This event is the first Farmers’ Market of the season. We will be kicking off the markets as a part of our Woodbridge Wednesday series throughout the summer.
Read & Pick is an innovative program that combines hands on farm activity with your young child and listening to a story highlighting the fruit or farm area. Parents/guardians and young children (ages preschool to 8 years) are welcome.
Each program costs $7 per participating child and includes picking a container of fruit.
Opening Day for the Highland Park Farmers’ Market. We begin our 18th year with music, specials and great produce! Come see your old friends!
A spirited cry for a new paradigm in the way we maintain the landscapes that surround us.
Click on the link below to find many ways to buy local produce in Central Jersey. There’s so much fresh, local produce just around the corner!
Enjoy family fun at Alstede Farms during our Annual Strawberry Harvest Festival! Enjoy a scenic farm hayride to our large strawberry patch and pick your own strawberries right from our fields! A great activity for families, moms groups, church groups or anyone that loves the exceptional taste of fresh picked strawberries! Come on out and enjoy a day in the country!
PLANNING FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE: TAKING A SYSTEMS APPROACH
Food systems planning is an emerging field to support, facilitate and promote local, regional and sustainable agriculture; supply chains and infrastructure to process, package and distribute food; food security, nutrition and health; and reuse, recovery, recycling, and disposal systems for food waste and packaging.
BROOKLYN, NY (May 31, 2012) – The Board of Directors for Slow Food USA, a national non-profit dedicated to creating a world where the food we eat is good for us, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet, today announced the departure of Josh Viertel as President. The organization’s transition in leadership is accompanied by the welcoming of three new Board members, including Matt Jones, John Stewart III and Bob Shaver.
In 2008, Viertel was hired to help Slow Food USA become a serious force for social change. In that time, he furthered Slow Food USA’s effort to become an organization committed, not only to the pleasure of a simple shared meal and to food traditions, but to changing the world for the better, for everyone. The Board of Directors and Viertel have agreed that now is a good time to bring in a new President, with a focus on implementing and scaling programs to improve food and farming in the U.S. The Board has begun an executive search process.
“Josh has played a vital role these last few years in building a talented team and in raising awareness of critical issues surrounding food and farming,” said newly elected Board Chair Katherine Deumling. “We’re excited to welcome Matt, John and Bob to the Board, and to chart the path ahead for the next phase in our fight for good, clean and fair food.”
“It’s been an honor to serve the Slow Food USA community over these past three years, and I’m proud of the work we’ve accomplished together. It’s a perfect time for new leadership,” said Josh Viertel. “I’ll always be grateful to the colleagues, friends and allies whom I’ve worked with and I’m particularly grateful to the Slow Food members and volunteer leaders who are working everyday to make Slow Food’s vision a reality. I’ll keep on working with them towards that same vision, just now in a new role: as a member of an organization I love.”
Slow Food USA’s three new Board members were strategically recruited for their expertise in the areas of management and development. Matt Jones, a long-time Slow Food regional governor, chapter leader and co-founder of Slow Food Denver, has joined the Board’s finance committee; he will also be a key liaison to the volunteer leadership network. John Stewart III, who recently retired from Juniper Networks as CEO of a joint venture with Nokia Siemens Networks, has joined the Board’s executive review and development committees. Bob Shaver, who just moved from New York City to Indianapolis, has joined the Board’s finance committee; he previously served as director of strategic planning and Board liaison for City Harvest, following several years with Wellspring Consulting as a management consultant to non-profit organizations.