Sustainable Lawrence

Press release – 2018 MERCER GREEN FEST

For immediate release
Pam Mount
609 – 924- 2310
February 10, 2018

2018 Mercer Green Fest on March 17, 2018 at
Rider University

The Annual Mercer Green Fest, formerly called The Living Local Expo, invites all Mercer residents to join us in having fun and promoting Green Living for Mercer County Families on St. Patrick’s Day! The festival will be at Rider University’s Student Center located on the main campus in Lawrence Township. It is Free and open to the Public, from 11 am to 4 pm. This event will feature live entertainment, local sustainable businesses, sustainable community groups, a farmer’s market, local fresh food at our lunch café, demonstrations, and entertainment throughout the day. Fun for the whole family!
More than 75 eco-friendly businesses, organizations, and schools will be offering information and incentives to help you go green and save money. Visitors can learn about a variety of sustainability issues and exciting community projects such as bike trails, food waste recycling programs, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, health, exercise and wellness, and robotics projects from area schools and groups.
The Rider University Schimek Family Fitness Center will be open.
This year’s event will feature the Grammy Award nominated Miss Amy’s Band, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, and Eyes of the Wild with their wildlife show, 1:00 pm – 2 pm. Lyle Rowling, AKA Solar Man, will show kids how solar energy is made with a solar panel, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. There’s plenty for the kids to do too. Artists from Artworks Trenton will display works that are upcycled from trash. Demonstrations throughout the day will show visitors how to make their own upcycled art.
An indoor farmers market will feature a great variety of locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and honey, as well as flowers, plants, herbs, and artisan food products. A family friendly lunch celebrating locally grown and seasonal ingredients from Terhune Orchards will be available for purchase all day.

The Mercer Green Fest is presented by the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition, which is comprised of East Windsor Clean Communities Advisory Committee and Environmental Commission, Ewing Green Team and Environmental Commission, Hamilton Township Green Team and Environmental Commission, Hightstown Borough Environmental Commission, Hopewell Valley Green Team, Lawrence Township Environmental Resources & Sustainability Green Advisory Committee (ERSGAC), Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability, Robbinsville Township Green Advisory Committee, Sustainable Lawrence, Sustainable Princeton, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, City of Trenton Green Team, and the West Windsor Township Environmental Commission.
“Help the fight against hunger. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to HomeFront and receive a reusable tote bag.”
Secure a spot through March 10th by contacting Teresita Bastides-Heron of Sustainable Lawrence at heron45sustainablelawrence@gmail.com Vendors interested in participating in the farmers market can download an application form at www.sustainablelawrence.org
Bring your whole family, meet your neighbors, enjoy the afternoon and learn how Mercer County area residents and business are building sustainable communities. We look forward to seeing you there!

2018 MERCER GREEN FEST

12TH ANNUAL MERCER GREEN FEST -LIVING LOCAL EXPO VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM

SPONSORED BY THE MERCER COUNTY SUSTAINABILITY COALITION (MCSC)
MERCERSUSTAINABILITYCOALITION.ORG

Date: Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Location: Rider University Student Recreation Center, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Set Up: 8 – 10:30 am, March 17th
☐ For-Profit Vendor ☐ Farmers, Non-Profit Organization & Green Teams (No fee)
We reserve the right to limit space allotted to non-profits, so be sure to register early.

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Additional questions? Teresita Bastides-Heron (Sustainable Lawrence) at heron45SustainableLawrence@gmail.com or 609-882-6367.

COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION BY MARCH 10TH

Please fill out all requested information below and send with your payment of $75 made payable to Sustainable Lawrence at: Sustainable Lawrence Inc., PO Box 5612, Trenton, NJ 08638

2018 Mercer Green Fest on March 17, 2018 at Rider University

2018 Mercer Green Fest on March 17, 2018
at Rider University

More than 75 ecofriendly businesses, organizations, and schools will be offering information and incentives to help you go green and save money at the Mercer Green Fest (formerly known as the Living Local Expo) on Saturday March 17, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Rider University Student Recreation Center, which is located on the main campus, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ.

Mercer Green Fest, which promotes green living for Mercer County families, is presented by Mercer County Sustainability Coalition. All Mercer county residents are invited to join in on having fun going green! Bring the whole family and invite your neighbors. Wear green to the Mercer Green Fest on St. Patrick’s Day.
The fair is free and open to the public, rain or shine.

All Mercer county residents are warmly welcome!
Visitors can learn about a wide variety of sustainability issues and exciting community projects such as:

• energy efficiency
• electric car display
• health, exercise, and wellness
• walking and bike trails
• food waste recycling programs
• science fair and robotics projects from area schools and groups
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An indoor farmers market will feature a great variety of locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and honey as well as flowers, plants, herbs, and artisan food products. A family friendly lunch celebrating locally grown and seasonal ingredients from Terhune Orchards will be available for purchase all day.
There’s plenty for the kids to do too. This year’s event will feature the Grammy Award nominated Miss Amy’s Band. Her performance isn’t just about music; she gets them dancing which is a great form of exercise. Eyes of the Wild will be presenting a show on wildlife. They always bring fascinating wild animals for children to interact with. Lyle Rowling, owner of Advanced Solar, AKA Solar Man will show kids how solar energy is made with a solar panel.
Artists from Artworks Trenton will display works that are upcycled from trash. Demonstrations throughout the day will show visitors how to make their own upcycled art.

