Event Archives

2014

GMO OMG
Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:30pm
Ethical Culture Society
516 Prospect St.
Maplewood, NJ

Suggested donation: $5

Sponsored by: Slow Food Northern NJ and the Ethical Culture Society

Please join us for a screening of this documentary about the health and environmental effects of genetically modified foods - Discussion with GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what’s on your plate?

Following the film, Barbara Thomas of GMOfree NJ will give a talk on the dangers of GMOs and update us on the effort to enact a GMO labeling law in NJ.

SUSTAINABLE FOOD & COCKTAIL HOUR AT RAZZA
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Razza
275 Grove St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Pizza, Chocolate, Beer & Nettles

Get together with Slow Food Northern NJ board members and talk about good, clean & fair food interests and issues while enjoying locally sourced cocktails and appetizers for both vegetarians and omnivores.

Price: $25

Pizza using local ingredients will be prepared by Chef Dan Richer (Arturo’s & Razza) and served up with some local brew from Kane Brewing Company, in Ocean Township, as well as local wines

Dan will feature a pizza made with nettles foraged by Tama Matsuoka Wong, author of Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer’s Market, and owner of Meadows and More, in Flemington, NJ (other pizza will be available as well).

Diane Pinder of Donna & Company will be preparing an assortment of chocolates and caramels made to pair well with beer, to top off the night!

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2014 SLOW FOOD NORTHERN NJ ANNUAL MEETING & LOCAL FOOD LUNCH
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 1 - 3:30pm
The Farm Barn at Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ

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Come and meet other Slow Food NNJ members, socialize, and learn how you can get more involved with our chapter.

Judy Wicks, restaurateur, social entrepreneur, and author will speak about her recent book, "Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer"

School Garden Partner, Lead Teacher Mark Buttner, Jersey City Head Start Program, will share insight about starting and integrating 2 school vegetable gardens in urban settings to engage pre-schoolers in growing and eating healthy vegetables.

Slow Food Northern NJ School Garden Grants announced.

NJ GMO legislation update.





Slow Food Northern NJ 2014 Annual Meeting Agenda

1-1:30 Local Foods Lunch prepared by top NJ chefs including Anthony Bucco of The Ryland Inn, Dan Richer of Arturo\'s and Razza, Robyn Reisse of A Toute Heure and Diane Pinder of Donna & Company Artisanal Chocolates.

1:15-1:30 PM Opening remarks & Board Recruitment
Slow Food NNJ school garden program grant announcement
Margaret Noon
School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA

1:30-1:45PM School Garden Partners,
Mark Buttner
Jersey City Head Start Vegetable Gardens
Lead Teacher, Mark Buttner shares insight about 2 school vegetable gardens in an urban setting

1:45PM -2:45PM
Judy Wicks
Restaurateur Social Entrepreneur, and Author
Judy’s recent book, "Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer"
Q & A

2:45-3:00PM GMO Legislation Update
Julia Lawlor







SUSTAINABLE COCKTAIL HOUR AT CODA
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 6 - 8pm
Coda
Maplewood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ

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YOUR TABLE IN THE VALLEY: MEET THE FARMERS
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Middle Valley Community Center
357 West Mill Road
Long Valley, NJ

Panelists include: Margaret Noon, School Lunch Farm, Mount Olive

Al Esposito, Poplarwood Farm, Mansfield
Helen McLaughlin Mini Mac Farm, Long Valley
Colleen Puelsch, Middle Valley

When the seed catalogs arrive in the mail in January, we\'re merely dreaming of spring, but our farmer neighbors have already been planning, working, building, and repairing so that food will be available to us soon. In this introduction and panel discussion with several local farmers, we will learn more about the working nature of our beautiful countryside, and what we can do to make our local food system even better. Join us to explore the critical role of local farmers in providing our food.Our panel includes newly established as well as multi-generational family farmers from the immediate community. Operations include very small to mid-sized operations in a variety of vegetable, grain, and livestock farms. 
For more information call Laura Knipmeyer at (973) 727-7962.

