Elijahs Promise & Slow Food Culinary School Open House

Elijah’s Promise Culinary School Open House
Free Event
Date: April 9, 2013

Do you envision your future as a personal chef, a pastry chef, or how about running your own restaurant?  Promise Culinary School gives you the hands on experience and professional certification that will prepare you to begin your culinary journey!   Please join us on April 9, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for an information session and snacks prepared by our current students.  This is an ideal opportunity to ask questions and find out if this is the program for you.  Join us at 211 Livingston Ave. New Brunswick, NJ.  Please register below.  Look forward to seeing you!

Promise Culinary School 211 Livingston Ave New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States Map and Directions Available Spaces: 24

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Edible Jersey

Six Food and Farming Leaders Across the Garden State Recognized

As we wait for Mother Nature to don her party dress, we’ll get the party started by celebrating our Local Heroes of 2013. These heroes, as selected by you, the Edible Community, represent what we cherish most in creating and sustaining a vibrant local food community.

Celebrated in our Spring issue, you will learn about the passions that drive these purveyors and stewards: a long-time love for natural foods, home-grown artisans, a pioneering oyster farmer, a community-centric restaurateur, a rejuvenated craft brewer, and what’s at the heart of a Land Trust.

We congratulate the honorees and thank them for their vision, dedication and inspiration:

Food Shop- Basil Bandwagon
Beverage Artisan: River Horse Brewing Company
Farm/Farmer: Matthew Gregg of Forty North Oyster Farms
Food Artisan: First Field
Chef/Restaurant: Marilyn Schlossbach of Langosta Lounge
Nonprofit: Hunterdon Land Trust

Hopefully your edible adventures will afford you the opportunity to cross paths with these heroes and we encourage you to take note of all the heroes throughout Edible Jersey!

 Read more here from Edible Jersey 

Slow Food USA: Food and Sensory Education

A Journey from Taste to Origin By understanding where our food comes from, how it was produced and by whom, adults and children can learn how to combine pleasure and responsibility in daily choices and appreciate the cultural and social importance of food. Our education projects differ from most food education as they are based on the idea that food means pleasure, culture and conviviality. Visit the site.

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Wild Plant Walk at Rutgers Gardens Sun, March 17, 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Wild Plant Walk at Rutgers Gardens with Dan Farella
Dan is a Forager, Herbalist, and Musician dedicated to working with Nature to further the healing of the planet and the soul.

Sun, March 17, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Rutgers Gardens – 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 (map)
Description: We will walk around Rutgers gardens woods discovering the medicinal and edible plant resources available. We will focus on herbal, sustainable, and survival aspects of connecting with Nature and the wild plants that surround us. Ive been foraging Rutgers Gardens for over 10 years and know alot of great spots.

n Required:  - Dan@returntonature.us  $20 donation suggested. Dan is an Herbalist, Forager and Musician dedicated to sharing the ways of Nature and the resources that she provides.
Meet: Helyar Woods at Rutgers Gardens. To the left of the log cabin. $20 donation suggested. Meet at Helyar woods parking lot, all the way in the back left.

For more information visit: www.returntonature.us

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East Brunswick Spring Farmers Market April 20th 2013

Get ready for the East Brunswick Spring Farmers Market! April 20th 2013

Artisan Tree Soaps Handmade soaps
Baker’s Bounty A variety of breads made with locally sourced ingredients: http://www.bakersbounty.net/sourcelist.html
Balic Winery Wine
Beechtree Grassfed beef
Cherry Grove Handmade cheeses made from milk from grassfed cows. Pasture eggs, farmstead cheese, whey fed pork (all cuts), grass fed beef and lamb.
Fantastic Thai Thai cuisine cooking classes
FEBEC East Brunswick environmental events sponsored by the Friends
Fontanarosa’s Fresh pasta & ravioli
Fulper Farms Fresh mozzarella, ricotta, string cheese, butter, yogurt
Griggstown Quail Farm & Market Poultry, chicken pot pies, sausages, ground poultry, fruit pies, farm fresh eggs
Jams By Kim Jams, Jellies and Preserves
Judith’s Dessert Botique Baked goods
Lawrencebrook Watershed Partnership Environmental organization
Love2Brew Beer brewing kits & supplies
Mary Fairy Angels Truly natural skin, bath and body products
Moon Doggie Coffee Roasters Ground specialty coffee, teas
NOFA-NJ Resources on organic farms, gardening and food.
Pickle Licious Pickles products: cucumbers (6/8 varieties), peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives
Pitspone Farm Fruit plants
Q’s Cookies Handmade whole wheat and gluten free homemade cookies.
Rutgers Gardens Plants & Rutgers Gardens information
Rutgers Master Gardeners Information on Master Gardeners
Shibumi Farm Gourmet Specialty Mushrooms
Starving Anthropologist  Gluten-free granola & cookies
Stephans Pure Blends Stuffed cabbage, pierogi, smoked kielbasa, bacon, kabanosy, landjaeger, seasonings
Stony Brook Orchids Locally grown orchids
Tassot Apiaries Honey
Unionville Vineyards Wine
Von Thuns CSA
WoodsEdge Llama & alpaca wools & wool products. Grassfed yak & beef

NOFA-NJ Annual Meeting March 19, 2013 at Duke Farms


The guest speaker will be Jim Weaver, Executive Chef and owner of Princeton’s Tre Piani restaurant, founder of the Slow Food Central New Jersey chapter and author of Locavore Adventures: One Chef’s Slow Food Journey. Doors open at 6:30pm and light refreshments will be served. Members will be asked to vote on the new NOFA-NJ bylaws: NOFA-NJ Bylaws

