Salute’ Bistro, Montclair; Blue Moon Acres Farm Store, Pennington; Farm to School Events, New Brunswick

My review of Montclair’s self-declared farmhouse-Italian bistro, Salute, is in the July issue of New Jersey Monthly and online here at njmonthly.com.

Read my profile of the excellent new Blue Moon Acres farm store in Pennington – brought to you by Cathy & Jim Lyons, the folks behind those famous Blue Moon Acres microgreens – here in the July 6 issue of the Princeton Packet. Below are a few pics of the interior, just to get you salivating.

Cathy Lyons herself composes these flower arrangements.

A sample of the daily produce from the Blue Acres farms in Pennington and Bucks County.

Daughter Lissa is behind all the artwork inside the Amish frame structure that houses the market.

Finally, below, samples of the produce. The store also carries local meats, cheeses, ice creams, honey, jams, and much more.

A Day and Evening of Events for NJ’s Farm to School Network

All you supporters of the NJ Farm to School movement listen up: the folks behind the New Brunswick restaurants Tula and Evelyn’s have planned fundraising events on Sunday, July 22 called Embrace the Taste of New Jersey.

From noon to 4 pm, there will be 7 stations serving up seasonal dishes with ingredients donated by are farmers and food artisans in the outdoor garden at Evelyn’s. A $10 donation gets you in.

At Tula, chef Michael Anthony is offering a 5-course farm-t0-fork dinner that night. The menu will use pork from Cherry Grove Farm, scallops from Viking Village, produce from North Slope and ER Farms, Jersey peaches and blueberries, and ice cream from Thomas Sweet. The cost is $80.

For info, reservations, and directions phone 732.246.0014, or click on the Tula link, above.

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