ENJOY EATING LOCAL EVEN IN THE WINTER
Sunday, January 19, 2014, noon to 4pm
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07962

Slow Food Northern NJ Invites Garden State Folks to Enjoy Eating Local Even in the Winter

Slow Food Northern NJ's Sixth Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food and Family


Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07962

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2014, noon to 4 p.m.

Entrance fee: a $3 donation to support Slow Food Northern NJ school vegetable garden programs.

Contact: slowfoodnnj@yahoo.com

Meet local farmers & food artisans and discover how to eat local year round! This is a rare chance to stock up on local, sustainably produced foods (especially hard- to-find vegetables and fruit!) for the winter. Slow Food Northern NJ\\\\\\\'\'\\\'\'s Sixth Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food and Family brings together local farmers and food artisans for a fun afternoon featuring artisanal cheeses, organic and sustainably-grown vegetables, grass-fed meats, pastured poultry and locally-produced sweet treats like chocolates, pastries and honey.

2013

LEARN ABOUT THE DANGERS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:30pm
Ethical Culture Society
516 Prospect Street
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Screening of "Genetic Roulette"

Sponsored By: Slow Food Northern Nj and the Ethical Culture Society

Suggested donation: $5

RSVP by December 3, 2013 to slowfoodnnj@yahoo.com

As much as 70% of the food in our supermarkets contains GE ingredients, yet federal agencies rely on inadequate industry safety studies to assess the impact on public health

Independent scientists conducting long-term animal feeding studies with GE foods have found disturbing results: organ damage, declines in fertility, immune system problems

Despite industry promises, GE crops have forced farmers to spray more, not less, toxic chemicals on their land

SCREENING OF “LA COSECHA,” (THE HARVEST)
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:30pm
Ethical Culture Society
516 Prospect St
Maplewood, NJ 07040

SPONSORED BY: Slow Food Northern NJ and Ethical Culture Society

SUGGESTED DONATION: $5

RSVP: by September 18, 2013 to slowfoodnnj@yahoo.com

Read the Press Release here.

LOCALLY-SOURCED 5 COURSE TASTING MENU PAIRED WITH THE BEST OF NEW JERSEY WINES
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7PM
The Artist Baker
16 Cattano Ave
Morristown, NJ







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Join us on:
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00PM
Location:
The Artist Baker
16 Cattano Avenue, Morristown, NJ


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A five course tasting menu of locally sourced foods will be prepared by Chef Andrea Lekberg at her boutique bakery located in downtown Morristown to raise funds for our School Vegetable Garden Program.  Gary Tonucci, our chapter’s wine enthusiast, has selected the New Jersey wines to pair with each course.  Gary  will provide information about the wines being served and viniculture in our state.
Please note that both vegetarian and vegan options will be available, upon request.  Please book soon as space is limited.
Slow Food Members:  $80
Non-Members:  $85


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Chef Andrea Lekberg
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8TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11-4PM
Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eaglerock Ave
Roseland, NJ

Slow Food Northern NJ will have a table at this event - please stop by!

2013 SLOW FOOD NORTHERN NJ ANNUAL MEETING & LOCAL FOOD PICNIC
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 1-3:30PM
DeHart Community Center
120 Burnett Ave
Maplewood, NJ



1-1:30 Local Foods Tasting

1:15-1:30 PM Opening remarks & Slow Food NNJ school garden program grant announcement

Margaret Noon, School Lunch Farm

1:30-1:45PM School Garden Partners

Teachers share about their School's Vegetable Garden

1:45PM -2:45PM GMO: Impact on our lives

Michael Hansen, Consumers Union scientist and GMO expert, speaks

Why should we worry about genetically modified ingredients in our food? Hansen will review studies linking genetically engineered foods to allergies, immune system problems and organ damage in animals. He'll talk about the types of GE crops currently on the market, new ones being developed, and how you can avoid GE products (yes, even Whole Foods carries items containing GMOs). And much more.

2:45-3:00PM Food & Water Watch; GMO Legislation

3:00-3:15PM GMO Q&A





SCHOOL VEGETABLE GARDEN GRANT PROGRAM
Friday, February 8, 2013,

SCHOOL VEGETABLE GARDEN GRANT PROGRAM


Interested schools are encouraged to submit a brief proposal that responds to the downloadable Request For Proposals no later than Friday, February 8, 2013. All proposals and questions should be directed to SlowFoodNNJ@yahoo.com.

