Slow Food NJ Hosts Winter Farmers Market at The Woodland 2/1

by The Village Green
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Does the cold, dreary weather have you dreaming of farmers markets? Good news: Slow Food Northern NJ is hosting its 7th Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food & Family, an all-indoor farmers market featuring locally-grown and produced food, at The Woodland in Maplewood on Saturday.

This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on local, seasonal goodies for the winter.

Sponsored by Slow Food in partnership with Maplewood Loves Wellness, the event will take place Sunday, February 1 from 12 – 4 p.m at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood. (Snow date February 8.)

The market brings together over 20 local farmers and food producers offering sustainable, local food including: grass-fed meats and pasture-raised poultry from Breakaway and Churutabis Farms; goat meat and naturally raised pork from Stryker Farm; artisan cheese from Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, Cherry Grove Farm, Flint Hill Farm and Valley Milkhouse; artisan breads and baked goods from Appleridge Farm, Arturo’s Restaurant and Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse; vegetables, prepared foods and baked goods from Rogowski Farm and Black Dirt Gourmet; winter vegetables and infused vinegars from Josie Porter Biodynamic Farm; artisan chocolates from Donna & Company; gelato from Lickt Gelato; honey products from Tassot Apiaries; granola from Lazy Susan Granola and eco-crafted herbal products from Degage Gardens.

While shopping, learn more about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), serving Morris, Essex, Somerset, & Warren County, and how to purchase a seasonal share of certified organic produce.

Admission is $3. That goes to support Slow Food Northern NJ’s School Vegetable Garden Programs, which has provided 30 school vegetable garden grants to help educate children about where their food comes from and how to make heathy eating choices.

Jersey City Public School Vegetable Garden educator Mark Buttner will be on hand to talk about school garden programs. Teachers, parents, and school administrators will be able to sign up for school garden materials and fundraising events sponsored by the restaurant chain Chipotle, a school vegetable garden partner of Slow Food Northern NJ.

For snow closing information, phone 908-451-0051.


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