The Mercer Green Fest is presented by the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition which is comprised of East Windsor Clean Communities Advisory Committee and Environmental Commission, Ewing Green Team and Environmental Commission, Hamilton Township Green Team and Environmental Commission, Hightstown Borough Environmental Commission, Hopewell Valley Green Team, Lawrence Township Environmental Resources & Sustainability Green Advisory Committee (ERSGAC), Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability, Robbinsville Township Green Advisory Committee, Sustainable Lawrence, Sustainable Princeton, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, City of Trenton Green Team, and the West Windsor Township Environmental Commission.

“Help the fight against hunger. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to HomeFront and receive a reusable tote bag.”

For more information on the Mercer Green Fest visit www.mercergreenfest.org

Vendors interested in participating in the farmers market can download an application form at www.sustainablelawrence.org

Participating Businesses and Organizations:
Advanced Solar Products
Americorps
Board of Public Utilities
Camden County Chickens and “Rosebud” – the Therapy Chicken
Capital Health
Cherry Grove Farm
Exact Solar
Food and Water Watch
Garden Dog
GEPNA
Girls Scouts Troop 71605
Greater Mercer TMA
Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership
Green Leaf Painters
Green Machine Girls Scouts Robotics Team
Green Team Ministry of Church of St. Ann
HomeFront
Kristina’s Keepsakes
Lawrence Hopewell Trail
Lawrence Nature Center
Lawrence Township Health Department
Master Gardeners of Mercer County
Mercer County Health Department
Princeton Air
Rosedale Mills
Splash
Terhune Orchards
The BRONC Radio station
The Waldorf School
Womanspace

12th Annual Mercer Green Fest


Wear Green at the 2018 Mercer County Green Fest

Don’t miss the Mercer County Green Fest, our local area green fair promoting green living for Mercer County families, on Saturday, March 17th from 11 -4 at Rider University Student Recreation Center. We’re working hard to ensure that this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. The event will feature live entertainment, local sustainable businesses, sustainable community groups, a farmer’s market, local live entertainment, local fresh food at our lunch café, demonstrations, and speakers throughout the day. There will be fun for the whole family!

More than 70 eco-friendly business and organizations will be offering information and incentives to help you to go green and save money. Visitors can learn about a wide variety of sustainability issues and exciting community projects such as bike trails, food waste recycling programs. energy efficiency, electric cars, health, exercise & wellness, and science fair projects from area schools.

There’s plenty for the kids to do too with lots of entertainment for a fun Saturday afternoon.

A farmers market will feature local farms and local artisan food producers. A lunch celebrating locally sourced and seasonal ingredients with be available for purchase.

The Mercer Green Fest is organized by Mercer County Sustainability Coalition(MCSC), a partnership of green teams from Lawrence Twp. Environment and Green Advisory Committee, East Windsor Twp., Ewing Green Team, Hopewell Valley Green Team, Sustainable Lawrence, Sustainable Princeton, Trenton Green Team, West Windsor Township, Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability and Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association.

Bring your whole family, meet your neighbors, enjoy the afternoon and learn how Mercer County area residents and business are building sustainable communities. We look forward to seeing you there!

2017 Farm to Table Photos

2017 Farm to Table

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Climate Change Policy in New Jersey
Advancing opportunities to make New Jersey safer, greener, healthier and more prosperous.
A conference hosted by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at Coach Barn at Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ. Conference Details and registration: njcaa2017.weebly.com.

FARM TO TABLE

One Week until Farm to Table Fun(d)raiser

The sixth annual Farm to Table fundraiser dinner to benefit  the Green Teams and Sustainable Organizations of the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition will be held at Terhune Orchards  from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday July 20.  For the fourth year, Terhune Orchards will collaborate with chefs representing the Terra Momo Restaurant Group. Chefs Marco Santana and Joe Voller from Eno Terra of Kingston, Terry Strong, Tito Campos and Emily Kirstein from Mediterra of Princeton and Manny Perez of soon to open, Albariño in Shrewsbury; will prepare an exquisite five course, seasonal menu highlighting fruits and vegetables grown at Terhune Orchards and other locally produced ingredients. Each course will be paired with wines from Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery.

Cocktails and passed appetizers will be served at 5 p.m. Terhune Orchards unique peach slushie made with fruit and wine from the farm is always a crowd pleaser. Dinner begins in the big red barn at 6:30 p.m. A chef will introduce each course and the wine pairings will be introduced by Gary Mount, owner and winemaker of Terhune Orchards.

Throughout the evening Ocean Country Band, a Jersey Shore-based quartet played a mix of country, bluegrass, and rock cover songs. At the end of the night each guest will go home with a bag brimming with produce grown at Terhune Orchards and a commemorative recipe booklet that includes the menu items for this evening’s special dinner.

Donations from the event benefit the Green Teams and Sustainability Organizations of Mercer County which work together to promote sustainability in the towns of Mercer County. Tickets are a donation of $100 per person, $150 per couple. They are available online now. 

Farm to Table  Dinner Menu

Hors d’Oeuvres:

Green Tomato Gazpacho with Wildflower Honey

Sweet Jersey Corn Arancini, Local Cheese & Red Pepper Coulis

Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto

Crostini with Grilled Peaches & Opal Basil

First Course:

Tomato Tartare with Balsamic Vinaigrette & Whole Grain Mustard Aioli

Second Course:

Fennel Spiced Pork Belly with Pickled Cherries, Fennel-Kale Slaw & Smoked Cornbread Croutons

(Vegetarian Option: Grilled BBQ Zucchini)

Third Course:

Duck Confit with Farro, Corn & Nectarines

(Vegetarian Option: Grilled Trumpet Mushroom)

Dessert:

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Peach Compote, Blackberry Jam

and Brown Butter Cake

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