread, both of which will be available through December. We’ll have apple cider donuts through October, and we’re currently working on our 2020 holiday menu, which will be out shortly.

Your Generosity

We’re happy to report that the donations we’ve collected so far this year for Farmers Against Hunger has amounted to $533! Thank you for your continued generosity in helping FAH to reduce food insecurity and food waste.

~ Our current employee-selected charity is Covenant House and was selected by Pedro. ~

New Products In Our Market

We’re now carrying a variety of Rice Select products, from Texmati (the first aromatic rice successfully grown in the US!) to tri-color couscous to their newest product, tri-color quinoa. Quinoa is gluten-free and loaded with minerals as well as all nine amino acids, so while you’re adding a tasty ingredient to your meals, you’re also adding a healthy one!

Low in calories but high in protein, Kitchen Basics Bone Broth is a super healthy and super tasty way to strengthen your immune system just in time for cold and flu season. Great for sipping, as the basis for more complex soups, or as an ingredient in your recipes.

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

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Homestead’s Opening Day: April 3, 2020

Homestead’s Opening Day: April 3, 2020

Homestead’s Opening Day: April 3, 2020

We’re Opening Ahead of Schedule – Friday, April 3!

A lot of people have contacted us asking if we’ll be opening before our scheduled date of April 10. We listened. We care deeply about making sure our community has enough food throughout this challenging time, so we’ll be opening our doors on Friday, April 3 at 9:00 a.m. and closing daily at 5:00 p.m. for the time being.

Here’s what we’re doing to keep you safe.

    • We deep cleaned and disinfected the entire store before stocking began, as we do every year.
    • We’ll be sanitizing surfaces throughout the day every day.
    • Hand sanitizer and tissues will be located just inside the front door.
    • We’ve staggered our employees’ hours.
    • All employees, including kitchen staff, will wear safety gloves.
    • Only a small number of customers will be in the store at the same time.
    • All breads, pies, pastries, etc. will be bagged, boxed, or wrapped.
    • Large produce (like heads of lettuce) will be wrapped rather than exposed.
    • We’ll be stationing a dedicated employee by the smaller loose produce (like apples, onions, etc.) who will put your selections in a bag for you. This prevents produce from being handled by multiple shoppers.
    • Samplings will be suspended.
    • The doors will remain open for constant fresh air circulation (as weather permits).
    • No self-serve.

If you prefer not to come into the store, you can also call in your order in advance for curbside pickup (609-397-8285) seven days a week.

Our community is part of our family, so we’re putting extra measures in place to keep our customers safe. We’ve added a special page to our website where you can see what steps we’re taking along with special local information and websites, plus reminders about safe practices during this challenging time.

As always, like and follow our Facebook page for daily updates.

A silver lining to self-isolation is that there’s a lot more time to dedicate to preparing your garden! If you’d like mulch delivered to your home, we encourage you to call in your order prior to our opening on April 3.

What You’ll Find On Our Shelves

We’ll do our best to keep our shelves stocked with all the items you need and have come to enjoy. As of now, we expect to open with a good supply of produce as well as pantry, refrigerated, and frozen items. Local meats and cheeses, fresh baked breads, Greg’s wonderful homemade pastries – and yes, the pies you’ve all been craving! – will be here as well. We’ll have a limited menu of prepared foods for takeout – check our daily menu page for daily updates.

Don’t forget to bring your reusable shopping bags – Lambertville’s Ditching Disposables initiative is in effect!

Stay informed!

Sign up for notifications from the City of Lambertville, including local activities, government services, and essential information should emergencies occur: https://www.lambertvillenj.org/residents/swift-911-notification-system

Local coronavirus updates: https://www.lambertvillenj.org/covid

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

© 2020 Homestead Farm Market

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