From Slow Food Northern NJ:
Slow Food Northern NJ and Maplewood Loves Wellness will sponsor an indoor winter farmers market on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 from noon to 4 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Rd., in Maplewood, NJ (snow date is Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016).
This indoor market is an opportunity to meet local farmers and food artisans, and to stock up on the best of local, sustainably produced foods while supporting the growth of school and community vegetable gardens in low-income areas of northern New Jersey. This year our market features more than 30 farmers and artisanal food makers, including Jess Niederer of Chickadee Creek Farm, voted 2016 Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year by the NJ Department of Agriculture.
Visitors can purchase seasonal vegetables, grass-fed beef, pastured pork, goat, lamb and poultry, eggs, cheese, breads, mushrooms, chocolate, coffee, pickles, jams, olive oils and other prepared foods.
Among the offerings: Grass-fed meats and pasture-raised poultry fed non-GMO feed from Churutabis, Cherry Grove, Purely and Stryker farms; artisan cheese from Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse and Cherry Grove Farm; breads and baked goods from Apple Ridge Farms, Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse and Ester’s Treats; vegetables from Rogowski Farm and Chickadee Creek Farm; organic raw chocolate from Vita Organic Foods; honey from Tassot Apiaries; wild mushrooms from DiningWild; organic Greek olive oils and tapenades from Ev Eleon; fresh artisanal pasta from Nicola’s Pasta Fresca; coffee from Jersey city’s Modcup; prepared chili from Wild Honey Catering; pickled vegetables from Frank’s Pickled Peppers; bone broths from Bone-In; and granola from Lazy Susan’s Granola.
A suggested donation of $3 at the door supports Slow Food Northern NJ’s school and community garden fund, helping to supply fresh, organic vegetables to low-income families in Newark and Jersey City. A portion of the proceeds will also help fund the activities of Maplewood Loves Wellness.
Slow Food NNJ’s current projects include:
Jersey City: Gardens have been started and integrated into the curriculum of five preschools in the city serving low-income children and their families.
Newark: Slow Food Northern NJ is donating funds to the SWAG Project, which operates two organic vegetable gardens in the South Ward, partners with area schools and operates two farmers’ markets in the city.
Slow Food Northern New Jersey is one of 175 Slow Food chapters across the country. We support local farmers, ranchers and fishers. Our mission is to counter the effects of a destructive industrial food system by advocating for food that is good, clean and fair:
GOOD: Our food should be tasty, seasonal, local, fresh and wholesome.
CLEAN: Our food should be produced in ways that preserve biodiversity, sustain the environment and ensure animal welfare, without harming human health. We oppose the use of synthetic chemicals and genetically engineered crops.
FAIR: Our food should be affordable by all, while respecting the dignity of labor from field to fork.
Click on images below to enlarge. Images are from the December 2015 market at The Woodland.