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Here’s what the New Jersey and Eastern PA area are dishing up this month! Keep checking back as this page will be updated as new events come to our attention. If you have an event you would like to submit, click here.

 

November 4: Third Annual Cow Parade

Cherry Grove Farm (Lawrencville, NJ)

“Join us on the farm for a celebration of the harvest, with an evening of food and friends. This third annual harvest celebration boasts the return of face painting, music, and EVEN MORE special guests! Just $10 per carload gets you into the cow parade, with hay rides, farm tours, and more. Come for the parade, stay for the s’mores, bonfire, grab some grub, drink some beer, and hang for the jam session! This year we are excited to have both Jammin’ Crepes and Mama Dudes Food Trucks Jammin’ Crepes Mama Dude’s Flying Fish Brewing Company Supporting NJ Farmers Against Hunger

cherry grove farm

 

November 5: NOFA-NJ Autumn Celebration

Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association (Pennington, NJ)

We welcome you to have a lively and fun evening of our NOFA-NJ community! The Autumn Celebration will feature live music, a contra dance, and an art exhibit showcasing the wonderful world of pollinators. The event will also feature appetizers and desserts from NJ’s most-talented farm-to-table chefs using locally sourced ingredients. All proceeds help to fund NOFA-NJ’s essential education, outreach, and advocacy programs supporting the community of organic and sustainable growers and consumers in New Jersey.

 

November 8: Wine Vs. Stein Dinner

Ninety Acres (Peapack-Gladstone, NJ)

“Our ​Beverage ​Teams ​are ​ready ​for ​their ​first ​Wine ​vs. ​Stein ​matchup ​of ​the ​fall ​and ​winter ​season. ​Joining ​the ​stein ​side ​will ​be ​Founders ​Brewing ​Company ​and ​the ​wine ​side ​will ​be ​backed ​by ​owner ​and ​wine ​maker, ​Birk ​O’Haloloran ​of ​ ​Iconic ​Wines. ​The ​Representatives ​from ​both ​of ​these ​renowned ​libations ​will ​battle ​it ​out ​for ​”who ​can ​pair ​it ​best”! ​Chef ​David ​C. ​Felton ​has ​created ​a ​savory ​four-course ​menu ​that ​will ​challenge ​our ​teams ​on ​their ​tasting ​skills, ​ ​but ​you ​will ​be ​the ​judge. ​Come ​learn ​from ​the ​experts ​as ​to ​how ​each ​craft ​can ​compliment ​your ​meals, ​how ​they ​are ​made, ​what ​has ​inspired ​them ​and ​much ​more. “

 

November 10: White Truffle Celebration Dinner

Nicholas (Red Bank, NJ)

“The ultimate in decadence, the stars of this 5-Course menu are our fresh white truffles flown in from Alba, Italy. This event is one-night-only and sells out every year.”

white truffle dinner

 

November 3-12: Jersey Shore Restaurant Week

“This is the opportunity to try some of the best restaurants at the Jersey Shore that you would have otherwise not have tried! Over 60 restaurants are participating in Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, with a diverse menu of cuisines ranging from BBQ, Mexican, and Italian. Enjoy pre-fixe lunches and dinners at these restaurants (Note: not all restaurants participate in both lunch and dinner).”

 

November 11-12: Pie Sampling Weekend and More Than Just Wine Trail

Terhune Orchards (Princeton, NJ)

“It just isn’t Thanksgiving without pie on the holiday table. Every family member has a favorite pie flavor-or two. Terhune Orchards freshly bakes over twenty kinds of pies and crisps during the holiday season to suit all tastes. Choose from pumpkin, apple, pecan, coconut custard, blueberry, strawberry rhubarb and many more traditional flavors to satisfy your family members and guests. While you are at the farm for Pie Sampling Weekend, be sure to visit the winery tasting room located in our historic red barn. Terhune Orchards is participating in the Vintage North Jersey “More Than Just Wine”  wine trail weekend on Nov. 11 -12 from 12-5 p.m.  Enjoy tastings of our award winning red, white and fruit wines crafted from our own vineyards and orchard. Throughout the weekend, we will be pairing our wines with delicious treats from local gourmet food purveyors.  Get comfortable and sip a cup of hot mulled wine as you fill out a pie order form. Allow the winery staff to recommend the perfect wine pairing to complement your holiday meal and dessert course.”

 

November 12: Recipes From The Woods

Heirloom Kitchen (Old Bridge, NJ)

“Join us for an intimate evening with acclaimed Chefs Greg Vassos of The Brick Farm Tavern and Heirloom Kitchen’s Chef David Viana. This seven course dinner will feature woodland game and foraged fall ingredients. Wines will be paired by Nick Pizzonia of Court Liquors—the mecca for artisan wines, beers and spirits located in the West End enclave of Long Branch. The selection will focus on boutique producers crafting artisanal, organic, and biodynamic wines.”

November 16: Meet The Maker with Blue Moon Acres

Brick Farm Tavern (Hopewell, NJ)

“Join us for this new special series of events at the Brick Farm Tavern: Meet The Maker. Ingredients drive everything we do and we are proud of these local growers, millers, brewers and more. Select artisans and growers that make our unique local products will be on hand in the Tavern to answer questions and talk about what they do. Jim Lyons of Blue Moon Acres has focused his family farm on bringing sustainable, delicious varietals of rice and specialty greens to the community. He will talk about Blue Moon Acre’s commitment to soil biology, organic farming and sustainable agriculture.”

THANKSGIVING SPECIALS

  • Blue Bottle Cafe will have Thanksgiving desserts and sides to go. Cheesy bacon Brussels sprouts, creamed pearl onions, and braided apple strudel with puff pastry are just a few of the delectable dishes on their prepared menu. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
  • Brick Farm Market is the place to go to pick up your Farm Pasture Raised Heritage Breed Turkey. These are without a doubt the very best turkey you can buy. Double Brook Farm Thanksgiving Turkeys are fresh and never frozen. They are raised in Hopewell, NJ on pasture and supplemented non-GMO feed. Because they are Heritage Breed and fresh they don’t require a brine. They will also have prepared sides that you can order online. For those that like to cook but also supplement a few prepared dishes, this is a great one-stop-shop!
  • When in doubt, call your favorite local restaurant to see what special menus they have for Thanksgiving. Many of them are offering their own take on the classic feast!
 

 

 

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