November events at West Windsor Community Farmers Market

The WWCFM is proud to have been recently voted the Top Celebrated Market in New Jersey and 21st Nationwide in the 2014 American Farmland Trust “I Love My Farmers Market” Contest.

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 market info and photos.

(For remaining October events, click here.)

NOVEMBER 1:

•           MUSIC:  Carm & John

•           MASSAGE: The Touch That Heals

NOVEMBER 8:

•           COMMUNITY GROUP:

•           TWIN W RESCUE SQUAD Free Blood Pressure Screenings

NOVEMBER 15:

•           COOKING DEMO: Holly Slepman (weather permitting)

•           MASSAGE: The Touch That Heals

NOVEMBER 22:

•           LAST MARKET DAY OF THE 2014 SEASON

•           COMMUNITY GROUPS:

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

GIRL SCOUT TROOP 71806  Free tree saplings

WEST WINDSOR LITTLE LEAGUE Used baseball and softball equipment collection drop off

NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher visits West Windsor Farmers Market Sat 10/18

CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION TO CELEBRATE FALL FARMERS MARKETS

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher will visit the West Windsor Community Farmers Market on Saturday, October 18 and join with township officials in honoring the market for being named one of the top farmers markets in the nation.

The West Windsor Community Farmers Market won top celebrated farmers market in New Jersey and placed 21st nationwide this year in an annual contest held by American Farmland Trust.  West Windsor Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh will present the market with a proclamation honoring the market for its achievements during a ceremony at 9:40 a.m.

The market was first started in 2004 and now has 15 farmers and 11 artisan food vendors during the peak of the summer.  The market runs every Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vaughn Drive commuter parking lot of the Princeton Junction Train Station through November 22.

There are 148 community farmers markets in the state, eight of which are new this season.   Farmers who attend these markets sell produce they’ve picked at the peak of ripeness within 24 hours of sale to ensure the best taste and highest quality.  Many of the farmers accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers and SNAP food stamp cards.

Eating Jersey Fresh fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products can go a long way to improving overall health.  Eating locally also is a good choice for protecting our environment by reducing the miles a meal travels between farm and fork, lessening fuel consumption.  In addition, choosing locally grown products helps keep New Jersey farmers on their land, preserving the Garden State’s quality of life.

Secretary Fisher will visit the West Windsor Community Farmers Market 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 18 in the southbound Vaughn Dr. parking lot of the Princeton Junction train station off of Alexander Rd., for GPS, use 2 Vaughn Dr., Princeton, NJ.

PEFF Special Event “FED UP” Tonight at 7:30 in Princeton

At the Garden Theater

PEFF Special Event: "FED UP"

DATE/TIME:

Oct 2 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

LOCATION:

The Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street

Upending conventional wisdom on weight gain and loss, this hard-hitting documentary exposes a dirty secret of the American food industry – far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized. Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and TV journalist Katie Couric uncover why American children will now live shorter lives than their parents.

A discussion facilitated by NOFA NJ Executive Director Camille Miller will follow the screening.

Tickets: $8 General; $6 Members and Students. Please purchase online at www.thegardentheatre.com or at the theater box office.

Presented in association with the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, The Garden Theatre, NOFA-NJ and The Terra Momo Restaurant Group.

Before and after the screening, Mediterra Restaurant, 29 Hulfish Street, will offer a special three-course prix fixe menu reflecting the spirit of the film. Call 609-252-9680 to reserve. For details visit www.terramomo.com