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Here’s what New Jersey and Pennsylvania 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.

 

Taste of Bordentown

September 3 (Bordentown, NJ)

“Join us on Saturday, September 3rd for the 5th annual “Taste of Bordentown”. Sample special menu items from Bordentown’s award-winning restaurants and specialty food shops. This outdoor event will also feature live music and special guests. Tickets are $15 per person and are limited so advance purchase is strongly suggested. Tickets can be purchased at the following Bordentown City Shops and Restaurants: Rebecca’s Vintage Boutique, HOB Tavern, Under the Moon Café, Shoppe 202”

 

The Farm School Foundations of Cooking – Bread & Stewing*

September 6 (Stockton, NJ)

“In this course we cover the basics that every cook needs to create great meals in the kitchen. Class 6 – No knead bread, stewing, clafoutis. Sample Menu:No knead bread, Chicken Liver Paté, Beouf Bourguignon (winter) or grilled meat (summer), Clafoutis”

* More fun farm to table classes are open. Click here for The Farm School’s full list 

 

Garces Foundation Summer BBQ

September 10 (Kintnersville, PA)

“Join chef Jose Garces for a barbecue lunch at Luna Farm in Bucks County. Refresh with beer, wine, specialty cocktails and lemonade. Activities will include tours of Luna Farm every 30 minutes, cook book signing, make and take herb seed plantings, 20 minute guided hiking trails, lawn games and activities for kids!”

 

Cherry Grove Farm Ricotta Lunch*

September 11 (Lawrenceville, NJ)

“The introduction to home cheese-making, ricotta is the easiest cheese to make at home. It requires only a few simple ingredients and very little time. Plus it can be eaten right away, making it ideal as a meal ingredient or a quick snack. In this hands-on class, you’ll watch side-by-side demonstrations on making ricotta using different coagulants before creating a savory lasagna lunch with a sweet ricotta dessert, using the cheese made in class. You’ll have time to ask questions while dining on your cheesy lunch (including a tasting of cheeses from Cherry Grove Farm), and then depart for the day with our signature class folder full of materials and recipes to use at home.”

* More fun farm to table classes are open. Click here for Cherry Grove Farm’s full list 

 

Blue Moon Acres Farm Roll & Campfire Dinner

September 17 (Pennington, NJ)

“Our annual event, The Farm Roll, celebrates the biodiversity and agriculture near our Pennington farm with a beautiful charity bike tour. Hosted along with NJ Bike Tours, the event benefits The Garden State Community Kitchen. GSCK teaches farm-to-table living to children and families of all backgrounds. Allison O’Brien, the founder and an accomplished chef, will prepare our campfire meal during the post-ride party! Choose from a 15 or 25 mile bike ride with tours at Blue Moon Acres, Terhune Orchards, John Hart Farms, Fulper Family Farms and Unionville Vineyards”

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Hoboken Oysterfest

September 17 (Hoboken, NJ)

“New Jersey’s newest musical festival with a unique twist. While enjoying a fabulous lineup of music in the stunning setting of Pier A Hoboken treat yourself to an array of fresh Oysters, from as close to home as Long Island to selections from Baja, California and British Columbia, Drink selections will include craft beers from far and wide, wines and craft cocktails. Want to know more about oysters? We’ll have oyster exhibits with everything from farming methods to the bivalve’s history. Don’t like them raw? In addition to a variety of cooked options we’ll have alternative foods from a number of New York and New Jersey restaurants, as well as Chef demos showing you many more options to try at home.”

 

Hamilton Grill Room’s “A Jersey Shore Dinner”

September 20-22 (Lambertville, NJ)

“Join us in August and spend an evening with friends and family in our outdoor garden and beautiful dining rooms on the banks of the Delaware River Canal. Start with fresh Jersey Tomatoes, Garlic, and Basil Oil. Then bring on the Littleneck Clams and Mussels.  1/2 a steamed Maine Lobster is next with Chicken Thighs, Sweet Sausage, Potatoes, Cole Slaw, and fresh Jersey Corn. Finally, finish dinner with our delicious Homemade Peach Pie.”