Slow Food NNJ supports local, sustainable agriculture and the health of our land and communities. Educating children about where their food comes from, how it's grown, and how enjoyable healthy food can be fosters a deep connection that will last a life time. To that end, Slow Food NNJ supports school vegetable gardens, which provide a unique, up-close experience for children, and enhance the curriculum in subjects such as science, mathematics, art, and home economics. The experience also fosters healthy choices in the lunchroom, and at home. We are proud of the successful gardens of sixteen school garden grant awardees from 2008-2012 school years. Slow Food NNJ plans to continue supporting grantee schools and expand the program to additional schools each academic year. Grants in the amount of $500-$1000 will be given to schools or community organizations in northern NJ to support planning, building, or maintaining an organic vegetable garden. The garden is meant to provide a learning opportunity for students, and, thus, the grants will also require curriculum integration. Interested schools are encouraged to submit a brief proposal that responds to the downloadable Request For Proposals no later than Friday, February 8, 2013. All proposals and questions should be directed to SlowFoodNNJ@yahoo.com.

Download the Request for Proposals  here .

EATING LOCAL EVEN IN THE WINTER
Sunday, January 27, 2013, noon to 4 p.m.
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ

Slow Food Northern NJ Invites Garden State Folks to Enjoy Eating Local Even in the Winter



Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ

Date: Jan. 27, 2013, noon to 4 p.m.

Contact: Margaret Noon, 908-451-0051 or slowfoodnnj@yahoo.com

This is a rare chance to stock up on local, sustainably produced foods (especially hard- to-find vegetables and fruit!) for the winter. Slow Food Northern NJ's Fifth Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food and Family brings together local farmers and food artisans for a fun afternoon featuring artisanal cheeses, organic and sustainably-grown vegetables, grass-fed meats, pastured poultry and locally-produced sweet treats like chocolates, pastries and honey.

Visitors will have a chance to chat with their local farmers, and learn about purchasing seasonal farm shares through a program called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Two local CSAs -- School Lunch Farm in Morris County and The Community Supported Garden in Warren County - will participate. Among items for sale will be produce, grass-fed beef and pork, pastured poultry, eggs, cheeses, breads, honey and prepared foods from the following purveyors: Appleridge Farm, Good Fields Farm, Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, Griggstown Quail Farm, Best Fruit Farm, Churutabis Farm, Plaid Piper Farm, Flint Hill Farm, Rogowski Farm, and Valley Shepherd Creamery. Artisan chocolates & sweets for Valentine's Day from Donna &Company Chocolates, Lickt Gelato, and The Artist Baker. Degage Farm will offer organic eco-handcrafted herbal aromatherapy products for your Valentine. Pre-order your garden seedlings from Harmony Starts; vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers for your kitchen garden. Stop by the exhibits of Slow Food Northern NJ, Grow It Green Morristown, and Edible Jersey.

Entrance fee is a $3 donation to support Slow Food Northern NJ school vegetable garden programs. For more information, visit www.slowfoodnnj.org. For snow closing information, phone 908-451-0051.

Participating farmers, food artisans, and friends
Appleridge Farm, Saylorsburg, PA: brick-oven naturally leavened artisanal breads
Best Fruit Farm, Hackettstown: apples and cider
Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse: artisanal cheese and bread, pastured meats
Churutabis Farm, Branchville: rabbit, duck guinea-hen, freedom ranger chickens
Degage Gardens: eco-handcrafted herbal aromatherapy products
Donna & Company: Artisan Chocolates for Valentine's Day!
Edible Jersey: local food & farming publication
Flint Hill Farm, PA: goats milk cheese
Good Fields Farm, South New Berlin, NY: organic grass-fed beef & pastured pork
Griggstown Quail Farm, Griggstown: sustainably raised poultry
Grow it Green, Morristown Non-Profit
Harmony Starts, NJ: Pre-order garden seedlings for your kitchen garden
Lickt Gelato, NJ: small-batch gelato and sorbets using fresh seasonal ingredients
Plaid Piper Farm, Branchville: pastured beef and poultry, pork, and eggs
Rogowski Farm, Warwick, NY: CSA shares, winter vegetables, & prepared foods
School Lunch Farm, Mount Olive, NJ: CSA shares & baked goods
Sustenance on the Farm, NJ: Farm to table dinners that support school gardens
Tassot Apiaries, Inc, NJ: honey and honey products
The Artist Baker, Morristown, NJ: artisan baked good with local ingredients
The Community Supported Garden, NJ: CSA shares, vegetables, honey, flour
Valley Shepherd Creamery, Long Valley: artisanal cheeses and charcuterie

