Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

Food Events in New Jersey

July 21st – 27th: South Jersey Farm to Fork Restaurant Week – South Jersey Hot Chefs has put on a Farm to Fork Restaurant week, finishing up this Saturday. $25 to $35 prix-fixe four course dinners are being offered at many fantastic Jersey restaurants. Visit their website to check out the deals available!

July 25th: Sustainable Fare for Sustainable Jersey – Sustainable Jersey will host a farm to table dinner this evening at Terhune Orchards of Princeton. The fundraiser includes a seven course dinner, wine pairings, cocktails, and appetizers. The food will be prepared by a select group of acclaimed local chefs. Tickets are $150 per person, $100 of which is tax deductible.

July 25th – 28th: Gloucester County 4-H Fair and NJ Peach Festival – Enjoy everything from equestrian contests and livestock auctions to music and birdhouse decorating for kids at the Gloucester County 4-H fair, running from Thursday to Sunday this weekend. On the menu: barbeque dinners, peach ice cream, and lots of fresh peaches!

July 27th: Healthy Eating: What it is and how to do it – Judith Robinson, Manager and Co-Developer of the Princeton Farmers Market, will teach a class on healthy eating at Terhune Orchards in Princeton, focusing on how to incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables into your diet. The class is $20 per person, call 609-356-0558 to register.

July 28th: Summer Chill Wine Festival – Sunday July 28th from 4pm to 9pm at Renault Winery Resort and Golf located in Egg Harbor City, 72 N. Bremen Ave. Come and  Sip 11 of the New Jersey’s wineries best offerings! $10 per tic before July 24th $15 after. Visit to purchase tics online or call 609-965-2111. Also earlier in the day enjoy a Car Show Extravaganza from 10am to 3pm rain or shine all makes and models of American Muscle Cars!

July 25th – 28th: Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival – Headlining talents include: Robert Irvine, Rocco Dispirito and The Neely’s. Join us this summer at the Atlantic City shore for four days of fabulous foods, winning wines and celebrity chefs at the 2013 Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. View Food & Wine Event Schedule   This Years Celebrity Appearances   Purchase and Event Package

July 31st:  Food Truck Mash-Up  Fun and trendy food trucks will make their inaugural visit to Bergen County on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 4 to 10 p.m. at Overpeck Park’s Amphitheater in Ridgefield Park, N.J. Sponsored by Holy Name Medical Center, the Food Truck Mash-Up will showcase more than 20 food trucks selling a variety of delicious foods from Thai to Puerto Rican barbeque to healthy wraps and unique desserts. Holy Name Medical Center will be promoting wellness and living a healthy lifestyle. Admission and parking are free of charge.Live music will be performed by School of Rock all-star and house bands, Bergen native Heather Brave, and 5 Track Mind. Heather’s debut EP, Simply, is now available on iTunes, featuring all self-written songs. For more information visit

July 31st: Burgers and Bluegrass – Whole Foods of Madison will host bluegrass band Ida Jo and offer samples of microbrews from Founders next Wednesday, from 4 – 8 PM. Enjoy grilled food with your beer and music!

Month of July: Nationwide Cheese Pairing Contest – Tenaya Darlington, author of Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese and acclaimed cheese enthusiast, has announced a month-long, nationwide cheese pairing contest. Even better, your cheese plate entry must represent your state! Submit a photo of a cheese plate featuring local cheeses or a dish you created involving a cheese from your state. There will be a winner from each of the 48 contiguous states and each will win a copy of her new book, as well as inclusion in a winners post on her blog. Visit her blog for full details.

August 3rd: Summer Beer Fest – High Street Grill of Mount Holly, NJ presents a summer beer fest, from 4-7 PM on August 3rd. Tickets will be sold for $45 in advance at High Street Grill, or $50 on the day of. The event includes more than 40 beers to sample, as well as food and live music.

August 3rd & 4th: Just Peachy Festival – Terhune Orchards of Princeton, NJ will host it’s first ever peach festival from 10 AM – 5 PM on August 3rd and 4th. Both days will feature live music and tastings from many local farm to fork businesses. The festival is kid friendly, offering wagon rides, games, and barnyard fun. Best of all, you can’t miss the peaches–peach pie, peach cobbler, peaches and cream, peach salsa, and gorgeous peach themed crepes by Jammin’ Crepes. Festival is free, admission to tasting area is $5.

August 4th: A Toute Heure Canning Classes – Andrea and Jim Carbine, owners of A Toute Heure (ATH), in Cranford, will be hosting summer canning classes. The morning class will focus on fruit with an intro to preserving and jamming. The afternoon class will focus on vegetables with an intro to pickling and preserving the best local produce for canning for winter storage. Both classes will include a hands-on demo led by ATH co-owner, Andrea Carbine, as well as a jar of one item covered in class to take home. $45/person per class. Must be paid and registered prior to class. Visit for more information and to download a registration form.