Join us in supporting a greener Mercer County at the fourth of Terhune Orchards’ annual Farm to Table Fun(d)raisers. This year’s celebration, held at Terhune Orchards on Thursday, July 23, from 5-9 p.m., will benefit the Green Teams and sustainability organizations of Mercer County.
The event will feature fresh ingredients from local farms prepared by the well-known chefs from the Terra Momo Restaurant Group and the Bent Spoon, celebrating the local food movement and promoting awareness about county-wide sustainability efforts, while raising money to fund them under the auspices of the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition.
The Mercer County Sustainability Coalition is an alliance of Green Teams and sustainability organizations in the County. Formed in 2013 from the nascent irregular meetings of the various green teams and organizations around Mercer County, the Coalition works to promote a regional and collaborative approach to sustainability initiatives. Environmental issues know no regional boundaries. From our air and water quality, to transportation, to trash and recycling, these issues are common to all of the municipalities within a region. It simply makes sense to promote sustainability regionally and to tackle issues together. By uniting together coalition members can become greater than the sum of their individual parts.
Members of the Coalition have collaborated on the Living Local Expo, the region’s annual March “green fair” which was originally spearheaded by Sustainable Lawrence eight years ago and a Food Waste Recycling event in October of 2014. With limited funding to support their activities, the proceeds of this year’s Farm to Table Fun(d)raiser will enable them to reach out to a larger segment of county residents and plan initiatives and education on a larger scale.
Guests will enjoy cocktails followed by a five-course meal made from New Jersey sourced ingredients and paired with Terhune Orchards’ own award-winning wines. Live music will be performed throughout the meal. Diners will be treated to an overview of each course by the chef that prepared it, as well as an explanation of its wine pairing by Gary Mount of Terhune Orchards and diners will be sent home with local produce grown right on the farm.
Chefs who have generously volunteered their time for the event include: Joseph Voller, Frank Caponi, Hillary Uricks, Brett Mathew and Terry Strong, all from the Terra Momo Restaurant Group and Gabby Carbone from The Bent Spoon in Princeton.
Terhune Orchards is at 330 Cold Soil Road. Cocktails will be served starting at 5 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Dress is country casual and the event will proceed rain or shine. Tickets are $100 per person or $150 per couple and can be purchased using the Pay Pal link below or on our Farm to Table Event page. Our thanks to Sustainable Lawrence for its support in providing the Pay Pal option for payment for this event.