Slow Food Northern NJ is dedicated to spreading awareness and nurturing appreciation of slowing down to enjoy healthful, locally grown food by connecting New Jersey residents with earth-friendly farmers, chefs, and food makers. The goal of Slow Food Northern NJ is to develop school gardens in every town in northern NJ. For more information, visit www.slowfoodnnj.org.

Directions:

Traveling from the South: I-287 Northbound to Exit 36A (Morris Ave.). Proceed East approx. 1/2 mile in the center lane, past Washington Headquarters (on left). Take left fork onto Whippany Road. Turn left at 2nd traffic light onto East Hanover Avenue. Proceed for about 1/4 mile. Entrance is on left, opposite the Morris County Library.

Traveling from the North: I-287 Southbound to Exit 36, following signs for Ridgedale Avenue (bear right in exit ramp). Proceed to traffic light, then turn right onto Ridgedale Avenue. At 2nd traffic light, turn right onto East Hanover Avenue. Proceed for about 1/4 mile. The Arboretum entrance is on the right just past the traffic light at the Morris County Library.

Traveling on New Route 24 New 24 West to Exit 1A, (also labeled as Rt. 511 South, Morristown) onto Whippany Road. Stay in right lane. Turn right at 1st traffic light onto East Hanover Avenue. Proceed for about 1/4 mile. Entrance is on left, opposite the Morris County Library.

2012

ANNUAL MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY; WATCH FOR RESCHEDULED DATE

2012 SLOW FOOD NORTHERN NJ ANNUAL MEETING
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 1 - 4pm

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ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE



1-2:00PM Local Foods Picnic Lunch & SOCIAL HOUR
LOCAL FOOD & CSA SHARE PURCHASING ONGOING
School Lunch Farm, Good Fields Farm, and more

2:00PM Opening remarks
Slow Food NNJ school garden program
11 School Garden Partnerships
Margaret Noon
School Lunch Farm
Slow Food Northern NJ
Sustenance Farm to Table Events

2:15-2:45 PM School Garden Partners
Teachers share about School Vegetable Gardens

2:45-4:00PM GMO: IMPACT ON OUR LIVES
Michael Hansen of Consumer Union, GMO expert speaks
Michael Hansen of Consumers Union says the lack of required labeling for genetically modified corn has made it difficult to track whether or not the item has had any adverse effects on those who eat it. "There has been a doubling of food allergies in this country since 1996," he explains. "Is it connected to genetically engineered foods? Who knows when you have no labeling? That is the problem." Many folks eat sweet corn straight off the cob, which Hansen says could heighten any problems with the food: "Whatever the risks of (this technology), you would expect higher exposure eating a product such as sweet corn."

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:45pm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Sponsored by Slow Food Northern NJ & The Morris County Park Commission

GMO FILM SCREENING AND HEALTHY SNACK

$5 in advance, $8 at the door.



Advance ticket sales will end September 20, 2012 at 12:00 Noon

A healthy snack and drink will be provided to enjoy during the film.

What is GMO?

A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Because this involves the transfer of genes, GMOs are also known as "transgenic" organisms. This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are one and the same.
Currently commercialized GM crops in the U.S. include soy (94%), cotton (90%), canola (90%), sugar beets (95%), corn (88%), Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%), zucchini and yellow squash (over 24,000 acres).

Film Synopsis:

The World According to Monsanto chronicles Monsanto's controversial past, a history that combines some of the most toxic products ever sold with misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption. They now race to genetically engineer (and patent) the world's food supply, a frightening strategy which profoundly threatens our health, environment, and economy. Exposing secret documents with first-hand accounts by victims, scientists, and politicians, this film exposes why Monsanto has become the world's poster child for malignant corporate influence in government and technology.

