Sustainable Lawrence

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

FARM TO TABLE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2017
Contact: Pam or Gary Mount
609-924-2310

www.terhuneorchards.com

Terhune Orchards is thrilled to once again host the sixth annual Farm to Table fundraiser dinner on the farm from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday July 20. Attendees always experience an evening under the stars enjoying locally grown produce showcased by talented area chefs. The dinner is a benefit for the Green Teams and Organizations of the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition.

For the fourth year, Terhune Orchards will collaborate with chefs from The Terra Momo Restaurant Group. The well-known Princeton area restaurateurs are committed to raising awareness for sustainability in the region. “At the core of our culinary philosophy is a deep appreciation for a “taste of place”. All to say, we believe that food should speak eloquently of its provenance — its soil, its climate and the people who nurture it.”

Chefs representing the Terra Momo restaurants Eno Terra of Kingston, Mediterra of Princeton, and 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 slushy made with fruit and wine from the farm is always a crowd pleaser. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Each course will be introduced by a chef. Terry Strong (Mediterra), Emily Kirstein (Mediterra), Tito Campos (Mediterra), Marco Santana (Eno Terra), Joe Voller (Eno Terra) , and Manny Perez (Albariño) will speak to the guests about the dishes and their inspiration. The wine pairings will be introduced by Gary Mount, owner and winemaker of Terhune Orchards.

“Terhune Orchards is a very sustainable farm. We have worked for many years with town governments in Mercer County and throughout New Jersey on promoting a more sustainable future for our state”, said Pam Mount. “Locally grown food continues to be a critical piece enabling that goal. Every year the chefs’ creativity at this dinner shows us how good food creates lasting community. “

Throughout the evening, Ocean Country Band, a Jersey Shore-based quartet will play 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.

Tickets are a donation of $100 per person, $150 per couple. They are available online now at http://sustainablelawrence.org

Terhune Orchards is located at 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton

FARM TO TABLE

$100 per person | $150 per couple – PayPal

Ralph Copleman Neighborhood Bike Ride

       SORRY | SORRY  |  SORRY
 
We at SL have to change the date for the bike ride that was schedule for tomorrow, Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 Due to 2 events at the HS we have to change the date to Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at the Lawrence High School, 2525 Princeton Pike.
 
See you all Sunday, June 4th 2017 at the Lawrence Township High School at the
Bus Parking lot at 10:00 am.
 
 
Thank you,
Teresita Bastides-Heron, President
GREATER ELDRIDGE PARK  NEIGHBORHOOD
ASSOCIATION – GEPNA
Buy Local – Dine Local – Give Local
greatereldridgeparkneighbor@gmail.com

NATURE CENTER SUMMER CAMP

COMING THIS JULY – LAWRENCE NATURE CENTER SUMMER CAMP
STEAMIN’ at the Lawrence Nature Center Summer Camp Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math in Nature For children grades 3 – 6 in September 2017 | DATE: JULY 24 TO JULY 28 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM | $185.00 | Registration Limit = 20 LAWRENCE NATURE CENTER – 841 Drexel Avenue, Lawrence, NJ 08648 For more information please contact the Lawrence Township Recreation Department at 609 – 844-7067 | http://www.lawrencetwp.com or login into your community pass account: https://register.communitypass.net/lawrence

LET’S MOVE LAWRENCE

3rd Annual Let’s Move Lawrence
Ralph Copleman Neighborhood Bike Ride
Rain Date: June 4th.

Sustainable Lawrence is sponsoring the “Let’s Move Lawrence” event to encourage all Lawrence residents to get out to walk or to ride a bike. Let’s Move Lawrence is promoting exercise and healthy living.

Sustainable Lawrence is having our 3rd ANNUAL RALPH COPLEMAN NEIGHBORHOOD BIKE RIDE in South Lawrence, which has become an annual event in South Lawrence. Ralph was a resident of Lawrence. In 2005 Ralph Copleman was one of the founders of Sustainable Lawrence. He was an avid cyclist who biked all over town and also rode 3,500 miles on his bike cross country for his 60th birthday.

Please note that we are recommending that you ride either a HYBRID
OR MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR THIS EVENT.

The Neighborhood Bike Ride will start on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 10:00 am at the High School Bus Lot at 2525 Princeton Pike. The map showing the ride route is attached.

This event is sponsored by the following organizations: Lawrence Township Historical Society, Greater Eldridge Park Neighborhood Association – GEPNA, Trails, Open space & Stewardship Advisory Committee, Greater Mercer TMA, The Friends of the Lawrence Nature Center, Environmental Resources and Sustainability Green Advisory Committee – ERSGC.

Mother Nature Festival, Sat. May 13, 2017

Mother Nature festival Saturday, May 13th, 2017
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Rain or shine –Free Admission

LAWRENCE NATURE CENTER

This year we will have something for everyone at the Mother Nature festival, and lots of the activities are for kids. Bring your children, invite your neighbors and family, and enjoy and be prepared to rock because Miss Amy, a Ewing GRAMMY Nominated Artist, Author/Educator, Musician, and Fitness Pro will rock and roll with the kids at this year’s Festival.
The singer/songwriter and author have wowed audiences all around New Jersey at local libraries, schools, and festivals with her focus on health and activity for kids. Kids far and wide have enjoyed a “Miss Amy” event with her lively and fun music and songs.
Miss Amy’s mission is to improve the lives of children through interactive music; she was dubbed “The First Lady of Musical Fitness” by the National Children’s Entertainment Blog. A Grammy ® Nominated Artist for her Fitness Rock & Roll album, she also appears on the 54th Grammy ® Winning All About Bullies Big and Small cd.
“Miss Amy performs her Fitness Rock & Roll™ program at school assemblies, libraries, festivals and other events. Miss Amy is the performing talent on the 2004 NAPPA Gold and 2005 Creative Child Excellence Award winning International Baby 101 DVD(English/Japanese/Spanish), and is a featured artist on the 2010 Grammy® nominated Healthy Food For Thought: Good Enough to Eat CD. Addionally, she teaches her music and movement program at several preschools.” For more information on Miss Amy go to her website.

There’s also much more for the kids at this year’s Festival that you will not want to miss. There will be a Wildlife animal show by the Eyes of the Wild. We will have the dynamic duo, The Grand Falloons from Brooklyn, NY, who teach kids about recycling and consequences on the Earth. Also kids will be learning how electricity is made by solar panels by none other than SolarMan from Advance Solar Products.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Nature Center, Sustainable Lawrence, and the Lawrence Township Environmental Resources and Sustainability Green Advisory Committee. The Lawrence Nature Center is located at 481 Drexel Avenue, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. For more information please call Teresita at (609) 882-6367, write to us at terebh1812@gmail.com.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017

Pamela H. Mount, Chair – Turhune Orchards

Teresita Bastides-Heron, Vice-President – Greater Eldridge Park Neighborhood Association

Laurie Emde, Treasurer – D&R Greenway Land Trust

Jori Fahrenfeld, Secretary – The Rock Brook Consulting

Board Members

Christopher Bobbitt, AIA, LEED, AP, Interurban Architecture

Phil Duran, Owner – EnviroPhysics Inc.

John Emmons, Teacher at Community Park School – Princeton Regional School District

Edward Frankel Retired from DEP

Serpil Guran, Ph.D., Director  –  Rutger EcoComplex

Samuel Kosoff, Teacher – Lawrenceville School

Debbie Schaeffer, CEO Mrs.G.TV & Appliance

Edith Tattersall, Division of Energy Security & Sustainability – DEP

Marc Tolo – ETS

Michael Winka – New Jersey BPU

Ex officio: Tahirih Smith,

 

Green Drinks discussion was a Success

Sustainable Lawrence had a wonderful turnout for their most recent Green Drinks, an informal presentation and networking event on May 4 at 7 p.m. in the winery barn at Terhune Orchards. Over 30 participants attended the free event.

Mike Winka from the NJ State Energy Office presented a program, What You Can Do To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint” and a discussion afterwards. Winka was optimistic about the end of coal and the positive prospects about renewable energy now and in the future. He covered how to decide what kind of energy is best for your home, how to calculate and reduce your carbon footprint.

Fun was had by all. Wine and refreshments were served by Terhune Orchards.

Green Drinks is an occasional series held by Sustainable Lawrence and the Lawrence Green Team to foster conversation and community about sustainability issues.

 

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