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Essex Horse Trials The Essex Horse Trials, an iconic pre-Olympic-qualifying three-day event held at the United States Equestrian Team (USET) headquarters until 1998, was conceived in the 1960s as a competition for young riders. Until that time, good courses and well-built fences rarely filtered down to the lower competitive levels of the sport. In 1968, thanks to the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Haller – and behind the driving force of their son Roger – “Hoopstick Farm” in Bedminster, NJ, became the first home of the Essex Horse Trials. The first event was held in the fall of that year and two levels of competition were offered, Training and Preliminary, in a one-day horse trials format. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s the event continued to grow, attracting both American and international competitors, expanding to a three-day format and eventually moving to the USET headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. The Essex Horse Trials became a major international event with the best-of-the-best competing for U.S. Team positions at both the Olympic Games and World Championships. After a 19-year hiatus (the original event ended in 1998, its 30th anniversary year), the Essex Horse Trials returned to the Eventing calendar in June of
Negri-Nepote Grasslands We’ll search for nesting grassland birds including Grasshopper Sparrow at this hidden gem. Led by Christopher Daly and Patrick Belardo. We’ll search for nesting grassland birds including Grasshopper Sparrow at this hidden gem. This restored grassland hosts a good variety of breeding species including American Kestrel, Black-billed Cuckoo, Grasshopper Sparrow, Orchard Oriole, and Blue Grosbeak. Be prepared for three hours of walking over flat terrain. We’ll also spend a little time looking at butterflies and dragonflies. There are no restrooms on site. Led by Christopher Daly and Patrick Belardo.
U-Pick Strawberry Weekends Picking depends on weather and crop availability, so please check our phone message for any updates before you visit. We currently do not take credit cards, an ATM will be on premises. Field fee is $5.00 per person plus cost of berries. Field fee for children under 2, free. No outside food or drink, No smoking on the premises, No pets allowed. A wagon ride is required to get back to the strawberry field -Please check in at the little farm shed to the right of the parking area for wagon instructions. Pre picked strawberries will be available at our outdoor market. Activity area and Jumbo Jumper will be open for the kiddos, you can purchase tickets at the little farm shed where you received your wagon ride tickets. Hours are Weekends 9AM to 4PM last car in at 3:00 For your safety Please always watch your footing on the property, there are rocks, sticks, holes, and uneven ground. We have everything you need for picking, no need to bring baskets. All picking depends on weather & crop availability, please check our Facebook page or call before you visit for any updates. No large bags allowed in
We've gathered the best-of-the-best Farms & Artisans from the Raritan Watershed Region every Sunday from 10am - 1pm at Duke Farms. Stop by for all your grocery shopping needs & much more as our vendors will be fully stocked and ready! Alstede Farms- farm fresh veggies & fruits + baked goods America's Kettle Corn - fresh popped kettle corn Bon Nut Butters & Sweets - stone ground nut butters & more Bountiful Gardens - fresh flower bouquets & all things plants! CALDO Sauce / Hot Sauce 4 Good- local hot sauce & steak sauce Gorgeous Goat Creamery & Soap - goat milk, goat cheese, soap, lotion & pottery Haring Family Farm - eggs, pasture raised pork & grassfed beef The Healthy Hummus Broad - sweet/savory hummus & more Hoboken Farms - fresh bread, pastries & prepared meals Jams By Kim - artisan made jams *Japanese Weekend-cold processed soaps *JD Gourmet- olive oils, balsalmics The Kombucha Bar LLC- kombucha on tap Krakus Polish Delicatessen - kielbasa, pierogies & more Maha Premium Granola- all things granola Martenette Farms - farm fresh veggies, flowers & more Mediterranean Goods - argon oils, spices & cutting boards Neshanic Station Apiaries - all things honey &
Head to Downtown Bernardsville as historic cars line the streets for you to check out!
South Bound Brook Food Truck & Music Festival @ Memorial Park! 11am-7pm ARE YOU READY FOR FOOD TRUCK SEASON?!!! Food! Beer! Music! Fun! It’s a fun filled family day & it supports a great cause! 15+ Gourmet Food Trucks, Live Music, beer, margarita & sangria garden, vendors, kids activities, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, sand art, inflatables, bungee trampoline, mini golf. knockerball, 50/50 & it's a Benefit for The South Bound Brook Fire Company! Bring your friends, family, appetites, chairs & blankets. ***We are asking all attendees to bring a non-perishable canned or boxed item to help support the food pantry. Please help those less fortunate. Beer & Sangria Garden: • Lone Eagle Brewing - Flemington Fog, Station Haus Lager, Summer Honey, Sour • Señor Sangria - Red & White • Margaritas/Daiquiris - regular & strawberry • Strawberry Vodka Lemonade Live Music: 11am - Jay & Amy 1:30 - The Counterfeiters 4pm - Country Comfort Current list of trucks: • Angry Archies • Angry Chourico • Arctic Dog • Chick Wings & Things • Cold Stone Creamery • El Lechon De Negron • Empanada Guy • G'Day Gourmet • The Hen & The Hog • Hold My Knots •