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Rutgers Partners with ChopChop Magazine

The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health (IFNH) at Rutgers University recently announced its partnership withChopChop, a nationwide magazine, which is dedicated to “inspiring kids to cook and be nutritiously curious and literate.” “The impetus behind the partnership was the new name of our new institute in New Jersey (the Center for Childhood Nutrition Education […]

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Jersey Farms Meet Jersey Schools

Schools are increasingly relying on local farms for their cafeteria meals in the search for fresh produce for children. The New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher hopes to encourage this partnership with Farm to School Week, which starts this Monday, September 22. The week will feature events across the state celebrating partnerships between farms […]

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29th Annual Crystal Springs Oktoberfest

Crystal Springs’ Oktoberfest will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, at Mountain Creek Resort (200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ). Attracting over 12,000 people annually, this is the largest Oktoberfest in New Jersey and will offer dozens of German sausages and beers, spit-fire roasted meats, live music, and games for kids young and old. This year, the popular […]

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Chef Spotlight: Crystal Springs Resort’s John Greeley

Chef John Greeley is bringing his background with locally grown produce to his new position as executive chef at Crystal Springs Resort. The Ridgewood native was raised on the fresh food of his Italian, Irish and Polish family. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and has since gained experience with Southern cooking working as […]

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Bracco Farms CSA: The Goods on the Greens

  Anthony Bracco, owner of Bracco Farms in Pine Island, NY, grows produce that’s organic—never grown from GMO seeds and never gets treated with commercial herbicide or pesticide. Bracco Farms offers farm-fresh fruits and vegetables through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that runs until November 4, 2014, with bi-weekly pickups in Cedar Grove, at […]

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Restaurant Openings and Closings in NJ

Here’s a handy list of some recent restaurant openings and closings around the Garden State. This list is not comprehensive, so please send your tips on new restaurants to info@JerseyBites.com. Thanks! Please be sure to check directly with restaurants before heading out, as opening dates sometimes change at the last minute. OPENINGS North: Allendale Steakhouse, 95 […]

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Foodie Things To Do This Weekend and Beyond

Event details are subject to change without notice. Please confirm directly before heading out! THIS WEEKEND: June 28: Historic Whitesbog Village is where Elizabeth C. White and Dr. Frederick Coville grew the first domesticated highbush blueberry, making the Pinelands a blueberry haven. And now the 31st Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 28. […]

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Peruvian Flair: Coming Soon to Red Bank

Dining out in Red Bank is similar to traveling the culinary world. Eating your way through places like Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Jamaica, and more, you experience the world over without having to spend hundreds of dollars on an airline ticket. In just a few weeks, adventurous eaters can stamp another country into their diners’ passports […]

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Doughnut Recs from NJ Going Strong

Our good friends at New Jersey Going Strong are here to help us celebrate National Doughnut Day, shore style, with some recommendations for great doughnuts—or are they donuts?—along the NJ coast. Have another place to suggest? Tell us in the comments! Doughnuts have long been a way for early risers to grab a mouthwatering breakfast […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

Event details are subject to change without notice. Please confirm directly before heading out! THIS WEEKEND: June 6: Every Friday until the end of September, the Forrestal Village of Princeton holds its annual Farm-Fresh Friday Market. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the market will offer fresh vegetables, cheeses, wines, meats and more from vendors […]

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