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. 

 
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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.
 
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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: http://newarkcfs.org/index.html#about NCFS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SustainNewark NCFS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Newark_SAS
 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Another successful hike

Thanks to everyone who joined Slow Food Northern NJ 
on the foraging hike last weekend 
and to Dan Lipow for his expert guidance.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Foraging-Sept. 2017

 

Foraging Hike, Sunday Sept. 17
2:30-4:30 p.m.

with Dan Lipow of The Foraged Feast

to Benefit

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DATE: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

(Rain date Saturday, Sept. 23)
The event will not be called off in the case of light rain or drizzle


LOCATION: Locust Grove Parking Area in Millburn in the South Mountain Reservation, Essex County, NJ.

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Directions: From the North, go south on Brookside Drive to Glen Ave. (traffic light).  Turn left on Glen Ave. and drive 0.3 miles to Locust Grove parking lot on left, opposite NJ Transit train station and Millburn First Aid Squad.

TIME: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

COST: $20 per person.

Join local wild food enthusiast and forager, Dan Lipow, for a moderately paced hike to search for 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 bounty. Mushrooms, roots and greens will hopefully fill the bags and containers you bring with you.

Note: Bring bags or containers, as well as plenty of water.

Proceeds from the hike will benefit SFNNJ’s school and urban garden fund.

Limited to the first 25 people who register.

Tickets must be bought in advance at Brown Paper Tickets, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3072213. Tickets sell out quickly, so don’t wait! Deadline for ticket purchase is midnight Sept. 16.
 

 

For more information, email: northernnewjerseynj@slowfoodusa.org

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lovely Day for a Hike

May 21, 2017
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Guided by Dan Lipow of The Foraged Feast

We heard about invasive species, like garlic mustard that you can pick to your heart's content, along with the importance of accurately identifying mushrooms. 


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South Mountain Reservation, Essex County NJ

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Stay tuned for details on the next hike in September!
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Spring Foraging Hike-Sold Out

 

This event is sold out.
Please stay tuned for another guided hike in
September 2017



Foraging Hike, Sunday May 21
2:00-5:30 p.m.

with Dan Lipow of The Foraged Feast

to Benefit

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DATE: Sunday, May 21, 2017

(Rain date Saturday, June 3)
The event will not be called off in the case of light rain or drizzle


LOCATION: South Mountain Reservation, Essex County, NJ. Tulip Springs off Cherry Lane in South Orange. Enter parking lot at Boy Scout area.

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From Northfield Ave. go south on Cherry Lane toward Millburn 0.8 miles to entrance on left.

ALTERNATIVE: From South Orange Ave go 0.4 miles north on Cherry Lane. Entrance is on the right hand side. Turn to Tulip Springs parking (straight ahead is the Boy Scout Area).

TIME: 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

COST: $20 per person.

Join local wild food enthusiast and forager, Dan Lipow, for a moderately paced hike to search for 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 bounty. Mushrooms, roots and greens will hopefully fill the bags and containers you bring with you.

Note: Bring bags or containers, as well as plenty of water.

Proceeds from the hike will benefit SFNNJ’s school and urban garden fund.

Limited to the first 25 people who register.

Tickets must be bought in advance at Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets sell out quickly, so don’t wait! Deadline for ticket purchase is midnight May 20.
 

 

For more information, email: northernnewjerseynj@slowfoodusa.org

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Winter Market Recap

Indoor Winter Farmers' Market
at The Woodland in Maplewood, NJ
Feb. 5, 2017


Thanks to all of our volunteers, everyone who visited and to our dedicated purveyors of good, clean and fair food.
 
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Among vendors’ offerings: Grass-fed meats and pasture-raised poultry fed non-GMO grain from Churutabis, Cherry Grove, Purely, Aspen Ridge 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; honey from Tassot Apiaries; wild and cultivated mushrooms from The Foraged Feast; organic Greek olive oils and tapenades from Ev Eleon; fresh artisanal pasta from Nicola’s Pasta Fresca; chili from Wild Honey Catering; pickled vegetables from Frank’s Pickled Peppers; live cultured food and drink from Locktown Farm, bone broths and stews from Bone-In; avocado-based treats from The Guac Spot and granola from Lazy Susan’s Granola and Krunch Kitchen.
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