Opening Day of the Farmers Market June 15th

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OPENING DAY JUNE 15 

Corner of Pearl & New St.

June through October

Saturdays, 9am - 2pm
 

Are you ready for farm fresh produce every Saturday? The Metuchen Farmers Market is back! We've got a great line up of vendors and events throughout the season.  We'll have our favorite vendors back and a few new ones to spice things up-come check us out! And be sure to join us for our kickoff event - details below.   

 CELEBRATE NEW JERSEY FOOD & ARTS 

an evening sponsored by the Metuchen Farmers Market with the gracious support of the BIL and Chamber of Commerce

June 14th at 7, 7:45, & 8:30 pm @ the Old Franklin Schoolhouse

How to Start an Organic Farm from Scratch
@ 7:00pm
A dialogue with Helen Chandler, a young farmer whose Whistling Wolf Farm in Hunterdon County has its first harvest this year (and one of the Metuchen Farmers Market's newest vendors)

Making Some of the Best Chocolate in the World - in New Jersey @ 7:45pmA presentation and tasting by Diane Pinder, a multiple award-winning chocolatier with rave reviews from the New York Times, Today Show, etc.

Celebrity Chefs of New Jersey @ 8:30pmA cookbook signing by author Teresa Politano, restaurant critic and Rutgers University professor. Chocolate tastings will be available for $5 tickets
and cookbooks will be for sale.


SPEAKER BIOS

 

Helen Chandler is a Rutgers Ecology graduate turn farmer. She found her way to farming through her desire to know where her food comes from, be an ecological steward, and offer something substantial and sustainable to her community. After interning on vegetable farms in New Jersey for two years, she launched Whistling Wolf Farm, now in its first season. Located in Pittston, Hunterdon County, she is growing diversified vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers and working toward organic certification. Growing her own food and working so closely with the land has brought a new depth to her understanding of the natural world and our place within it. She hopes to help others foster this same kind of loving relationship to nature by connecting them with their food source.

 

Diane Pinder is the owner and chocolatier of Donna & Company Chocolates and formerly of Donna Toscana Chocolate Lounge, a dessert cafe in Cranford, New Jersey. A former critical care nurse, Pinder learned her chocolatier skills in New York, Connecticut and Italy. Her hand-crafted artisanal chocolates are inspired by the chocolate masters of Tuscany and are guided by the Slow Food commitment to quality, community and the environment. She is a member of Slow Food and Fair Food Philadelphia. Diane was Edible Jersey's 2010 Local Artisan and NJ Monthly's Best Chocolatier. In 2012, her chocolates earned Gold,Silver, and Bronze awards by the International Luxury Chocolate Salon, which awarded her status as one of 2013 Best Chocolatiers. Diane resides in Cranford, New Jersey with her husband and 2 rescue dogs.

 

Teresa Politano is restaurant critic and food writer for The Star-Ledger and Inside Jersey magazine. She is an award-winning journalist, a former newsroom executive and a 2012 James Beard nominee. She is author of Celebrity Chefs of New Jersey, published in 2010, and has just completed her second book, A Chef's Memoir.

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