Free Screening of “Fresh”, the Movie on March 26th in East Brunswick NJ


FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

Watch FRESH at the East Brunswick Library Meeting Room 1 on March 26 at 6:30 pm.

Sponsored by the
East Brunswick Environmental Commission
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey

Slow Food USA National School Garden Program

Ellis School Garden (Denver, CO)

Every child deserves to grow up knowing where food comes from, how to grow, cook and share it, and how to be healthy.

Slow Food USA local chapters, members and volunteers build and maintain school gardens, lead cooking classes and work to improve school lunches.

We believe that by doing so, we can grow a generation of kids who love and care about food. And by becoming informed eaters and food lovers, they will help make a positive impact on the larger world of food and farming well into the future.

via Slow Food USA National School Garden Program.

Slow Food Central New Jersey’s “Eat Slow” Winter Farmers Markets – an update

In collaboration with the organizers of the West Windsor Community Farmers Market, Slow Food Central New Jersey is proud to announce its tenth season of indoor winter markets. The second of five markets will be held on Saturday, January 10 at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton. Here are the January 10th participating vendors:

Beechtree Farm
Birds and Bees Farm
Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse
Cherry Grove Farm
Chickadee Creek Farm
Davidson Exotic Mushrooms
First Field
Frank’s Pickled Peppers
Fulper Family Farmstead
Happy Wanderer Bakery
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
Jams by Kim
Shibumi Farm
Terhune Orchards
The Artisan Tree
Valley Shepherd Creamery
WoodsEdge Wools Farm

D&R Greenway Land Trust’s
Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place
Off Rosedale Rd
Princeton, NJ

In addition, a fifth market has been added for Sunday, March 1 at Tre Piani Restaurant on Rockingham Row in the Forrestal Village Shopping Center in Princeton from 10-2.

 Join us for a wide array of locally grown and produced foods including cheese, wine, mushrooms, grass-fed meats, pastured eggs, breads and baked goods, jams, sauces, honey, hard to find local winter produce and much more. Live music. Join us for this popular event as we connect local farmers, food artisans and clean, fair and good food fans.

 $3 suggested donation to benefit the Central New Jersey chapter of Slow Food. Parking is free.

Call 609-933-4452 for more information.