On July 16 at 6:30 p.m., Elijah’s Promise Culinary School will be hosting its Farm to Table event at the EARTH Center, home to Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County. The annual Farm to Table event focuses on supporting locally grown produce, which reduces pollution created by shipping food long distances. Buying Jersey Fresh produce also encourages growers to continue farming and preserving open space.
The theme for the evening will be Ice Cream and Frozen Treats featuring seasonal produce and herbs. Attendees will first tour the EARTH Center’s gardens, then experience the culinary techniques used to prepare seasonal produce. Some of the food prepared for tasting will be harvested from the EARTH Center’s vegetable garden. Located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick, the EARTH Center strives to educate central Jersey residents on environmental stewardship and the value of local agriculture.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County staff and Master Gardener volunteers work with Elijah’s Promise and Farmers Against Hunger to maintain and harvest produce from a “garden for the hungry”. Food is donated to Elijah’s Promise and other local food banks.
Register by calling 732-545-9002, ext.110, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will take place rain or shine. Members of the press are encouraged to attend for pictures and a story on how local efforts can have global environmental impact. To learn more about Elijah’s Promise, visit their website.
For more information on programs offered by the Middlesex County office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, call 732-398-5260.