Run time: 1 hour 49 minutes

SUSTENANCE ON THE FARM DINNER
Sunday, August 26, 2012, 5 - 8pm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Morristown, NJ

Farmer: Rob Kibbe
Chef: David C. Felton, Ninety Acres at Natirar
Chef: Dan Richer, Arturo's, Maplewood
Chef: Celeste Governanti, Made With Love Organic Bakery

Tickets are $160 for horse drawn farm tour and elegant farm-to-table dinner.

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The proceeds from this Sustenance™ on the Farm Dinner will benefit Slow Food Northern NJ School Garden Program and Fosterfields Living Historical Farm's farm programs for school children

Sponsors: Edible Jersey, Natural Awakenings, Whole Foods Market

VANISHING OF THE BEES
Sunday, April 15, 2012, 1 - 4pm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Road
Morris Plains, NJ 07960















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A FILM SCREENING OF

VANISHING OF THE BEES
& DISCUSSION WITH A LOCAL BEEKEEPER





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DATE: Sunday April 15, 2012
TIME: 1-4PM

JOIN US AT:
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables. This documentary about Colony Collapse Disorder examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth.

A Q&A session with a local NJ beekeeper after the screening will give you the opportunity to find out more about the challenges of setting up a local apiary, and the current “hot topics” in the beekeeping world.

If the weather cooperates and allows him to collect honey, the beekeeper will offer tastings as well as honey for purchase.
1:00PM A honey-themed vegetarian/non-vegetarian lunch is available for $10, before the film*
1:30PM   Free Film Screening

*For a vegan option, please
call Amanda at 908-432-2269 to request vegan option.

Please click here for required advanced registration
Film Registration is Free
Lunch is $10 and MUST be pre-ordered

Organic popcorn will be available for purchase at the event.

Ticket sales will end midday on Saturday April 14th.

SAVE THE DATE — film screening of La Cosecha (The Harvest)
Sunday June 10th, 2012, 1-4 p.m.
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
This film tells the story of the children who feed America, following three child migrant farm workers as they journey with their families following the harvest - from the Texas onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards, and back south to the tomato fields in Florida.

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BOOK CLUB: BLOOD, BONES AND BUTTER: THE INADVERTENT EDUCATION OF A RELUCTANT CHEF
Winter 2012, details TBA
Symposia Bookstore
510 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ

"Winter 2012, details TBA

Written by local chef and owner of Prune, New York, this thoughtful and at-times brutally honest autobiography follows Gabrielle Hamilton on her unintended path from the fields of Bucks County, PA, to a restaurant and gardening life in Manhattan. Join us for an informal discussion of the book followed by a social hour with local food snacks.

4TH ANNUAL LOCAL HARVEST: FARMS, FOOD, AND FAMILY
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12 - 4pm
Morristown High School
50 Early Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

snow date February 12, 2012

$3 donation to Slow Food Northern NJ School Vegetable Garden Programs

Volunteers needed from 10:00AM-5PM--please email: slowfoodnnj@yahoo.com

2011

LOCAL HONEY & CHEESE TASTING AND DISCUSSION WITH A LOCAL BEEKEEPER
Thursday, November 10, 2011, 7pm
Symposia Bookstore
510 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ

Join us for a tasting of local artisanal honey and sumptuous local cheeses. A local beekeeper will be on-hand to discuss the triumphs and challenges of the local apiary.

POTATO HARVEST DAYS
Weekdays, October 2011, Details TBA
Charters Farm
Road and Stephens Park Road
Mount Olive, NJ 07828

"Weekdays, October 2011, Details TBA

Harvest Potatoes with our School Garden Schools

(google maps has the address listed as Budd Lake)

Volunteers please email: slowfoodnnj@yahoo.com

SCHOOL VEGETABLE GARDEN GRANT PROGRAM
Friday, October 28, 2011 is the last day to submit a proposal for the School Vegetable Garden Grant Program.

