Free Movie Screening - ‘What’s On Your Plate’

For any peeps out there in north Jersey — I’m helping organize a FREE movie screening of “What’s On Your Plate,” a documentary film in which two 11-year-olds explore the food systems in the New York area. It’s this Sunday at 12:15 p.m. Details on Patch if you’re interested — http://montclair.patch.com/events/family-friendly-movie-screening-and-potluck. (Update: The movie was screened on Sunday, March 18.)

Slow Food Northern NJ’s 4th Annual Local Harvest

Last year this event was a victim of its own success. I couldn’t even get in the door, even though I arrived within 30 minutes of it starting. The year before I did get in the door, but there was hardly anything left to buy.

Maybe this year it will be better? I want to love this event.

Upcoming Winter Event: Don’t miss out, Local Food in the Winter

4th Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food, & Family
Date:
Saturday, February11, 2011  12-4 PM (snow date: February 12)
Location:
Morristown High School
50 Early Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Admission:
$3 donation to Slow Food Northern NJ School Vegetable Garden Programs

Volunteers are needed for this event from 10AM-5PM—reply to slowfoodnnj@yahoo.com

The 4th Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food, and Family will be held Saturday, February 11, 2012 (snow date: February 12) from noon to 4 p.m. at Morristown High School in Morristown. Sponsored by Slow Food Northern New Jersey in partnership with the Morris County Park Commission, the event will bring together over 20 local farmers and food artisans for an afternoon of sustainably, locally produced foods to stock up on for the winter. Local Harvest is in a much larger space this year to accommodate more farmers and artisans with more room for you to shop and socialize.

Visitors can purchase seasonal vegetables and fruit, grass-fed beef and pork, pastured poultry, eggs, cheese, breads, and prepared foods from local growers and producers while learning about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and how to purchase seasonal farm shares. CSAs participating are The Community Supported Garden and School Lunch Farm in Morris County.  

Appleridge Farm, Churutabis Farm, Good Fields Farm, Griggstown Quail Farm, Havenfood Farm, Bobolink Dairy & Bakeyard, and Valley Shepherd Creamery will be on hand with artisan breads, cheeses, organic and pastured meats, and a wide array of poultry

Rogowski Farm and Best Fruit Farm will offer seasonal vegetables and fruit.

Artisan chocolates & sweets for Valentine’s Day from Donna & Company Chocolates, Charley’s Toffee, and Made with Love Organic Bakery. Degage Farm will offer organic eco-handcrafted herbal aromatherapy products for your Valentine.

Displays about Northern NJ’s agricultural past from Fosterfields Living Historical Farm’s interpretive display on early farm life, sustainable farming, and heritage breeds will round out the program.

For more information and list of participating farms, foods artisans, & friends, visit www.slowfoodnnj.org.