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Jersey’s Best Bites at JerseyFest June 1st


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Join us tomorrow, Saturuday June 1st at Jerseyfest, a celebration of the Garden State’s best music, food, entertainment and more, at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. Admission and parking are free of charge.

A partnership of the Meadowlands Racetrack and North Jersey Media Group, the festival will showcase businesses with a New Jersey connection – from large corporations to local farmers and artisans that make the Garden State so unique.  Jerseybites has organized a “Jersey’s Best Bites” area showcasing local food producers like Bai, Semisweet Desserts, Jersey Flavored Chips, Fatboy Cookies, Crazy Steve’s Pickles and Salsa, Heartbreaking Dawn hot sauces and more.  Stop by for free tastings and to purchase many of these home grown Jersey products.

Jerseyfest will have a New Jersey craft brewers and wineries sampling section that will include  Beach Haus Beer – from East Coast Beer Company, Flying Fish – New Jersey’s largest craft brewery, Cricket Hill microbrewery, Boaks Beer, Ramstein Traditional Lagers and Weizen Beers and Tomasello Winery. JR Cigars will showcase a “cigar lounge.”

For more information and to register online for a betting voucher and to win prizes, visit NorthJersey.com/exposure. The showcase charities include The United Way, Habitat for Humanity and NJ211.  The festival will be held rain or shine.

Here’s a little bit more about our Best Bites participants:

Heartbreaking Dawns has an exceptionally diverse selction of all things spicy. From Hot Sauce and Dry Rubs to Grilling Sauce and Chutney! Every item within their line features ingredient driven recpies that are all-natural and hand crafted. Find the flavor profile that suits you best and bring any dish to life!  To purchase www.heartbreakingdawns.com You can promote the checkout  code “jersey” for 20% off.

The Rutgers Food Innovation Center is a unique business incubation and economic development accelerator program, which provides business and technology expertise to both start-up and established food companies as well as the farming community.  The Rutgers Food Innovation Center is equipped with a 23,000 sq. ft., USDA & FDA approved food production facility and staffed by professionals with years of industry experience in fields ranging from food technology, quality assurance and HACCP to food business marketing, consumer research and packaging design. Whether you’re just exploring a new idea, looking to produce a food product, or trying to grow an existing food business, the Food Innovation Center is here to help. Visit our website to find out more about our services and if we’re a good fit for you and your company www.foodinnovation.rutgers.edu

Fatboy Cookie Company All Natural gourmet cookie dough made the old fashioned way, with butter!  All natural has never been so fun!  Available at Fine retailers (see web site for locations) or order online at www.FatboyCookieCompany.com

Bai 5-Calorie Antioxidant Infusions are delicious, 100% natural beverages infused with exotic fruit juices and antioxidant-rich superfruit. Bai 5 beverages are available online at Amazon.com, at leading retailers throughout the U.S. and at premium stores and supermarkets along the East Coast and West Coast. Every bottle of Bai 5 delivers a thirst-quenching experience that is  packed with flavor not sugar. For more information about the complete line of Bai 5-Calorie Antioxidant Infusions, including newly-released, electrolyte-rich Molokai Coconut,  visit drinkbai.com and facebook.com/drinkbai

Jersey Flavored Potato Chips is the celebration of New Jersey’s famous & indigenous foods.  Created by “real life” Jerseyans with a passion for food and an appreciation for Jersey culture, we have set out to share our favorite Jersey flavors and sprinkle them onto a Potato Chip. Current flavors include Boardwalk Pizza, Disco Fries and Texas Weiner. We currently sell at local farmers markets and plan to sell in some retail locations this summer – check our Facebook page for upcoming news and events!

Nektar Honey Crystals are an all natural granulated honey sweetener in convenient packets. The product is made using 100% all natural grade A domestically sourced liquid honey. Nektar Honey Crystals have all the benefits of traditional honey, without the sticky mess!  This dynamic new product is available at King’s Supermarket, D’Agostino’s, Foodtown, and other fine retailers.  Please visit www.nektarnaturals.com for additional locations, tasty recipes and additional information.

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