"Friday, October 28, 2011 is the last day to submit a proposal for the School Vegetable Garden Grant Program.

Find out more, and download the Request for Proposals,  here .

SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD
Friday, September 23, 2011, Reception, 7PM Lecture and Discussion
Symposia Bookstore
510 Washington Street
Hoboken

$4 for Slow Food member and friends, space is limited so sign up today

Confused about what fish to buy and which to avoid? Want to know more about factory fish farming in the northeast and its impact on our environment? Join us for a discussion with local expert Jim Walsh of Food & Water Watch. Jim will explain the issue and ways you can get involved.

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5% DONATION DAY FOR SLOW FOOD NORTHERN NJ SCHOOL GARDEN PROGRAMS
Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 8:00AM to 10:00PM
Whole Foods Market
222 Main Street
Madison, NJ 07940
973-822-8444

Tell your friends, neighbors, coworkers that by stocking up your refrigerator, pantry, and freezer on September 13, 2011 at Whole Food Market Madison, you are helping support Slow Food Northern NJ efforts to have organic vegetable gardens at schools in Northern NJ

September 13, 2011 is a community giving day (otherwise known as “5% Days”) where
five percent of that day’s net sales will be donated to Slow Food Northern NJ School
Garden Programs

Slow Food Northern NJ board members will be at Madison store all day to talk to you about
our school garden program and grant application process.

Sustenance on the Farm Dinner
Sunday, August 21, 2011, 5 - 8pm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Morristown, NJ

Farmer: Rob Kibbe
Chef: Andrea Carbine, À Toute Heure
Chef: Diane Pinder, Donna & Company

Tickets are $155 for horse drawn farm tour and dinner.

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The proceeds from this Sustenance™ on the Farm Dinner will benefit Slow Food Northern NJ School Garden Program and Fosterfields Living Historical Farm's farm programs for school children

Sponsors: Edible Jersey, Natural Awakenings, OpiciWines.Com, Whole Foods Market

Let’s Plant Potatoes Together
was held on Saturday, June 18, 2011, 10am - 12pm at:
Charters Farms
Stephens Park Road
Mount Olive, NJ 07828

Slow Food Northern NJ Spring Wine and Cheese Tasting
was held on Friday, May 20, 2011, 7 - 10pm at:
Van Vleck House and Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

2011 Slow Food Northern NJ Annual Meeting & Farms, Food, & Community
was held on Sunday, May 1, 2011, 1 - 4pm at:
The Cultural Center
300 Mendham Road
Morris Township, NJ 07962

Slow Food Northern NJ School Garden Volunteer Days
Volunteers were needed to help set up school gardens.

Pig Business: the film
was shown on Thursday, March 31, 2011, 7pm at
Maplewood Library
51 Baker Street
Maplewood, NJ

3rd Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food, & Family
was held on Saturday, February 12, 2011, 12 - 4pm (snow date: February 13) at
The Cultural Center
300 Mendham Road
Morris Township, NJ

2010

Maplewood Green Day was held on Saturday, October 9, 2010, 11am - 4pm.

Break Ground & Break Bread
was held on Saturday, September 25, 2010, 10am - 3pm at
The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm
41B Silverlake Road
Blairstown, NJ 07825

Sustenance on the Farm Dinner at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
To benefit Fosterfields Living Historical Farm Programs for school children was held on Sunday, August 22, 2010, 5 - 8 PM
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
Chef: Scott Cutaneo, Equus Tavern
Chef: Diane Pinder, Donna & Company
Winemaker: Organic & Sustainable Opici Wine
Music: Connor Dugan, Fiddle Player

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Sustenance on the Farm Dinner at Plaid Piper Farm
To benefit Slow Food Northern NJ School Garden & Food Justice Programs was held on Sunday, July 18, 2010 4 - 7 PM
Plaid Piper Farm
197 Wykertown Road Branchville, NJ 07826
Farmers: Paul Dalrymple & Eileen Griffiths
Chef: Joseph Cernilglia, Owner, Campania Restaurant
Pastry: Jessica Marotta, Campania Restaurant
Winemaker & Agronomist: Pablo Cuneo, Ruca Malen Estate, Mendoza, Argentina
Music: Traditional Bagpipes

