ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Ironbound Cider hosted a kickoff event last week for the 579 Trail Weekend, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests were required to register for the “Taste the Trail” event, which featured an a la carte food and beverage menu introducing ingredients sourced directly from trail members.
Deputy Director Commissioner, Jeff Kuhl was in attendance for the event and said, “Hunterdon County’s reputation as a regional destination has been growing in recent years. Summer is great time for residents and visitors to explore Hunterdon County and experience all the outdoor events and activities that are in full swing. Vineyards, craft breweries, live music, shopping along historic Main Streets and exploring Delaware River towns are just some of the experiences that locals and visitors can enjoy in the County. A visit to Hunterdon’s online visitor guides will show there is something for everyone.”
Live entertainment was provided by guitarist Jake Williams.
The Cider Garden at Ironbound Farm in Alexandria Township serves hard cider or seltzer, and simple, seasonal fare made with fresh ingredients grown on the farm and cooked outdoors over an open fire. Live entertainment is often featured during the weekends.
Visitors can use Hunterdon579Trail.com as a guide to explore farmers markets, farms, vineyards, and artisanal food and beverage makers located near County Route 579, a historic country road which winds about 25 miles North to South along Bethlehem Township to the Delaware River Valley.
Director for the Department of Economic Development & Tourism, Marc Saluk said, “It’s very exciting to see Trail members plan events like this that showcase both agritourism and the local food system in Hunterdon County. ”