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Hunterdon Farmers’ Market hosts health events

The Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market will host a health day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12.
The Farmers’ Market is located at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township.

Visitors will find several health and wellness professionals offering information and advice among local farmers selling organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, artisan bread, cheese, honey and more.

Visitors can learn all about the Hunterdon Medical Center's Dean Ornish Reversal of Heart Disease Program.

Ornish Program specialist Deborah Kline will offer blood pressure checks and smoothie samples, and have information available at the market about the program.

The Ornish team will also host two brief programs in the wagon house: one on Lifestyle Medicine and the Ornish program, and a short stress management session that may include a smoothie-making demonstration and a glimpse at a Love and Support session.

These programs are free; and you can learn more at hunterdonlandtrust.org. Sign up for these programs by contacting Judy Wilson at judy@hunterdonlandtrust.org or 908-237-4582.

Older adults or children of elderly parents can learn about how best to navigate the health-care system with Nightingale NJ Eldercare Navigators. Chris Kellogg, a licensed social worker and founding partner of Nightingale NJ Eldercare Navigators, will visit the market and answer questions on how older adults can maintain control over their lives throughout the aging process.

Health coach Karen Sammer will attend the market with loads of information and advice on health and nutrition. Sammer is a certified holistic health counselor and a certified nutrition consultant.

The market will also offer an acupuncture demonstration in the wagon house with Nicole Maniez of Jersey Community Acupuncture in Flemington.

The Farmers’ Market features about 20 local farmers and vendors offering organic produce, grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, yak, honey, artisan breads, cheese, milk, eggs, locally roasted coffee, native plants and more.

Visitors can enjoy a flatbread pizza made with ingredients provided by local farmers while listening to live music with acoustic guitarist Bill Ihling.

Farmers’ Market sponsors are Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, ShopRite of Hunterdon County and Peragrin LLC.

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