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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.











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