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Busy weekend at Terhune Orchards

Busy weekend at Terhune Orchards

There’s always lots going on at Terhune Orchards, and this weekend is no exception, with food events on both Saturday and Sunday. Here’s the information just as it was sent to me, I’m doing the expedient thing here while I finish an editing project I’m working on. Closing in on finishing that! Have a delicious weekend … Continue reading

NOFA-NJ Annual Conference coming up January 30-31

NOFA-NJ Annual Conference coming up January 30-31

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey’s 26th annual Food and Farming Winter Conference takes place January 30-31 at Brookdale Community College. Over 50 workshops on food, farming and gardening will be offered with sessions running from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on both days. There are five tracks: Beginning Farmer, Advanced Farmer, Gardening, Food & … Continue reading

Mr. Lin’s Palace Garden

Mr. Lin’s Palace Garden

Follow me up to Morristown, where good friends Humphrey and Angela Chang recently hosted me and fellow food-writer Pat Tanner at lunch. They’ve become friends with the personable John Lin, owner of Lin’s Palace,  right across from the Morristown Hyatt,  for 31 years and counting. To the average Western customer this might appear to be a typical … Continue reading

String Cheese from Fulper Farms

String Cheese from Fulper Farms

I am turning into my father. Well, culinarily speaking, that is. He loved the classic Armenian snack of cucumber and string cheese. First, the cucumber. The cucumber used to be from his garden, then in later years, from the grocery store or farmers market. I just love the small, tender Persian cucumbers I find at Trader Joe’s, … Continue reading

Dîner Inn Blanc

Dîner Inn Blanc

You won’t want to delay signing up for this very special community event! Princeton residents are invited to join students of Princeton University’s Forbes College and Whitman College for the best bargain in town: the second annual “Dîner Inn Blanc” under twinkling lights. “This dinner is all about community of the table,” said Fran McManus, … Continue reading

Bzzzz!

Thank you Edible Jersey for reminding me that today is Honey Bee Awareness Day, as proclaimed by the US Department of Agriculture last year.  This year’s theme: “Local Honey – Good for you, the bees, and the environment!” My grandfather kept bees “out back,” so I grew up eating honey and loved to eat warm toast … Continue reading

Canal House Cooking Volume No. 4

Each new volume from Canal House Cooking thrills me.  Number 4 is all about the bounty from farm markets and gardens, and you’ll find so many lovely, and often elegantly simple, recipes that you’ll almost wish this hot and humid summer would never end.  I’ve sent gift subscriptions (there are three volumes each year) to a … Continue reading

Have some organic potato salad on the Fourth

A current article in Nature, a highly respected peer-reviewed scientific journal, describes research showing that organic potato farming practices promote more “evenness” in predator diversity which leads to more balanced pest control.  The end result?  “…their study found that the increased evenness of organic farms compared with that of conventional farms led to 18% lower pest densities and … Continue reading

Grow/Raise Your Own

Brought to you by Slow Food Central New Jersey! Learn to grow organic vegetables, and pasture raised chickens ard rabbits This June 12 workship is taught by Garden Educator Matt Wilkinson, who holds a degree in agricultural education from Purdue University. Let Matt show you how to sow, grow, and hoe at home! DATE: Saturday, June 12 … Continue reading