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Sustenance Farm-to-Table Dinner at Fosterfields

On Sunday, August 26, from 5 to 8pm, a Sustenanceon the Farm Dinner, presented by Slow Food Northern NJ, Friends of Fosterfields, and the Cooper Grist Mill, will take place at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown. Sustenance, a green event planning and programming business with a focus on local, sustainable food, holds dinners that take place in farm fields, orchards, and historic sites to foster earth stewardship through the funding of local school vegetable garden programs and farm education programs for children. Guests will enjoy a guided tour of the farm by Fosterfield’s farmer Rob Kibbe in addition to learning from farm-to-table chefs, a wine expert, a school garden advocate, food justice advocates and local food experts about the connection between our palates, our plates and our planet. The event’s sponsors include Edible Jersey, Natural Awakenings, and Whole Foods Market.

Chef David Felton of Ninety Acres at Natirar, Chef Dan Richer of Arturo’s in Maplewood, and Pastry Chef Celeste Governanti will prepare an elegant five-course, farm-to-table dinner centered on Fosterfields’ heirloom vegetables, School Lunch Farm’s vegetables grown using organic practices, and locally sourced grass-fed meats. An equally elegant vegetarian menu will also be prepared. Rounding out the meal are foods from local artisans and organic/sustainable wines that will be paired with each course. Paul Meyers, jazz guitarist, will play classic jazz and Brazilian music. The proceeds from this Sustenance on the Farm Dinner will benefit Fosterfields Living Historical Farm’s educational farm programs for schoolchildren and the Slow Food Northern NJ School Garden Program.

Tickets are $160 and can be purchased by visiting SustenanceEvents.com/2011farmdinners.html. For more information, visit SlowFoodNNJ.org and Morrisparks.net/aspparks/ffmain.asp.

 

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