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Foodshed Alliance is hosting another Farm-to-Fork Celebration. Get your tickets here!
Join the Foodshed Alliance at Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique in Newton, NJ where Chef and Owner Andre deWaal will prepare dinner for a Farm-to-Fork Celebration of Local Foods and Farms that incorporates locally grown foods into his creations.
|Sunday, January 27, 2013
Cocktail Hour: 4:00 pm / Dinner: 5:00 pm
Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique
188 Spring Street, Newton NJ 07860
What can be better than sourcing local food? Come to the 2012 Slow Food Central NJ’s “EAT SLOW” Winter Farmers Markets in December, January and February and stock up on locally produced meats, breads, mushrooms, cheeses, wine, baked goods, sweets, pies and much more.
Edible Manhattan is putting on a How to…Holiday event at the Brooklyn Brewery.
Monday, December 3rd from 8pm to 10pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start talking pies, turkeys and preserves! Join us for an evening of tasty lectures from the professionals and walk away with a set of tips to make sure your holiday entertaining is seamless and delicious!
Lectures and tips from:
Rachel’s Pies will teach you How To Bake a Blue Ribbon Pie
Fleisher’s Grass-fed and Organic Meats will teach you How To Roast the Perfect Turkey
Brooklyn Oenology Winery will teach you How To Choose a Delicious and Affordable Holiday Wine
Come hungry, there will be food for purchase from the Kimchi Taco truck.
Brooklyn Brewery beers will be available for $5.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, proceeds from the event will be donated to the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Brooklyn Recovery Fund.
Tickets are available on Edible Manhattan!
Earlier this summer, USFRA put out a call for standout farmers and ranchers who are proud of what they do, eager to share their stories of continuous improvement with others and are actively involved today in telling those stories to enter the search for the “Faces of Farming and Ranching”. Farmers and ranchers from different commodity groups, farming practices, sizes and geographies applied – and among all of the quality entrants received, we’re down to nine finalists.
These finalists have met with a panel of judges, and now you can learn more about them and vote for who you think is an ideal spokesperson for agriculture. Click on a finalist below to watch a short video and/or read about their story, then vote for your favorite (one vote per day, per person). Online votes will contribute to the final score that will determine the 3-4 Faces of Farming and Ranching winners. After you vote, feel free to share online via the buttons provided. You must be logged into FoodDialogues.com to vote. Registration is required to help maintain the integrity of voting and your email address will not be shared or sold to any third parties.
The voting period ends on Dec. 15, 2012. Winners will be announced in January 2013.
Eric is co-founder and owner of City Roots. This 3.5-acre farm in South Carolina includes approximately 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables, bees (not only for honey…
St. Paul, OR
Brenda’s grandfather started this farm over 60 years ago as a dryland farm. Her father took over in the 1970s and Brenda is now being transitioned to run this 1,000-acre…
Chris and her husband Kevin are 5th generation farmers – farming with his parents and brother. They raise hogs, cattle, hay and row crops. It is a 1,500 sow farrow-to-finish…
P & S Farms is owned jointly by Bo, his wife Missy, and his parents. They grow 2,300 acres of row crops (corn, wheat and soybeans). They also have six swine finishing…
Nilsen Farms is a contract turkey grower in California. The ranch was established in 1983 by Tim’s father Norm and has been continually evolving over the years…
Janice and her husband Jake were both raised on beef/grain farms in Ohio. They built a house on the farm and wanting something of their own, bought a feed yard in central…
Katie and her husband Andy (7th generation farmer) raise corn, soybeans and seed corn. Welcoming tour groups to their farm is a family tradition starting back in the…
Daphne and her husband, Lloyd, are 4th generation farmers. Along with their two daughters, they operate a dairy farm and raise corn for silage and alfalfa hay on 1,300…
Will and his father own/operate a dairy farm in Lamar County, Alabama. The dairy has been in continuous operation since Will’s grandfather established it on his…