Friday, July 15, 2016

Aug. 9 Dinner-Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen

red snail-simpleThe biggest event in the Slow Food universe is Terra Madre & Salone del Gusto.  It happens every two years in Turin, Italy.  Chefs, teachers, farmers, writers, gardeners, food producers and citizens from over 150 countries meet in support of the global movement for good, clean and fair food for all. 

This September, Slow Food Northern NJ has two delegates (of about 200 from all U.S. chapters) chosen to attend: Andrea Lekberg, Chef/Owner of The Artist Baker, in Morristown and Theresa Dinan, Treasurer, Slow Food Northern NJ.

Please join us on Tues. Aug. 9, 2016 for a dinner, curated by Chef Lekberg at the Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen.  Your support will help to send the SFNNJ delegation to Turin and will benefit the SFNNJ school and community garden fund.
Aug. 9, 2016 - 7 p.m.
Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, 110 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960
$95 per person
Please click below to purchase dinner tickets.
This dinner will highlight seasonal Northern New Jersey cuisine and cooks.
There will be vegetarian options. 

First course: Oysters from New Jersey's Forty North Oyster Farm and homemade oyster crackers.

Second course: Pizza created by Elana Iaciofano. Elana is Colavita USA's creative director and culinary instructor.

Third course: Salad made by Andrea Lekberg featuring fresh greens from Grow it Green Morristown.

Fourth course: Kevin Sippel from Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen will be creating a seasonal pasta dish.

Fifth course: Erica Leahy, Pastry Chef at JHBK and “Queen of Ice Cream,” will finish off the meal with an ice cream dessert.

A selection of affordable wines chosen by Chris Cannon will be available by the glass or bottle for purchase.  Coffee and tea included.
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Volunteer Work Day - June 15

Please join us for a Volunteer Work Day at SWAG Project, an urban farm in Newark.
DATE: Wed. June 15
(Rain date Wed. June 22)

LOCATION: 343 Meeker Ave. Newark

TIME: 9 a.m. to noon
We will be weeding, pruning and planting vegetables at the farm, which is part of Planting Seeds of Hope, a non-profit that uses urban agriculture and food justice programs to transform communities. Bring sunscreen, water bottles and boots or old sneakers. Stay as little or as long as you like.
There is street parking on Meeker Ave. or around the corner on Peshine or Jeliff streets. Because parking is sometimes tight, carpooling is suggested. The event will be moved to June 22 in the case of heavy rain. Spots are limited, so don’t delay!

To sign up:
For more information, email northernnewjerseynj@slowfoodusa.orgSFNNJ logo
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Friday, May 27, 2016

Foraging Hike-May 2016

Report from the woods
Foraging Hike-May 2016

DSC07826 We had perfect overcast conditions and an enthusiastic group for last weekend's foraging hike in the South Mountain Reservation.  Thanks to Dan Lipow (pictured) of The Foraged Feast (formerly DiningWild) for his time and expertise in leading us through the woods.

The low-bush blueberries weren't quite ripe for picking, but there was as much garlic mustard as we wanted.


Among the other plants we passed were Jack-in-the-Pulpit, trout lily, greenbriar, wild grape vine, sassafras and burdock.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Foraging Hike with DiningWild - South Mtn. Reservation - May 21, 2016 - SOLD OUT. Please join us next time!


Foraging Hike, Sat. May 21, 9:30-noon

with Dan Lipow of DiningWild

to Benefit

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DATE: Saturday, May 21, 2016

(Rain date Saturday, June 4)
The event will not be called off in the case of light rain or drizzle

LOCATION: South Mountain Reservation, Essex County, NJ. Turtle Back Rock Parking Area.

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To get to Turtle Back Parking Area: From Pleasant Valley Way/Cherry Lane, go EAST on Northfield Ave. About one quarter mile past South Mountain Arena turn RIGHT at the traffic light at Walker Rd. Park entrance will be on the right.  

TIME: 9:30 a.m. to noon

COST: $12 per person.

Join local wild food enthusiast and forager, Dan Lipow, owner of DiningWild, for a moderately paced hike through the reservation 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 bounty. We are likely to spot mushrooms and spring greens such as sassafras and garlic mustard.

Bring bags or containers with you, 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:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Record Attendance at the February Winter Farmers' Market

Thanks for coming — and donating.

The line out the door on Feb. 7, 2016 at The Woodland in Maplewood, NJ.

A busy Winter Farmers' Market.
Slow Food NNJ Chair Julia Lawlor was interviewed by News 12 NJ.

Frank of Frank's Pickled Peppers said his mango chutney was a big seller.
Dan Stein and Sylvia Becker of Wild Honey Catering came with 4 large tubs of organic chili and sold out before the end of the market.

Kim of Jams by Kim said last summer's NJ peaches were the best.  She had the last of her peach jam, along with many other flavors, ready for the picking.
The first-ever Slow Food NNJ Winter Market cafe opens at The Woodland.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Feb. 7, 2016 - Winter Market Vendors

Please join us for the next

Sponsored by:

Slow Food Northern New Jersey


Apple Ridge Farm -- breads, pretzels, gnocchi, pies, granola, mustards, dips

Bobolink -- breads, grass-fed cows’ milk cheeses, butter, grass-fed beef, pork, veal, pasta, pesto, grass-fed cows’ milk, cream, yogurt smoothies

Bone-In -- bone broths, pastured meats, poultry, pork, prepared foods, stews
Cherry Grove Farm -- cheese and pastured beef, lamb, pork, chicken

Cherry Grove Farm -- cheese and pastured beef, lamb, pork, chicken

Chickadee Creek Farm -- vegetables

Churutabis Farm -- pastured poultry

DéGagé Gardens -- aromatherapy products, including eye pillows and body wraps

◆ DiningWild -- mushrooms

Edible Jersey -- magazine

Ester’s Treats -- organic baked goods

Ev Eleon olive oils -- organic Greek olive oils and tapenades

Flavor Your Health -- health bars

Frank’s Pickled Peppers -- pickled vegetables

Jams by Kim -- jams, chutneys

Lazy Susan’s Granola  -- granola

Lickt Gelato -- gelato

Nicola’s Pasta Fresca -- fresh pasta

Purely Farm -- pastured meats including pork, sausages, bacon, turkey

Rogowski Farm -- vegetables

Stryker Farm -- pastured pork, goat, lamb

Tassot Apiaries -- honey and honey products

The Spotted Egg -- quail and quail eggs

Vita Organic Foods -- organic raw chocolate

Wild Honey Catering -- organic chili