West Windsor Community Farmers Market

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IN THE PILOT, Megan and Jim visit the West Windsor Farmers Market to shop for the ingredients for a farm-to-table meal at Tre Piani Restaurant. Megan takes some side trips to Chia-Sin Farm, Stults Farm and Terhune Orchards, then stops off at Cherry Grove Farm to see how cheese is made. The program culminates with 50 happy guests enjoying the delicious meal prepared by chef Jim, who has graciously shared his recipes with us. Just click below and start cooking!


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Funding for Fresh! has been provided by Whole Foods Market.  Additional funding and support has been provided by Archer & Greiner, Dana Communications, and individual donors – like you!

A huge heartfelt thank you goes to Jim Weaver, chef and owner of Tre Piani; and to the West Windsor Community Farmers Market – specifically to Chris Cirkus, Beth Feehan, the board of trustees, the farmers and the vendors; and to our generous supporters and everyone who helped along the way.  This video was possible because of the individuals who support the farms and farming in the Garden State.


RECOMMENDED READING 

 

Edible Jersey Magazine

Edible Jersey is a beautifully designed and written quarterly magazine that celebrates the local, seasonal food of the Garden State.   You’ll also want to check out the Edible Jersey Farmers Market Cookbook (which you’ll see sitting on the counter at Cherry Grove Farm in the pilot). More . . . 

Locavore Adventures: One Chef’s Slow Food Journey by Jim Weaver

In Locavore Adventures, Jim Weaver, the chef in Fresh! and the chef/owner of Tre Piani Restaurant explains how to build a local slow food culture that is ecologically responsible and also yields delicious results based on a thoughtful philosophy. More . . .

One True Thing About Farming by Bonnie Blader

An oral history of the farmers of the West Windsor Community Farmers Market from 2004 to 2009 published by Blurb More . . .

Tending the Garden State by Charles H. Harrison

Do you know where the celery capital of New Jersey is?  Do you know who Elizabeth White was and how the blueberry was cultivated? More . . . 


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