Farming Association Presents Daylong Summer Food Symposium
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) will host its Summer Food Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 21, at Duke Farms Coach Barn, in Hillsborough. Four expert speakers will lead the daylong event, which includes lunch, as they explain how to make fresh, locally and organically grown food a part of one’s daily life.
The day begins with Joseph Heckman, Ph.D., a professor of soil science for Rutgers University, who will speak about building the organic movement. Andreea Fegan, who is certified as both a health coach and raw food specialist, will explore the benefits of simple eating with raw foods. Chef and wellness educator Annmarie Cantrell follows lunch, teaching how to prepare farm fresh foods for maximum nutrition. Sharon Vecchiarelli, a board certified health counselor and nutrition educator, ends the symposium with a demonstration and discussion of canning and natural foods preservation.