On June 30, Pinelands Farms will host its second annual Pig Roast to benefit New Jersey Agricultural Society’s Farmers Against Hunger (FAH), which is directed by Rutgers graduate Kristina Guttadora (CC’99). The roast will take place at the Pineland Farms booth at the Trenton Farmers Market, 960 Spruce Street, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Pig Roast will be prepared by Frank’s Bar-B-Que and all proceeds benefit the Farmers Against Hunger program.
The event is a great opportunity for families to kick off the 2013 Blueberry Week and to spend a day shopping at a local farmers market, eating great food and learning more about volunteer opportunities with NJ Farmers Against Hunger. Other Blueberry Week activities include cooking demonstrations, face painting and free blueberry samples.
The New Jersey Agricultural Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to preserving and enhancing agriculture, farming and related activities and businesses in New Jersey through educational, informational, and promotional programs. New Jersey Farmers Against Hunger was started in 1996 by the New Jersey Agricultural Society, as farmers sought to have their surplus produce go to good use by feeding those in need. Today the program collects an average of 1.2 million pounds of fresh produce per year, and distributes it free of charge to over 70 community organizations. FAH utilizes the help of over 1200 volunteers every season to help harvest surplus produce. Pineland Farms, host of the BBQ, has been an active supporter and donor to Farmers Against Hunger since, hosting gleanings of blueberries, tomatoes and other crops.
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kristina Guttadora, program director, at 609-462-9691 for further details on the program.