Farm-to-Table – Spring Fling and Farm-to-Table Dinner

Farm-to-Table Dinner Fundraiser for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense FundMark Friday evening May 17th on your calendar for our first ever Farm-to-Table Dinner event to benefit the FTCLDF. We have an excellent menu filled with local, sustainably raised foods from area farmers and producers. After dinner prepare to be informed and motivated by our guest, popular author and speaker David Gumpert, as he discusses issues relevant to his latest book, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights”. We also plan to watch the film, “American Meat” featuring our friend, Joel Salatin as the evening lingers on…The George & Maureen Diaz Family will be hosting this event at their home near Gettysburg & Chambersburg, Pa. We plan on being outdoors in the farmstead pavilion for the evening, so bring along a sweater or a blanket should the evening get chilly. Suggested donation for the evening is $50-$75 for adults, $20 for children, with all proceeds going to “The Fund”. Checks or money orders can be mailed to Maureen Diaz, 421 Buchanan Valley Rd. Orrtanna Pa. 17353. Online reservation here!Note: for information about area hotels & B & Bs, please request info via the “contact” form. Camping on -site is also available for those who wish to stay in the area for Saturdays event.

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NOFA-NJ’s Summer Solstice Celebration


Summer Solstice Celebration
When:  Friday, June 21, 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:  Duke Farms
1112 Duke Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ
Cost:    FREE

Questions:  908-371-1111

NOFA-NJ will be holding a Summer Solstice Celebration on Friday, June 21st, at the Incubator Barn at Duke Farms! Don’t miss an evening of celebration as we bring in the summer with a barn contra dance! Never been line dancing? No problem! Our callers will be there to help everyone from beginners to expert dancers get into the rhythm and have a great time!

Incubator Farm Tour: 4:30 to 5:30
Bring Your Own Picnic Dinner (Carry-In, Carry-Out): 5:30 – 6:30
Barn Dance: 6:30 – 8:30
Bring your dancing shoes and join us for the fun!

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To Make A Farm – Movie

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Named one of the ten most popular Canadian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival, To Make A Farm asks: what might the future of local food and farming look like? This beautifully photographed documentary explores the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers. VIFF calls To Make A Farm “exceptionally hopeful, giving us a close-range view of humanity along with a detailed portrayal of the nuts and bolts of agriculture.”

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East Brunswick June Farmers Market / Fine Arts Festival

East Brunswick Farmers Market – 8 JUNE, 2013, 10am-4pm

The market will be part of the  11th Annual East Brunswick Fine Arts Festival

Saturday, June 8 (raindate June 9) at the Municipal Pond from 10:00am – 4:00 pm.
Live music – students of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division

Local Food Vendors Contact Theresa at

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Rutgers Gardens: Farm Market Opening Day – Friday, May 3.

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Rutgers Gardens
112 Ryder’s Lane
New Brunswick, NJ
Come out and celebrate the begining
of the 2013 market season on
Opening Day – Friday, May 3.
Meet our new vendors and shop with your favorites who have been here year after year!
Special Opeining Day activities include-
Live Music performance by “Bill and Casey”

Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center will be here to show off their birds.

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Princeton Farmers Market – LocalHarvest

May 16th is the opening date of our weekly markets that will run through November 21st. From 11am to 4pm–come enjoy the wonderful fresh food offerings, a delicious lunch under our umbrellas, and the live music from 12:30 to 2:30 in Hinds Plaza next to the Princeton Public library.

More information at

Organized by: Princeton Farmers Market
Web site:
Address: 55 Witherspoon Street-Hinds Plaza
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-356-0558

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Kite Day at Terhune Orchards

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Kite Day is a perfect time to explore the farm during our FREE spring festival – Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Spring on the farm is one of the most beautiful and exciting seasons. All is ready for the bountiful growing season. Bring your own kite or choose a ready-made kite from the wide selection in the store. Or better yet, make a “guaranteed to fly” kite. Whichever you choose, test fly your kite in our wide-open 10-acre pasture with all the farm animals looking on.

The farm will ring with country music and entertainment all weekend. Weekend music is TBD (music is from 12-4 pm each day).The whole family can tour the orchards and fields while riding in a tractor-drawn farm wagon. The sheep will be shorn on Sunday and the children can take home a piece of real fleece. There will be special activities and games for children in the barnyard.

For all those hungry kite fliers, we’ll have lots of good country food. The whole family will enjoy Terhune Orchards’ famous apples, cider, donuts, pies, country chili, hot dogs, barbecued chicken, our own fresh, grilled asparagus, salads, soup and all kinds of cookies and goodies.

Parking at the farm. No admission charge.

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Elijah’s Promise, A Better World Cafe and Slow Food Central New Jersey Local Food Pot Luck Event

Free Event

Date: May 3, 2013

Elijah’s Promise, A Better World Cafe and Slow Food Central New Jersey would like to invite you for an evening of good food and good talk about strengthening our Central Jersey food community.  Come and meet local farmers, restaurateurs, chefs, entrepreneurs, gardeners and other food enthusiasts. All you need to do is to bring a dish to share, featuring your favorite local foods. Get ready to share ideas, make new friends, have fun and change the way we eat.

Bring a dish to share (preferably local). Donations will be appreciated.  Meeting at Promise Culinary School, 211 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick.

Click here to Register Now!

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“Its Not Just a Market, Its a Community Event” – East Brunswick, NJ Patch

The East Brunswick Spring Farmers Market is a celebration of good food and good
company. “We have the opportunity to buy fresh, healthy, locally raised foods,” says the market manager, Theresa Lam, who is also a board Member at East Brunswick Enviromental Comission and NOFA NJ. “It’s not just a market, its a community event,” adds Liti Haramaty, founder and secretary of the Friends of the EB Environmental Commission and Bord Member of the EB Enviromental Comission. “I look forward to seeing friends and meeting new people…Oh, and did I mention that there will be live music played by students from Rutgers Mason Gross extension?”The market is also a great educational opportunity. A growing scientific evidence suggests that a diet based on locally sourced food is the healthiest choice for us, our children and the future of the planet. The market is an excellent opportunity to learn more about that: “Its important to know where our food comes from, how it was raised, and why it is healthier for us,” says Theresa Lam. “Come and ask the farmers these questions, they love to talk about their products and there is so much that we can learn from them.”Theresa has put together an impressive roster of farms and artisans including cheese from grass-fed cows’ milk, artisanal breads made with local ingredients, pasture eggs, whey-fed pork, pastured chicken pot pies, grass-fed beef and lamb, handmade whole wheat and gluten-free cookies, fruit pies, jams, preserves, honey, wine, the best mushrooms you’ve ever had and much more- all locally grown and made. If you are lucky enough you will be able to even get yak and llama meat from Woods Edge Farm.So your family and friends and your own shopping bags!, go to market and enjoy a Saturday of good food, health and community.Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:00am until 2:00pm at the East Brunswick Cultural Arts CenterFor a list of vendors and more information about future farmers markets:

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