Sunday, November 8, 2015

A memorable meal ...

Thank you to Chef Todd Villani and the staff at Terre à Terre in Carlstadt for hosting the four-course fall farm-to-table dinner on Oct. 8 to benefit Slow Food Northern NJ's School and Community Garden Fund.  

It was a beautiful setting.
And a great example of the variety, freshness and flavor of locally-sourced, seasonal fare.

Please check back soon for upcoming events!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sept. Foraging Hike Wrap-Up

== Spring Foraging event set for May 22, 2016 ==

Thanks to everyone who made it out to South Mountain Reservation on Sept. 13 for what turned out to be a wonderfully sunny hike.

And hats off to Dan Lipow of DiningWild LLC.  With careful guidance, he showed us some of the bounty in our own back yard.

We came away with sassafras seedlings for tea (or homemade root beer) ...

... and filled the basket with ringless honey mushrooms.  How did your spore print turn out?

We look forward to seeing you at a future event.  We’ve already put a spring foraging hike on the schedule with DiningWild LLC for May 22, 2016.  Details/location info. will be distributed closer to the event, but mark your calendars now!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Book Early -- Seating is limited!

Four-Course Fall Farm to Table Dinner

to Benefit Slow Food Northern NJ’s School and Community Garden Fund
Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
The deadline for this event has been extended.
Buy tickets by Sat. Oct. 3, 2015.

Thurs. Oct. 8, 2015  - 7 p.m.

 Chef Todd Villani

312 Hackensack Street, Carlstadt, NJ 07072

Slow Food members: $80 per person
non-members: $85 per person

Prices include tax and gratuity.
BYO wine or beer.

Shibumi Farm deviled mushroom stuffed with truffle/duck/thyme 
Fire-roasted butternut squash soup/crispy farro/sage 
Sockeye salmon/cauliflower purée/bacon-roasted brussels sprouts/charred chive and caper vinaigrette 
Slow and low-braised short ribs/goat cheese potato gratin/sautéed greens/Cipollini onions 
Apple croissant bread pudding/cinnamon gelato 
Meat and/or fish can be removed from dishes to accommodate vegetarians 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


DATE: Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 (Rain date Sunday Sept. 27, 2015)

LOCATION: South Mountain Reservation, Essex County, NJ. Meet at the dog park

TIME: 9:30 a.m. to noon

COST: $10 per person.

Join local wild food enthusiast and forager, Dan Lipow, owner of DiningWild, for a three-mile, moderately paced hike, as we focus on seasonally available wild food. Dan will share his knowledge of edible plants and fungi as frequent stops are made to learn about and collect nature’s bountyr. Mushrooms, nuts, roots and greens will hopefully fill the bags and containers you bring with you. Proceeds from the hike will benefit SFNNJ’s school and community garden fund. Snacksand plenty of water recommended.

Limited to the first 25 people who register. Tickets must be bought in advance at Brown Paper Tickets BUY HERE  Deadline for ticket purchase is midnight Sept. 12. 

For more information, email:

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Prepared by Chef Todd Villani of Terre a Terre 



      Prepared by Chef Todd Villani of Terre a Terre

            To benefit the Slow Food NNJ School and Community Garden Fund

WHERE:       Terre a Terre, 312 Hackensack Street, Carlstadt, NJ 07072

WHEN:          Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

TIME:                         7 p.m.

COST:           $80 per person for Slow Food members

                        $85 per person for non-members

                        (Cost includes tax and gratuity)


Reservations must be made by Sept. 30, 2015 :  Buy Tickets Now



Shibumi Farm deviled mushroom stuffed with truffle/duck/thyme

First Course

Fire-roasted butternut squash soup/ crispy farro/ sage

Second Course

Sockeye salmon/ cauliflower puree /bacon-roasted brussels sprouts/ charred chive and caper vinaigrette

Third Course

Slow and low-braised short ribs/ goat cheese potato gratin/ sauteed greens/Cipollini onions


Apple croissant bread pudding/ cinnamon gelato

BYO wine or beer

(Meat and/or fish can be removed from dishes to accommodate vegetarians)

Chef Todd Villani has worked alongside “Top Chef” Marcus Samuelsson at New York’s Aquavit and this year was chosen to prepare a dinner, “Garden State Bounty,” at the James Beard House. A recent review of Terre a Terre in The New York Times declared, “Todd Villani prepares some of the best locally sourced New American dishes in New Jersey.”

For more information, call  973-761-7205 or 973-762-4935;  or email

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Welcome to Slow Food Northern New Jersey

Our new website is currently under construction!   

Slow Food Northern NJ has two primary goals: to foster earth stewardship through the development of school gardens in New Jersey and to support food justice programs in the underserved communities of the Garden State. Slow Food Northern NJ is also dedicated to spreading awareness and nurturing appreciation of slowing down to enjoy healthy, locally grown food by connecting New Jersey residents with earth-friendly farmers, chefs, and food makers.

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