NOFA-NJ Fall Harvest Dinner

Join us in celebrating the season with all local food, wines, beer, desserts, drinks from the great Garden State!

Harvest Dinner 2014 Invitation

Harvest Dinner 2014

The Evening will include:

  • Cocktail hour
  • Wines and craft beers
  • Farm-to-Table tastings from over a dozen of New Jersey’s finest restaurants
  • Dessert room of pastries, ice cream and coffee
  • Music and dancing
  • Silent Auction

For more information and to register visit NOFA-NJ

via Fall Harvest Dinner.

Jersey Fresh|Pick Your Own Fruits & Vegetables

The growing season is not over yet! Here are some resources from the Jersey Fresh website to help you find fresh local produce. The key is to buy a lot of what is in season and preserve or store it so that it lasts through the winter. Some of what is still in season includes peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, collards, pumpkin & winter squash, beets, lettuce and apples.

Let’s continue to support our local farmers!

Pick Your Own Fruits & Vegetables
 

Call Ahead To Avoid Disappointment

October Events at West Windsor Community Farmers Market

The WWCFM is proud to have been voted the Top Celebrated Market in New Jersey and in the Top 100 Nationwide in the 2013, and the just announced 2014 American Farmland Trust “I Love My Farmers Market” Contests. 

First, a reminder of the September 27 Food Writer Day, and a couple of October highlights-

9/27 – Food Writer DayMeet Local & Global Journalists and Writers  for a panel discussion on the ever popular Food Blog

Meet four renowned panelists at 10:00am:

•Katie Parla:  Rome-based journalist and author of Parla Food and travel app Katie Parla’s Rome

•Kit Bornheimer:  Author of The Stout Sprout, a seasonal cooking blog with a kid-friendly twist

•Pat Tanner:  Central Jersey restaurant critic and author of the beloved Dine With Pat column

•Rachel Weston:  Author of Gutsy Gourmet and In Season columns in The Star-Ledger and NJ.com

          Join this interactive conversation to learn:

          •How to start a food blog and deal with critics

          •What it takes to be a food writer

          •Why would you want to write a blog?

          •And more!

10/4 -  Bring Your Own Bag Day (BYOB) – Bring your own bag to the market, stop by the information tent and receive a free apple from one of our farms.  Learn about the referendum on the November 4th ballot for measuring public opinion a 5-cent fee for plastic bags in Mercer County.  See http://www.njthinkoutsidethebag.com/ for more information.

10/11 – Amateur Apple Pie Bake Off Contest –Due to the overwhelming outpouring of peach pies in our August contest, we’ll be hosting an apple pie contest.  Think you make the best apple pie around using NJ apples?  Come show us your stuff!  Pies are due at the market at 10:30am with judging at 11:00am.  First, Second and Third place winners will receive Market Bucks to be used as cash at the farmers market this season.  Amateur bakers only and pre-registration is required.  To register, for more details and rules, please email wwcfm@yahoo.com. Judges include Faith Bahadurian, Central NJ restaurant critic, recipe columnist, and NJ Spice blogger; Pat Tanner:  Central Jersey restaurant critic and author of the beloved Dine With Pat column; and professional baker Karen Child (formerly, Village Bakery & Brick Farm Market).

The Market is located in the Vaughn Drive Parking Lot of the southbound side of the Princeton Junction Train Station, one mile from the Alexander Road and Route 1 intersection and half mile walk from the Dinky stop in Princeton Junction.  Parking is always free.

For more information, call 609 933-4452 or email wwcfm@yahoo.com.  Be sure to follow the market on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (wwfarmersmarket) for tidbits of great market info and photos.

SEPTEMBER 27:

•           MUSIC: Sicilian Blue

            COMMUNITY GROUPS:

            TWIN W RESCUE SQUAD Free Blood Pressure Screenings

            LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS – Voter Registration Information

WWBPA Bicycle and Pedestrian Information and bicycle registration

CAPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM – Nutritionist on site

•           COOKING DEMO: Dorothy Mullen of The Suppers Program (11am)

•           SPECIAL EVENT: FOOD WRITER DAY – Interactive panel of local and

            Global food writers and journalists discuss food blogging (10am)

OCTOBER 4:

•           MUSIC: Larry Tritel

•           COMMUNITY GROUPS:

YES, WE CAN FOOD DRIVE Fresh and canned food drive to benefit the Crisis           Ministry of Mercer County

PRINCETON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM  Free Blood Pressure and Health       Screenings

•           NOEMI de la PUENTE – Think Outside the Bag Information and Awareness

•           MASSAGE: The Touch That Heals

•           COOKING DEMO:  Allie O’Brien of Garden State Community Kitchen

•           SPECIAL EVENT: BRING YOUR OWN BAG DAY -  Bring a bag, get an apple and half-price canvas market totes for sale by the farmers market to encourage reusable bag use

OCTOBER 11:

•           MUSIC: This Old House

•           COMMUNITY GROUPS:

WWBPA Bicycle and Pedestrian Information and bicycle registration

FOWWOS Friends of West Windsor Open Space

YES, WE CAN FOOD DRIVE Fresh and canned food drive to benefit the Crisis           Ministry of Mercer County

TWIN W RESCUE SQUAD Free Blood Pressure Screenings

•           COOKING DEMO:   COOKING 101 with the Farmers Market and township resident, Michael Ogg

•           SPECIAL EVENT: AMATEUR APPLE PIE BAKE-OFF CONTEST (please email wwcfm@yahoo.com for entry information and rules)

OCTOBER 18:

•           MUSIC: Ragtime Relics

•           COMMUNITY GROUPS:

MERCER COUNTY SEEING EYE DOGS

PRINCETON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM: Free Blood Pressure and Health       Screenings

•           MASSAGE: The Touch That Heals]

 

OCTOBER 25:

•           MUSIC: The Barncats

•           COMMUNITY GROUPS:

WWBPA Bicycle and Pedestrian Information and bicycle registration and

Inflatable entertainment in the new Vaughn Lot

TWIN W RESCUE SQUAD Free Blood Pressure Screenings

•           SPECIAL EVENT: ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE & SAFETY DAY

            featuring West Windsor Township emergency vehicles

 

NOVEMBER 1:

•           MUSIC: Carm & John

•           MASSAGE: The Touch That Heals

Please visit www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org for up to date weekly events and our complete farm and vendor roster.  The WWCFM continues to be a popular gathering space each Saturday, rain or shine from 9:00am-1:00pm, for the community as well as neighboring towns, to directly connect with locally owned farms and local food producers.

The Market hosts 15 farms and 10 artisan food and natural product vendors in its 2014 line up.  A wide array of locally grown, raised and produced fruits, vegetables, grass-fed meats, dairy, pastured eggs, honey, woven fibers, flowers, soap, bakery items, sauces, jams, fresh juices, crepes prepared on site and more can be found at the market each week.  In addition, live music and community groups help to round out the overall market experience.