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A Spring Wine Dinner
was held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 7 PM
CulinAriane Restaurant
33 Walnut Street
Montclair, NJ 07042-4930
To purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/113159

The Slow Food Northern NJ 2010 Annual Meeting: Farms, Food, & Community
was held on Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 1-4 PM
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Road
Morris Township, NJ
To purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/101968

A St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Event
was held on March 17, 2010, 7-8.30pm at
The Chocolate Path
94 Walnut Street
Montclair, NJ 07042-3881
To purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/100794

Tunnel Growing Event, Winter Greens Tasting, & Lunch on the Farm
was held February 13, 2010, 1-4pm at Rogowski Farm, Pine Island, NY.

The 2nd Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food, & Family
was held on January 16, 2010, 12-4pm, in Morris Township, NJ.

2009

WILD EDIBLES & FORAGING
was held on Sunday, October 25, 1-4PM in partnership with The Native Plant Society; Wild Edible talk, refreshments made from wild edibles, and a hike through the Watchung Reservation, Trailside Nature Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092.

CSG at Genesis HARVEST FESTIVAL
was held on Sunday, October 18, 2009, at CSG Gardenhouse (harvesting is usually across the road) 16A Silver Lake Road, Blairstown, NJ.

GREEN DAY
was held on Saturday, October 10, 2009, in Maplewood.

OCTOBERFEST
was held on Saturday, October 3, 2009, at Essex County Environmental Education Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue Roseland, NJ 07068, Info 973-228-8776.

Northern New Jersey Eat-Ins for Better School Lunch!
was held on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2009, at various locations around Northern New Jersey.
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Sustenance on the Farm Dinner at Starbrite Farm
Andover, NJ was held on Sunday, August 23, 2009, 4-7:00 PM.

Sustenance on the Farm Dinner at Griggstown Quail Farm
Princeton, NJ was held on Sunday, July 19, 2009, 4-7:00 PM.

The Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization was held on June 8, 2009, 7-830PM at Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 E Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960

LOCAVORE SUNDAY LUNCH was held on May 3, 2009, 5-7PM at TOUTE HEURE, Cranford, NJ.

NEW JERSEY FARM TO SCHOOL CONFERENCE was held on April 18, 2009, 8:30AM to 3:30PM at The Lawrenceville School 2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ .

Slow Food Northern NJ ANNUAL MEETING: FARMS, FOOD, & COMMUNITY was held on April 4, 2009, 2-5PM at Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068.

ITALIAN WINE EDUCATION SERIES:
#3 ITALIAN SUPER WHITES was held on March 20, 2009, 7-9PM, at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

ITALIAN WINE EDUCATION SERIES:
#2 ITALIAN SWEET AND SPARKLING WINES was held on February 27, 2009, 7-9PM, at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

LOCAL HARVEST: FARMS, FOOD, & FAMILY
(part of The Smithsonian Key Ingredients Exhibit) was held on January 17, 2009.

2008

ITALIAN WINE EDUCATION SERIES:
#1 ITALIAN WINES FOR THANKSGIVING & BOOK DISCUSSION was held on Friday November 14, 2008 7-9PM, at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

The 3rd Annual Farm & Food Open House was held on Saturday, September 6, at various farm locations in Warren, Morris, Sussex, and Hunterdon counties.
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Tomato Day was held on Sunday, August 10, from 1 to 4pm, at Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
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100 MILE Five Course Sunday Dinner was held on Sunday, July 20, at 1pm, at Pluckemin Inn.

The best of our local farm food from a 100 mile radius
members $50, non-members $55
Pluckemin Inn, Executive Chef David Felton
Pluckemin, NJ

Terra — Slow Food Book Club was held on Saturday, May 31 at 7pm, at Terra Tea Salon and Fair Trade Market.

Book discussion and a seasonal, local dinner before, available at a very moderate price. Please come and join us for a lively discussion about Omnivore’s Dilemma. Guest speaker Farmer Paul Dalrymple will talk about Joel Salatin.

The Taste & Cultural Flavor of Cambodia was held on Saturday, April 26 at 12:00 noon, at Margaret Noon’s house.

