August 2020 Edition
Welcome to the
Hunterdon 579 Trail
Hunterdon County is rich in agricultural tradition with much of that centered on the historic County Road 579 corridor. We hope you’ll explore the abundance and variety of food and drink along this beautiful and rolling county road…. again and again!

Enjoy your travels!
Seasonal Offerings along The Trail!
Jersey Corn and Tomato Season

Abundance of Corn and Tomatoes available at the farms.

Find the closest stand or market near you on the Trail Map

Raspberry Season

Pick Your Own:

Phillips Farm - Visit Site Here

Peach Season

Pick Your Own:

Phillips Farm - Visit Site Here

*An Off-the-Trail option
Melick's Town Farm (Califon) - Visit Site Here

Music on the Vine

Beneduce - Learn more here

Old York Cellars - Learn more here

Bobolink - Learn more here

Farm Tours

Mad Lavendar - Learn more here

Bobolink - Learn more here
Hunterdon’s 579 Trail Always Has
Something New To Offer!
There’s always something new on the 579 Trail website, so be sure to check the site year round!

New Features:

New drop down menu makes it easier to navigate!

News tab includes Press Releases, and Newsletters.
Newly Added Farms:

Our Current Featured Farm!
Sugar Maple Jerseys:
Sugar Maple Jerseys is small registered jersey herd in Stockton NJ. Selling our own all natural cheeses and pasture raised meats. We are primarily grass fed, pasture raised farm taking great pride in our animal care.
All of our dairy products are made from our high quality jersey milk. Our milk is always antibiotic and hormone free. Our cheese maker makes small batches of cheese for us by hand. All of the meats we sell in our store and at our markets is raised right here on our farm. We produce rose’ veal, pastured pork, dairy beef, and free range chicken.”

Along the Trail

"Ross on the Road"

Many might of spotted Ross stopping along the trail to grab some pictures, pet some cows and to taste the grapes! Here are a few of the sites Ross visited.

  • Mount Salem Vineyard
  • Sugar Maple Jerseys
  • Federal Twist Vineyard
  • Phillips Farm

News on the Trail
(Article from
Say hello to the cows and llamas of
Hunterdon County. Thanks to a new
initiative, the work of the farmers,
winemakers, and culinary artisans along and near scenic County Road 579.
The new marketing initiative, operating under the name Hunterdon 579 Trail, is funded by the county's Office of Economic Development, which is inviting county residents and others throughout the state and region-to rediscover what's in their own backyard. .... Read More Here!
Cape May County meets Hunterdon County in Cape May Rosé, this summer’s release from Ironbound Hard Cider. Local apples are expertly blended with beach plums and aronia berries sourced from Jalma Farms, a family-run farm for over 300 years, minutes from the shore in Ocean View. This rosé cider is incredibly refreshing and incredibly Jersey in its ingredients, but limited in its supply and only available at the Ironbound tasting room ... Read More Here!
New owners reset the business vision
(Article from
Stockton Market is growing. It was purchased by Steven Lau last year in July, and he is bringing seasoned management and plans for expansion to the operation. He also owns and operates the Salt House gastropub in New Hope.

Stockton Market is an indoor 10,000-square foot operation open year round. It’s full of vendors offering farm produce, gourmet food stands, the Market Cafe, and much more...Read More Here!

Cooking on the Trail!
Our farmers know just how to use their products to maximize your experience! Here’s some recipes taken right from the pages of their own websites:
Federal Twist Recipe's

Salad: Watermelon, Spinach, & Brandied Pecan Salad (Pairs well with Federal Twist Rose' Wine)

1 Cup of Pecans
-Brown sugar
-Apple cider vinegar
-Olive Oil
-Strawberry Jelly
-Salt & Pepper
-Baby spinach
-Gorgonzola Cheese
-Red onion
Mt. Salem Kitchen Recipe's

Main Course: Curry Wurst
-Wurst (any bratwurst, kielbasa or similar sausage will do)
-1 Bottle of Gewürz Curry Sauce from Mount Salem Kitchen®
-Potatoes, such as Yukon Gold or Russet
-Olive Oil
-Dill Pickles