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Ninety Acres’ Peak Of The Season Class*

September 21 (Peapack, NJ)

“Straight from Ninety Acres Farm into our cooking school, this program features the fresh taste of Natirar’s fresh organic produce. This class is packed with just-picked vegetables from our gardens perfect for late summer. A farm tour, bouquet of fresh herbs to take home and culinary demonstration will provide the inspiration and expertise for preparing these flavorful dishes for family and friends. Menu: Heirloom tomato tarts Provencal, Grilled rib eye with compound herbed butter, Oven roasted tomatoes for the freezer, Individual ricotta and vegetable pizzas, Chopped vegetable salad with lemon and feta, Seasonal fruit tort”

* More fun farm to table classes are open. Click here for Ninety Acres’ full list 

 

Awbury Arboretum Forest to plate dinner

September 22 (Philadelphia, PA)

Jeffrey Miller Catering Co., the Wild Foodies of Philly, and Awbury Arboretum invite you to our 2nd Annual “Forest-to-Plate” Dinner at the Francis Cope House at Awbury Arboretum. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Awbury. The event includes a foraging walk/tour, herbed cocktails and a 5 course tasting menu.”

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Unionville Vineyards Wine & Dine By The Vines

September 23rd (Ringoes, NJ)

“Unionville Vineyards and its exclusive catering partner, Main Street Fine Catering invite you to an open-air, multi-course farm-to-table wine dinner behind the 1858 Farmhouse, immediately adjacent to Unionville’s Home Vineyard. The menu is inspired by Main Street’s parent company, Agricola Eatery and the local farm from which much of the foods are sourced, Great Road Farm.”

 

NJ Wine Spirits Festival

September 24 (Milford, NJ)

“Sponsored by Alba Vineyard to benefit the Foodshed Alliance, the Garden State’s best winery will join forces with the state’s premium wine wholesalers to pour their finest estate wines. In addition, some of the state’s best craft breweries and a premier spirits distiller will be sharing samples of their NJ libations. The festival is the vineyard’s largest charitable event of the year with 100% of the proceeds going to the Foodshed Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening local food systems that nourish people, sustain farmers, respect lands, and build a resilient food economy. Besides tasting amazing wines, craft beers, and spirits, you will have the opportunity to purchase food from Morini at Alba part of the famed New York City restaurant operator Altamarea Group.  They will offer specialties from the grill and wood-fired pizza oven.  All food sold separately. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet dozens of specialty food vendors who pride themselves on using the freshest from-the-farm ingredients. You can shop baked goods, jams, cheese, hot sauces, fermented products, honey, garlic and much, much more, all from New Jersey.”

 

Donaldson Farms Harvest Festival

September 24-25 (Hackettstown, NJ)

“The ultimate Harvest Festival kicks off the fall season at Donaldson Farms. Pick-your-own apples, Corn maze, Corn cannon, Hayrides, Pony rides, Duck races, Delicious food, Vendors, Music, Face painting and more!”

 

Grounds for Sculpture Epicurean Palette

September 25 (Hamilton, NJ)

“The premier food and wine event of our region! Epicurean Palette is a gala celebration of fine food and wine that helps support the exhibitions and educational initiatives at GFS. Spend a glorious afternoon strolling through the park with friends while sampling extraordinary cuisine from the area’s best chefs and refreshments from the finest beverage purveyors. Visit the beer garden and bid on unique travel packages, event tickets, jewelry, and art during the silent auction.”

 

Peacock Inn’s Husic Vineyards 5-Course Wine Dinner

September 28th (Princeton, NJ)

“Hosted by Julie & Frank Husic – menu to be announced soon. Please call (609) 924-1707 to make your reservations!”

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