Slow Food NNJ member, Marie LaDuca, recently visited Cambodia where she learned to cook Cambodian dishes in a traditional Cambodian house without running water and electricity. A short film of her experience will be shown. Marie will demonstrate various Cambodian dishes.

Baum Forum presents: Schools, Food and Community was held on Friday & Saturday, April 11&12, 2008, at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City

"Schools, Food and Community" is the third in a series of Baum Forum conferences addressing the implementation of programs and policies that foster healthy food choices and well-being in school children. The 2008 program will focus on strengthening the resolve of children to eat nutritious, fresh foods.
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"Two Angry Moms" Follow up meeting: Continuing the Dialog, School Lunch Programs. Get the Facts & Organize was held on Thursday, March 13, 2008 7:00-9:00PM, at Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

The Two Angry Moms Screening and discussion was inspiring and informative. How do we move forward to improve school lunch programs for our children--we need to understand how the system works and how we can be involved in improving it. We will hear from 3 NJ folks who are in the field, helping to make positive change, and able to provide us with some guidance.

A Savory and Sweet Chocolate Dinner was held on February 23, 2008 at 6:30 pm, at the Church Street Cafe in Montclair.
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NOFA-NJ 18th Annual Winter Conference: GREENER FIELDS, GREENER PASTURES:Growing for Good Health was held on Saturday, January 26, 2008, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, at Hickman Hall, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

New Jersey’s premier gathering for the organic and sustainable food, farming, and gardening community.

Topics for 2008 include:
Nutrition 101: Local, Seasonal, Organic
Changing the Cheap Food Mentality
Nutrition Education On-farm & In Schools
The Farm Bill Update
AND MORE!!!!

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!! www.nofanj.org.

A Local Food in Schools Seminar was held on Friday, January 25, 2008, 8:30 am - 11:00 am & 11:00am - 2:00pm at School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

A seminar being organized by White Dog Community Enterprise's (WDCE's) Farm to Institution Program which will focus on the growing movement to incorporate local food into school cafeterias. Email Seth Budick for more information or to register to attend, at foundation@whitedog.com.

Slow Food NNJ’s Annual Gathering was held on January 19, 2008 at 6:30 pm, at the home of Margaret Noon in Scotch Plains.

A screening of the film Two Angry Moms was held on January 17, 2008 at 7:00 pm at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township. The screening was followed by a discussion with Amy Kalafa, one of the Angry Moms, and Healthful Snacks.
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2007

Organic and Heritage turkeys are available for Thanksgiving!
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Slow Food members interested in school gardens and farm to school programs may attend a special screening of the film Two Angry Moms on November 8th at 6:30pm at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ.
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Slow Food Halloween at Mohican Outdoor Center, Blairstown, NJ
Saturday, October 27, 2007, 1-5:00PM
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Harvest Festival at The Garden, Genesis Farms, 41B Silverlake Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825, Sunday, October 21, 2007, 1:00 PM
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Cheese and Beer Tasting plus Buffet Dinner, at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, Sunday, October 14, 2007, 3-6:00PM
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Demystifying Cheese and Pasta Making, cooking class at Campania Restaurant in Fair Lawn with Chef Joseph Cerniglia, October 6, 2007
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The 2nd Annual Farm and Food Open House, a day of tours and tastings at 13 local NW NJ farms, culminating in a cook-out dinner highlighting food grown and raised by local farmers, September 8, 2007
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Annual Patio Barbecue Class at Tre Piani restaurant, July 13, 2007
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Viking Village Trip, June 9, 2007
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Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food, spoke at Princeton University on May 23, 2007. The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote a great article on Petrini’s visit; you can read it here (if it hasn’t already been archived).

Food and Wine Tasting Benefit, May 19, 2007
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2006

On Sunday, December 3, 2006, the Steering Committee of Slow Food NNJ hosted a Holiday Party for all members, at the beautiful Scotch Plains home of Margaret Noon. See Pictures

In its September 11, 2006 Food issue, The Nation featured a Forum, “One Thing to Do About Food,” edited by Alice Waters. Read More

Slow Food NNJ was featured in an article (PDF format) in Garden Plate magazine for April/May 2006.











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