Dear Market Customers,
It is with sincere regret that the Stockton Market will be closing its doors on May 1st.
This has been a difficult decision to make for many reasons. We like so many, have enjoyed the market for all the wonderful foods, artisans, and the friendships we have made along the way. Our gratitude to the vendors, some who have been here since we first opened twelve years ago. And to everyone who has supported the market, we are greatly appreciative.
The Borscht Belt and Market Pizza will remain open while we go through some renovations.
Thank you for your patronage.
Market Pizza is going wild again and the adventure begins Friday, January 21st, 2022.
The event benefits Hunters Helping the Hungry – HHH, a 501c3 organization that donates venison from local Hunters to state wide food pantries. The funds raised go towards the organization’s expense of meat processing through approved butchers by the State of NJ Health Dept. This event is supported by the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Food has always brought people together, whether its a family dining table or new friends at a pizza bar, so this fund raiser is a natural fit. HHH provides a means to bring protein not usually available through food pantries to the table.
This is the sixth year HHH and Market Pizza have teamed up, with fundraising efforts exceeding well over twenty thousand meals just by adventurous foodies coming out to try something different.
For each venison pizza purchased, a portion of the proceeds will go to HHH. For those less adventurous who want to participate the regular menu is available, and a donation maybe paid directly to the organization.
“Wild Game Month” created by the Pizza Witch – Megan Jones-Holt, has become a tradition for many loyal followers who will drive over an hour just to experience the different game specials. It also caught the eye of the Editor of PMQ, an international pizza magazine, featuring a cover story in the March 2021 issue.
The only difference this year is the Pizza Witch has passed on the magical recipe book to her son, Justin Holt of Clinton, and his business partner Brendon Phillips of Whitehouse, who took ownership of the business January first.
“I am so happy to be able to carry on what my mom has created”, said Holt.” I was a part of Market Pizza when she took it over from Jamie Hollander in May 2016. We both trained under him. Then my video production business took off and I had to shift focus. Now I am back and able to carry on the family legacy. I have no doubt the Pizza Witch will be watching and jumping in from time to time”.
Over the past month Justin and Brendon have been on hand to meet and greet the Market Pizza customers, and have vowed not to change a thing. Brendon went so far as to say, “We came into this knowing how beloved these pizzas are to the impressive fan base the Pizza Witch has garnered. Maintaining the spirit of these bewitching flavor profiles has been our main drive and focus from the start.” Justin Holt exclaimed, “We do one thing and it’s magical. Artisan Hearth-baked gourmet pizza. Handmade dough, farm fresh ingredients with unique experiences.”
Follow Market Pizza on social media to discover what else will be on the dough.
2017-2018 Voted Best Pizza- Hunterdon County- Hunterdon Happenings. Nominated-Edible Jersey-Best Food Artisan.
Market Pizza in the Stockton Market BYOB
19 Bridge Street Stockton NJ 609.664.7521 Friday 12-8 PM Saturday 10-7 PM Sunday 10-4 PM
Highland Gourmet has been at the market since its creation in 2009, and they have enjoyed the customers and their families ever since. Proprietor, Ben Avila says, “is heartwarming to watch couples go from holding hands to the birth of their first child and then next thing you know, off to college.”
Dee & Ben Avila became interested in the cattle business when they were in the restaurant business providing farm to table with their beef.
“The thing I love the most is being able to provide beef that I know was raised and cared for by my wife and I. It is satisfying to know customers trust us and they know that our product is clean, hormone free, no antibiotics, and raised on grass and hay seven miles from this market.” — Ben Avila
One of his favorite recipes with their beef is the Forge Filet, originally created in our restaurant.
Forge Filet Recipe
Pick up some of Highland Gourmet’s “Tips and Tails,” sliced. Sauté in butter with marjoram and thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Add mushrooms and sauté a few more minutes.
Server over a toasted rye bread smeared with horseradish aioli and top with cheddar cheese and broil until melted, top with meat mixture for a savory experience!