The latest show in the Fresh! Series
In this half-hour show that is part of the Fresh! series, show host Megan Gunning Patterson heads to Cumberland County in South Jersey in search of fresh, nutritious and delicious local produce, seafood and garden products.
Megan visits Sheppard Farms and the organic Jersey Legacy Farms, tours the Eastern Fresh Distribution Center, learns about nursery products at Overdevest Nurseries, shops and dines at the Bayshore Center’s Farmers Market & Oyster Cracker Cafe, and helps pick (and taste!) apples at Sunny Slope Orchards.
Plus enjoy a special cooking segment making zucchini bread at the Oyster Cracker Cafe.
Funding for Cumberland Cornucopia provided by Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River, Cumberland County Board of Agriculture, Cumberland County Agriculture Development Board, The New Jersey Farm Bureau, foundations, grants and individual donors. Special thanks to Jane Morton Galetto for all her assistance.
The Garden State ranks fifth in the nation in blueberry production. Chock full of antioxidants, blueberries are healthy and nutritious – but they are also outrageously delicious. This show includes a visit to a Art & Carol Brown’s B&B blueberry farm, Plagido’s Winery where blueberry wine is produced, Historic Whitesbog Village and Evelyn’s at the Red Barn where the most divine blueberry pies are baked.
Cornucopia – Cumberland County
In search of fresh, nutritious and delicious local produce and garden products, Megan headed to South Jersey where she visited Sheppard Farms and Legacy Farms – an organic farm, toured the Eastern Fresh Distribution Center, learned about nursery products at Overdevest Nurseries, shopped and dined at the Bayshore Center’s Farmers Market & Oyster Creek Grill, and helped pick (and taste!) apples at Sunny Slope Farms. Watch above.
A Farm, Two Markets and A Grill – Hunterdon County
Residents of the river towns along the central part of the Delaware River seem to love roadside stands and farmers markets. Last summer, we visited Sandbrook Meadow Farm (an organic farm and CSA), the popular community-centered Homestead Farm Market in Lambertville, the local farm-centric Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market, and finished with food prep at Hamilton Grill, an award-winning restaurant on the Delaware & Raritan Canal in Lambertville. We still need to raise $2,500 to complete the show. Please donate below.
GNJP is in the procss of raising $5,000 to complete two of the shows.
Cumberland County is fulling funded, completed and will be available online shortly.
We have raised half of the $5,000 this past month, so we can complete Jersey Blues, which has been filmed and is in editing. It will be a beautiful, mouthwatering show!
We still must raise $2,500 for our Hunterdon County show – A Farm, Two Markets & A Grill. Much of the filming is done, but we need to shoot two more days, edit and prepare the show for distribution.
Please share! We want to make sure the Garden State’s abundant produce is highlighted!
Watch the pilot for Fresh! featuring the West Windsor Farmers Market
Our host, Megan Gunning Patterson, visits the West Windsor Farmers Market to shop for the ingredients for a farm-to-table meal at Tre Piani Restaurant. Megan talks with farm market manager Chris Cirkus, and founder Beth Feehan. She then visits the farm market vendors at their farms: Chia-Sin Farm, Stults Farm and Terhune Orchards, plus Cherry Grove Farm to see how cheese is made.
The program culminates with 50 happy guests enjoying the delicious meal prepared by Tre Piani Restaurant owner and chef Jim Weaver, who graciously shared his recipes with us.
The pilot for Fresh! is funded by Whole Foods Market, with additional funding and support from Archer & Greiner, Dana Communications and individual donors.