Cherry Grove Farm’s long time General Manager is leaving for, er, new pastures, so the farm’s owners are looking for a new farm manager. Read all about it here. This largely organic farm does it all, meat, cheese, eggs, and more, so it’s a big job, and maybe a good one for a couple to share.
Meanwhile, check out the farm related events below –
East Brunswick kicks off it’s first Winter Farmers Market on Saturday March 10, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Community Arts Center located at 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Free parking and admission–bring your own shopping bags.
Vendors’ products will include grass-fed beef, cheese, all natural poultry, eggs, pickles, salsa, wine, local honey, bee hive kits and supplies, spring flowers, early spring crop seedlings, lavender products, hand crafted vegetable based soaps, hot pepper sauces, beer making kits, jams, alpaca wool, and pet treats.
Additionally, information will be available on Rutgers Gardens, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), organic produce delivery, permaculture, composting, backyard poultry, beekeeping and more. During the warm growing season, community members enjoy farm fresh products from the Rutgers Gardens. For more information on the East Brunswick Winter Farmers Market visit www.friendsebec.com.
And here’s the latest from Zone 7 (clearly, there is no more off season for farmers!):
February 22: Dinner w/ Zone 7 at South Wark Restaurant in Philadelphia, the 4 course meal will focus on ways to eat local. Details and tickets can be purchased at: http://www.southwarkrestaurant.com/events.cfm
March 11: Brewer’s Plate at Fair Food Philly – One-of-a-kind tasting event that pairs craft beer with local gourmet food. More information can be found at: http://www.fairfoodphilly.org/
April 1: Philly Farm & Food Fest, A collaboration between Fair Food Philly and PASA, Philly Farm Fest will feature many regional farmers, food producers, artisanal food businesses, and other providers of sustainable goods and services from across the region. More information can be found at http://phillyfarmfest.org.