Fall Food Festival
Blue Moon Acres and Door to Door Organics Tri-State invite you to enjoy the Fall Food Festival at Blue Moon’s Pennington, New Jersey location on November 2nd from 11-4 PM. Bring your friends and family out to enjoy a delicious spread of fall’s bounty from Blue Moon Acres and other nearby farms, as well as seasonal desserts. Meet many of the producers who supply both Door to Door Organics and the Blue Moon Acres Farm Market and visit the booths of local artisans, craftspeople, and more! There will be tractor rides and pumpkin painting for the kids and live music and entertainment for the parents. Both Blue Moon Acres and Door to Door Organics look forward to sharing the fall harvest with you! (Rain date November 9th.)
This event is free and open to the public.
All Day Activities:
Hayrides around the Farm – Join Farmer Scott and the Blue Moon crew on a hayride while learning about the farm.
Face Painting – Fun designs for little faces
Pumpkin Painting- Choose your own pumpkin, paint it at the farm, and take it home!
Pony Rides- 12 Pm – 2 PM
Balloon Animal Artist – 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Costume Contest – 3 PM
Come dressed in your Halloween best for a costume contest! Gift Certificates to Blue Moon Acres or Door to Door Organics awarded to the best costumes in the following categories:
MOST CREATIVE COSTUME
BEST OVERALL COSTUME
Tell your friends and head on over to our Facebook page to let us know if we’ll see you there!
By Ashley Lyons|October 14th, 2013|Events
via Blue Moon Acres – Events.
Our Double-Header Cheesemaking Class!
Ricotta! Make your own ricotta using our grass-fed raw milk. Participate in the process of “re-cooking” (the literal Italian translation of ricotta) milk to form this sweet, delicate cheese. Learn how to make it in your own at home, plus lots of information about how to use ricotta in new and interesting ways!
Mozzarella! In this fun and informative class we show you how milk is transformed into curds and then guide you through the steps to stretch the curds into mozzarella.
Price: $65 per person per double header class.
Space is limited! Due to high demand, we request that full payment is made at time of reservation to hold your spot. Class price includes a Cherry Grove thermal bag as well as recipes to make the cheeses at home.
To register please call 609-895-1502 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
for more info visit: Cherry Grove Farm | Classes/Tours.
Breaking News: I’m Back on the Radio, with My Own Show! I’m thrilled to announce the debut of my radio show Dining Today with Pat Tanner! It premieres this Sunday, November 3rd from 2 to 3 pm on 920 The Voice, a new AM station in Central NJ. Joining me as my first guests are Chris Walsh of River Horse Brewing and Rosie Saferstein, whose njmonthly.com column, “Table Hopping with Rosie,” is a prime source for NJ restaurant news.
read more Breaking News: I’m Back on the Radio, with My Own Show! | Dine With Pat.
It’s harvest season and our friends and seed library members are busy harvesting and saving seed. This statement and these photos were posted September 26 by Wendy Weiner (a.k.a. The Front Yard Farmer) of Transition Monmouth, a collaborator on the Raíces Seed Library:
I was out in the garden this morning gathering seeds for our new seed library and for my own stash. This aspect of gardening is equally as important as is gathering your vegetables or fertilizing your beds. Please consider making a contribution to our Seed Library that is forming. Hold your seed and stay tuned. These 2 pictures show my growing collection and seeds yet to be thrashed and cleaned.
It’s so exciting to see such a variety of seeds being saved by our friends and participants of this project. Please send in your seed saving photos to email@example.com so we can feature you and your seeds in an album of local and regional seed savers.
via Harvesting Seeds – A Growing Collection | The Raíces Cultural Center Blog.
To join the march click HERE.
Whole Earth Center
360 Nassau Street
Princeton NJ 08540
12:00 pm-2:00pm: Music sponsored by the Whole Earth Center
A Little Bit Off : Lolly Barton (bass & harmonica), Kristin Westbrook (fiddle) Gretchen Jaeckel (mandolin & vocals), Carolyn Haines (guitar & vocals)
2:00-2:20: Welcome and speaker introductions.
Speakers at the Whole Earth Center:
Laurie Hunstman–President of the Whole Earth Center Board
Kathleen McKenna– mom
Carol Grace — Wife of Vietnam Agent Orange victim
2:20-3:00: Walk to Battlefield Monument Park
3:00-3:20: Speakers at Battlefield Monument Park:
Carla Díaz Stringel (Monsanto’s Corn in Mexico)
Jim Walsh Food & Water Watch
Barbara Thomas GMO-Free NJ Puppet/GMO myths & truths.
Sing-a-long: GMO Frankenfood Rag
Action plan discussion
Link to the route: http://goo.gl/maps/L386S
Twitter hashtag #mamprinceton
Global Event List: http://bit.ly/10xx8Ay
Bring drum or a pot or pan with a spoon to help make music together!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oAJBhNtr04
MAM NB 5/25/13 http://tinyurl.com/l8evc3v
Channel 12 MAM NB May 25, 2013:
Please come to Princeton Early and have lunch. Try to park somewhere along the middle of the route, have lunch, then walk over to the Whole Earth Center. The Whole Earth Center also serves up some good lunch dishes.
Our color theme for the March is red and black. Here are some good organic cotton t’s: http://tinyurl.com/lzynda2
Can you help us out? We can also use a sound system for our end point rally. If anyone can help please email Therlam@yahoo.com
It’s time to take back our food rights!
- See more at: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/2013/04/why-do-we-march.html#sthash.B04PLxCo.dpuf
Edible Jersey Fall 2013. Click the magazine for the digital edition.
A lost treasure of American horticulture has resurfaced in Sumter, South Carolina. The Bradford Watermelon, a ridged dark gray green red-fleshed watermelon with white seeds and splendid taste, has been preserved by eight generations of the Bradford family since the late 1840’s.
read more here: Lost Legendary Watermelon Resurfaces : Slow Food USA.
National Farmers Market Week kicks off this Sunday, August 4 and runs through Saturday, August 10. I hope you will join me for this year’s celebration at your local market. Of all food system innovations in the U.S. in the last 20 years, the resurgence of farmers markets may represent the most important DIY expression of community involvement and reinvention. In small town squares and big city centers, farmers markets delicately balance new food innovation with old food traditions. These community-centered markets celebrate the dignity of labor that brings nourishment from field to fork, and provide a safe haven for newcomers to become old friends. When roaming your market this week leaves you hungry to do more, take your support of Slow Food values to the next level… Host a “Grow” DinnerUse the five principles of Oxfam’s “Grow Method” to plan your meal 1 reduce food waste, 2 cook and buy food efficiently, 3 buy only what’s in season/local, 4 reduce meat consumption, and 5 buy products that benefit small-scale producers. Have a “Meatless Monday”Give up meat one day a week with these top 10 seasonal recipes from our friends at Meatless Monday. Eating less meat and more nutrient-rich vegetables can help reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity – and save water and fossil fuels, too. The more we can connect these environmental issues to our everyday choices, the more effective we can be in changing the future of food in this country. See you at the market!
via Email – See you at the market? – Slow Food USA.