Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Local Harvest

By Brianne Harrison

In last week’s blog, I mentioned the 2nd Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food, & Family, but considering the growth in interest in sustainability and eating local, I think it deserves a bit more attention.

Local Harvest is being hosted by Slow Food Northern NJ in partnership with the Morris County Park Commission. From Noon to 4 p.m. on January 16, you can meet local farmers and food artisans, shop for some delicious pantry staples or intriguing new additions, and learn more about sustainable farming and local CSAs.

Help yourself to grass-fed beef and pork from Plaid Piper Farm in Branchville; artisan cheeses and breads from Bob-O-Link Dairy & Bakeyard, Appleridge Farm, and Valley Shepherd Creamery; organic teas from Ducky Life Tea; and organic handcrafted herbal aromatherapy products from Degage Gardens. Plus, you can bone up on your history with the Morris County Historical Society and Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. If you’re really dedicated to supporting local agriculture, you can purchase seasonal farm shares at Genesis Farm and Rogowski Farm.

New Jersey is one of the most densely populated states in the country, and its farms are disappearing fast. This is your chance to sample and support some of the best the Garden State has to offer and help ensure it’s still around for future generations to enjoy as well.

For more information, visit slowfoodnnj.org.


Ivy said...

The URL is actually http://www.slowfoodnnj.org/

New Jersey Life said...

My mistake! Thanks for pointing that out and setting me straight!