Fresh Local Fall Produce Still Coming In!
The weather may be getting cooler, but local farms are still harvesting plenty of fresh veggies! We’ll continue to have lots of Jersey Fresh produce for you every day, right through Thanksgiving – including fresh Jersey cranberries for your Thanksgiving dinner, muffin recipes, or whatever else your heart desires. And we have many more fresh local selections including:
And of course, other USA produce that’s no longer being grown in NJ will still be available through December.
Homestead’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners!
As you saw in the last blog and newsletter, we brought back our pumpkin decorating contest this year. In early October, Debbie gave pumpkins, gourds and more to South Hunterdon Regional High School’s art teacher, Marissa Sozio, whose Tech Art Class and Advanced Art Class students used their talent and creativity to come up with fabulous entries in four different categories.
We displayed their marvelous creations in our farm market from October 15-30, and Homestead customers voted for their favorites. We’re proud to announce the winners of each category:
- Superhero: Superman, created by Allyson Siwy
- Scary: 3-D Face, created by Shakti Zhuraw
- Funny: Wrecking Ball, created by Amanda Brewi
- Day of the Dead: Coco, created by Laura Adams, Breanna Heisler, Julia Hess
Congratulations to the winners, who each received a Homestead gift certificate! And thank you to Marissa and all of her students who came up with so many wonderfully creative designs – every single one was excellent!
Holiday Dinner Menu and Order Form
The holidays are fast approaching, and Homestead is ready to help you with your holiday dinners! Whether you’re entertaining a large group, having a holiday party, or serving up an intimate dinner for just a few, you can pre-order your favorites, from a full dinner for six or more to a few side dishes or desserts.
Our menu includes a selection of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes to help fill out your menu for any dinner guests who have special dietary preferences. We’re also happy to accommodate your needs – if you want a dish that contains cheese (like our mixed greens salad with roasted beets, fruit and goat cheese) but you have some vegan guests coming, we can put the cheese on the side for you.
You can also pre-order gluten-free apple pies and/or pumpkin pies. While we always have a few pies in our farm market, it’s best to order in advance so you’re guaranteed to get what you want.
You can find our menu and order form here: http://bit.ly/HolidayMenu19
**Thanksgiving orders must be received by November 22.
**Christmas orders must be received by December 18.
Pumpkins, Gourds and Pumpkin Ice Cream
Pick up some pumpkins or gourds to give your décor or dinner table that special once-a-year autumn splendor! We also have sugar pumpkins for home chefs who enjoy cooking or baking from scratch.
Add a taste of fall to your meals with our Homestead Apple Salsa and homemade applesauce, Melick’s Apple Cider (sparkling or regular), and Arctic’s Pumpkin Ice Cream, perfect on its own or as a special à la mode treat. For a refreshing drink, you can make a pumpkin float by pouring cold coffee over a couple scoops of pumpkin ice cream…top with whipped cream and a little sprinkle of cinnamon or a drizzle of caramel and you’ve got a mouthwatering dessert.