This is the tenth year of the “Eat Slow” Winter Farmers Markets, and now they are co-organized by Slow Food Central New Jersey and the West Windsor Community Farmers Market.
There will be FOUR of them, all in the same location, the D&R Greenway in Princeton.
The first market kicks off on Saturday, December 13 at D&R Greenway LandTrust. The December market will focus on holiday food gifts, natural soaps and fiber products for your entire gift giving needs. You’ll also find the season’s best local foods for your own pantry.
Market dates are December 13, January 10, February 14, & March 14.
Time is 10am-2pm
D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place (Off Rosedale Rd)
Princeton, NJ 08540
There is a $3 suggested donation to benefit the Central New Jersey chapter of Slow Food. Parking is free.
This popular event connects local farmers, food artisans and clean, fair and good food fans. Join them for a wide array of locally grown and produced foods including cheese, wine, mushrooms, grass-fed meats, pastured eggs, breads and baked goods, jams, sauces, honey, hard to find local winter produce and much more, plus live music.
Slow Food USA is working to change the food system through a network of volunteer chapters all over the country. The Central Jersey chapter holds education and awareness events such as potlucks, off-season farmers markets, trainings and workshops. These farmers markets spread awareness and allow folks to enjoy locally grown and healthful foods while helping to support local farms and food artisans throughout the winter months.
Visit www.slowfoodcentralnj.org or westwindsorfarmersmarket.org for a full list of farms and vendors or call 609-933-4452 for more information.
Faith, thank you so much, for furthering (of course you would!) the cause, the vision of Slow Food, and for bringing D&R Greenway to the fore.
It’s always fun to attend the markets there, because the barn was Robert Wood Johnson’s. Built in 1900, it once held horses, cows, chickens, pigs and eggs. The Johnson family’s food came from that barn and those pastures and fields. We have barn doors on our offices. The hay pulleys are still in place overhead.
If our Bill Flemer (who manages St. Michaels Farm Preserve) plays his down home Bluegrass, (Riverside Bluegrass Band), or others perform in a similar vein, it adds to the country feel. Not exactly a barn-raising — a consciousness-raising? But, above all, fun!
The produce and baked goods and beverages and woven products really seem to stand out against the weathered wood and those ‘new’ beams brought in, which date from the 1800’s.
In my nine years at D&R Greenway, we have moved more and more deeply into farmland preservation, keeping them as working farms wherever we can. This is so crucial, as you know better than anyone, to our Garden State.