Sunday, January 6, 2019

Indoor Farmers' Market - Feb. 3, 2019

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$3 donation

Proceeds fund school and
community gardens

Meet local farmers
and food artisans

Stock up for your Super Bowl party

Pick up treats for
the Lunar New Year
or Valentine's Day

Support our school and community gardens

Hope to see you there!
Indoor Farmers’ Market
    Sunday, February 3, 2019
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    @ The Woodland
    60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, NJ

Read about our last market @ Jersey Bites: An Afternoon of Slow Food: 10 Things to Know and Love


For more info. or to get involved with this local Slow Food Chapter, email us at

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Terra Madre Day Market - Dec. 9, 2018


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invites you to a special Terra Madre Day

Indoor Farmers’ Market

    Sunday, December 9, 2018
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    @ The Woodland
    60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, NJ

Suggested $3 donation
Proceeds fund school and community gardens

• Meet local farmers and food artisans
• Stock up for the holidays
• Support school and community gardens


Terra Madre Day (officially Dec. 10) is Slow Food’s annual day to promote the diversity of food traditions and production, and show how our network is using its creativity and knowledge to express our love for the planet and defend the future for the next generations.

For more info:

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Join Us For Give What You Can Day

Come to the Table

It's give what you can day!

We have a special offer today: Join Slow Food for any dollar amount. Can you give $5? Or $100? It's up to you. We want to be sure that Slow Food membership is accessible to all. Join at any level here.

Your donation is tax deductible and will directly support Slow Food USA initiatives and communities. Why do people support Slow Food? Hear it directly from our members below.

We hope you'll join us at the table and join Slow Food!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tune in LIVE to Slow Food Nations!

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A festival of flavor, culture and exploration!

From the Taste Marketplace and Eat Street, to workshops and family fun, we’re taking over Larimer Square in downtown Denver. Kick it off with an opening party featuring the best of Colorado, and connect with farmers and artisans, chefs and food lovers over the weekend.

BUT, if you can’t be here in person, please tune into our live video stream of the summit panels! This is the first time we're livestreaming the festival, and we hope you take some time this weekend to Slow Down with us.

The Slow Food Team


Slow Food Nations LIVE Schedule

The Future of the Food Movement
Friday, July 13, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Farming for the Future
Saturday, July 14, 11:45am – 1:30pm

When Disaster Strikes
Saturday, July 14, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

The Buzz About Biodiversity
Sunday, July 15, 11:45am – 1:30pm

Waste Not, Want Not
Sunday, July 15, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Free Film Screening and Tasting

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Free Film Screening and Tasting:
"Deeply Rooted"
Sat. March 10, 2018 ✦ 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Turrell Gymnasium, 2nd Fl.
East Orange YMCA
159 N. Munn Avenue *
East Orange, New Jersey 07017
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Thank you to everyone who has already registered.  The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Sat. for this free screening of the documentary "Deeply Rooted," exploring the life and work of Louisiana farmer John Coykendall, a renowned heirloom seed saver, master gardener at Blackberry Farm, and a champion of biodiversity and the Ark of Taste. For decades, he has recorded the growing techniques, recipes, and folktales of farmers and gardeners in more than 80 beautifully illustrated journals.  He documents ancestral growing practices and saves seeds to share with future generations – while there is still time.

Accompanying the film, we will have
red beans and rice made from heritage Louisiana red beans.  Soft drinks will also be provided.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.  Please register here by March 8, 2018. 

The film (55 min.) was produced by Christina Melton for Louisiana Public Broadcasting and distributed in the fall of 2017 by American Public Television.

For more information, contact

* Updated street address better reflects parking access.  There is also parking at Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts, 35 Winans Ave. and in a cul-de-sac lot on the NE side of William St.
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“Seeds carry with them more than the potential to sustain people as food; they are living history of the people who cared and tended to them and cultivated them and passed them down.”
— John Coykendall


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Indoor Winter Farmers' Market-Feb 4, 2018

Please Join Us This Sunday
Annual Indoor Winter Farmers' Market
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Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
Snow date: Feb. 11
12 - 4 p.m.
The Woodland, 60 Woodland Rd.
Maplewood, NJ

Stock up on sustainably produced foods from local farms including pasture-raised beef, pork, goat, lamb and chicken; produce, cheeses, eggs, bread, baked goods, honey and prepared foods.

Apple Ridge FarmAspen Ridge FarmBobolink Dairy & BakehouseChurutabisDogwood FarmsThe Foraged FeastFrank’s Pickled PeppersThe Guac SpotJams by KimJava’s CompostKrunch KitchenLickt GelatoNicola’s Pasta Fresca •  Purely FarmRogowski FarmStryker Farms

Suggested donation of $3 at door to benefit Slow Food NNJ's school and community garden program.

Monday, November 20, 2017

New Initiatives in Newark

Launch Party Report
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On Nov. 15, 2017 at the Newark Public Library, we were happy to lend support to the establishment of a new collective: The Newark Community Food System.
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The capacity crowd included members of the public along with community partners like Whole Foods Newark, Elegant Bouquet Kitchen, Garden of Worker Bees, Traveling Mad Inc., Harvest Table Eatery, New Ark Farms (Ironbound Hard Cider), AeroFarms, Kids in Business, WSM Associates LLC and Wisdom Shapes Minds Community Development Corporation.
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Appropriately, there was a delicious array of food and drink
at this gathering of new friends and supporters.

The audience heard from
the members of NCFS,
led by Tobias A. Fox. 


Other members of the collective include:

Mecca Keyes – Newark native, a Leadership Newark fellow, Newark NAACP Economic Development Committee Chairperson.

Madeline Boughton – a Newark native, founder of Mad Travel, Inc., and has an MA in Global Communication from The American University of Paris.

Dr. Stephanie Aisha Steplight Johnson – Director of Student Development and Career Services at Essex County College, has a PhD in African American Studies from Temple University, on the Newark NAACP Executive Committee, and is President of the Newark Lions Club.

Amarilys Olivo Mockabee – founder of Garden of Worker Bees, an organic community garden, provides nutrition, health and garden education, serves as a Volunteer Project Coordinator at Jersey Cares, has a BS in Business Management from Rutgers University.

C. Christopher (“Chris”) Sanders – founding partner, and president and CEO of WSM Associates, LLC, and founder of Wisdom Shapes Minds Community Development Corp., a nonprofit that implements educational programs throughout the Newark community, has a Bachelor of Architecture from Hampton University.

Fianah McMillan – native to Newark, is a Brand Strategist and Web Designer, a graduate of Science Park High School.

Alexis Trujillo Graham – is a Farmer’s Market Coordinator with Ironbound Community Corporation, has a Bachelor’s in Communications and a Master’s in Public Policy from Monmouth University.

Barbara G. Weiland – has 44 years of elementary and middle school teaching experience within Newark, envisioned and created KIDS IN BUSINESS® (KIB), organizes a garden through Newark’s Adopt-A-Lot program.

Garfield Smith – Newark native, an entrepreneur and environmentalist at heart, solar distributor and real estate developer.
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Russ Paladino and
DJ Rhino.
The main message from NCFS is:

"Farmer, gardener, journalist, photographer, educator or just a believer in the value of real food and sustainibility, we'd love to have you with us."
Connect with them yourself --
NCFS web site: NCFS Facebook page: NCFS on Twitter: