Educating Your Palate At The EARTH Center

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK — On Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m., Elijah’s Promise Culinary School will be hosting their Farm to Table event at the EARTH Center, home to Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County. Located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick, the EARTH Center strives to educate central Jersey residents on environmental stewardship and the value of local agriculture.

This year’s event will be “All About Ice Cream” and other assorted frozen treats featuring locally grown ingredients grown prepared by students and chefs from the Elijah’s Promise Culinary School. The Farm to Table series, 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.

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.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County staff and volunteers work with Elijah’s Promise and Farmers Against Hunger to maintain and harvest produce from a 1,200 sq. ft garden. Food is donated to Elijah’s Promise and other local food banks.

There is a $15 suggested donation for attending and registration is required by July 13. Register by calling 1-732-545-9002 ext. 110 or by e-mailing btaylor@elijahspromise.net. The event will take place rain or shine. To learn more about Elijah’s Promise, visit their website at www.elijahspromise.net.

 


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