Rebuilding Our Local Food Economy
The Foodshed Alliance is working to shift our food and farming system towards significantly increased production and consumption of locally grown, locally produced, and locally sourced foods. This will shift millions of dollars into our region’s local food economy, dollars that are currently being stripped away by an industrialized, globalized, fossil-fuel-based, chemical-dependent food system that is degrading our environment, damaging our health, and undermining our local economy.
Farm-To-Fork Celebration at Alba Vineyard & Winery
Tickets are now available for 8-Course Gourmet Dining and Wine Tasting Benefit at Alba Vineyard & Winery, on Sunday, August 30, 2015.
Take the Farmer/Food Producer Survey
Farmers and food producers: Please take this confidential survey to help us map the food production assets in northern New Jersey.
Tickets Now Available For Foodshed Alliance Wine and Food Festival
Sponsored by Alba Vineyard to benefit the Foodshed Alliance, the Garden State’s best wineries will join forces with the state’s premium wine wholesalers to pour their finest estate wines at the second annual Foodshed Alliance Wine and Food Festival at Alba Vineyard on September 26 and 27, 2015, from noon to 5 p.m. The festival is the vineyard’s largest charitable event of the year with 100% of the proceeds going to the Foodshed Alliance to strengthen local food systems that nourish people, sustain farmers, respect lands, and build a resilient food economy.
If you are like me, you are passionate about the inextricable connection between food, farms and the environment. If we want food that is healthy, clean, nutritious and locally grown, we have to support and promote local farms as stewards of our rural lands and waterways.
The Foodshed Alliance connects people to local farms that produce our food. As a grassroots nonprofit, we work exclusively where farming, food and the environment come together.
The Foodshed Alliance works to promote the health of our food system, not only to make abundant, healthy foods available in our region, but to promote the health and sustainability of our land and water that so generously supports our food system.
Please donate to help us with this work. Your contribution will help us work to strengthen our local food system. read more…
Our own Kendrya Close and local chefs Brad Boyle and Michael Carrino appear in a commercial for Chopped Grill Masters on the Food Network! To see the promo spot, click on the photo, scroll down, then click on the “Open Your Basket Vignette.”
The Foodshed Alliance has been included in the “Good Food Org Guide,” published by the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, listing groups that do “exemplary work in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.” The Foodshed Alliance is one of six New Jersey nonprofits cited in the “Good Food Org Guide.”
In March 2011, the Foodshed Alliance was honored with a Garden State Green Award. The award honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the environment. The award was presented at Kean University during the Garden State Greenfest.
A “Foodshed” describes a region where food flows from where it is produced to the place where it is consumed, including the land it grows on, the route it travels, the markets it passes through, and the tables it ends up on.
The Foodshed Alliance works with farmers, food producers, agricultural leaders and consumers to develop projects that foster the growth of a sustainable local food system.
We need to bolster our local food system to increasingly feed a greater proportion of our local population by localizing our food supply to the greatest level possible.