The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission (EBEC), a non-profit organization dedicated to local environmental education and conservation founded in 2005 by David Moskowitz and Liti Haramaty, has deep roots in Rutgers University. A naturalist, Moskowitz is completing a Ph.D. in entomology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences while Haramaty is a marine sciences researcher at Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences.
The pair, who serves on the board of the Friends of EBEC as president and secretary respectively, has been involved in a number of conservation efforts in East Brunswick, the latest venture being a series of farmers markets this spring and summer, in collaboration with the East Brunswick Environmental Commission and the EB Green Team.
Theresa Lam, a member of the commission and the market coordinator, is a Rutgers alumna. She graduated from Cook College in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, deepening the connection to the university.
Together, these volunteers and their respective organizations are hosting three Farmers Market events in East Brunswick this year. The first is scheduled for April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center located on Cranbury Road. The second market will be held on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the East Brunswick Arts Festival at the East Brunswick Municipal Center Courtyard, Jean Walling Civic Center Drive. The third market event will be September 7 at the Cultural Arts Center.
The focus of the farmers markets will be on providing fresh, healthy local foods to local residents and to support local farmers and food vendors. A wide range of products is planned, including grass-fed beef, cheese, all natural poultry, eggs, pickles, wine, bakery goods, fresh roasted coffee, handmade soaps, spring flowers, beer making kits, alpaca and llama wool products and more.
Contact Theresa Lam by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 732-967-0133. For more, visit the Friends of East Brunswick Environmental Commission website.