Event Details:
When:  Tuesday, March 19, 7pm – 9pm
Location:  Duke Farms Orientation Center
1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, New Jersey 08844
Registration:    Please RSVP below.
Questions:  908-371-1111

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Sustainable Lawrence – Living Local Expo Saturday March 23rd

Our 6th Annual Living Local Expo
Noon to 4pm
Home and Energy Expo 2012
Free and Open to the Public
No registration Required

Read Flyer

• Keynote Speaker - Albe Zacks, Terracycle
• Cooking demonstration - Chef Christopher Albrecht of Eno Terra
• Mini Farmers Market - selection of currently available food from local farms and restaurants
• 40+ Eco-Friendly Vendors - electric car dealers, design & construction firms, non-profits, bike shops, food waste recycling
• Speakers & Workshops - on a variety of sustainability topics (transportation, gardening, home efficiency, recycling, etc.)
• Donate your old bike to The Trenton Bike Exchange, or donate gently used medical equipment to Resource

For more information visit: Sustainable Lawrence – The Natural Step to an Eco-Municipality.

Princeton Farmers’ Market – Home



PRINCETON FARMERS MARKET                           

Winter markets:   March 14,  April 11 from 11am to 5pm
Inside the Community Room of


55 Witherspoon Street                             

Located in the center of walkable, interesting and welcoming downtown Princeton

Outdoor weekly market on Hinds Plaza

Opens Thursday, May 16th, from 11am to 4pm


The Princeton Farmers Market offers the community a wonderful variety of vegetables, fruits, grassfed poultry and meats, eggs, cheeses, honey, fresh juices, breads, flowers, and vegan/gluten free snacks. All of our farmers are local and only sell what they grow themselves. All our breads, baked goods, and other products are freshly made using healthy ingredients and include connections with our local farmers. No commercial mixes are allowed to be used. Supporting your local farmers and thereby knowing where your food comes from assures the safety and sustainability of what you buy. Come and enjoy our market–sitting at the tables under an umbrella, listening to the music at noontime, feeling a part of the community, and taking home all the rich tasting fresh edibles.

For more information, visit:  Princeton Farmers’ Market – Home.

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The Myth of Genetically Engineered Food and How it Threatens Slow Food : Slow Food USA

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Good, clean and fair food. I use these words each morning to establish a compass pointupon which to set my sights, and to prevent myself from being lulled into a false sense of everything-is-okay-ness. It’s easy to fall prey to seductive food marketing, and nobody’s mastered the propaganda better than the biotech seed industry. Dominated by a mere three players worldwide – Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta – the global market for genetically engineered GE seed has grown into a $13 billion dollar industry since its introduction in 1992 on a promise to help feed the world. But there is no free lunch. Everything has a price, and sometimes not even the smartest among us can predict what it will be. In the case of GE crop production, it’s everything we as Slow Food members hold precious and dear.Good food? Not for the farmer who pays more for patented genetically engineered seeds that claim to deliver higher yields, but don’t. Not for the livestock fed an unnatural diet of GE corn and soy. Not for the environment increasingly doused with chemical fertilizers and herbicides, something the industry claimed they’d reduce. Not for the consumer who has unwittingly been co-opted into an enormous human feeding trial. GE foods have never been tested for long-term safety in animals, humans or the environment. GE crops have, however, been great for biotech profits.Clean food? The US is the largest producer of GE crops in the world. Rather than fulfilling their promise to reduce the amount of herbicides needed to manage weeds, hundreds of millions more pounds of herbicides are being used each year and this overuse has spawned super weeds. Thanks to nature’s amazing resilience and adaptability, we’re facing deregulation of the next generation of biotech crops whose genes are stacked to confer resistance to more powerful herbicides, including 2, 4-D, one of two chemical constituents of Agent Orange, the Vietnam-era defoliant. GE crops that can produce their own insecticides, called PIPs or plant-incorporated protectants by the EPA, haven’t proven to be a silver bullet either. The corn rootworm is becoming resistant to Bt corn, a variety genetically engineered to kill the difficult to control pest, forcing the EPA to require that all growers put resistance management plans in place.Fair food? Certainly not for US consumers who are unjustly denied the basic right to know whether they’re eating genetically engineered foods, a right ironically enjoyed by China and Russia. Not for farmers who used to save seeds each year for next year’s crop, a practice prohibited under biotech seed licensing agreements. GE crops pose an ongoing threat to conventional and organic farms, which fall victim to devastating herbicide drift along with pollen and seed gene trespass from GE neighbors, forcing them to destroy contaminated crops and seeds and rendering them vulnerable to law suits for patent infringement. The power of the consumer is not to be underestimated. Some believe that labeling laws are the answer, reasoning that consumers, upon learning that the foods they’re eating are produced from crops that can withstand being doused with herbicides and/or can produce their own insecticides, will create a backlash powerful enough to force food manufacturers to abandon GMOs Genetically Modified Organisms. Proof of this hypothesis can already be seen in Kashi’s and Ben & Jerry’s pledges to remove GMOs from their US products. Many large, multinational food companies gladly manufacture Non-GMO products for European markets to avoid their labeling laws, something made possible through the segregation and identity preservation of non-GMO crops every step along the supply chain. read more  The Myth of Genetically Engineered Food and How it Threatens Slow Food : Slow Food USA.