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Throughout January: Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar is giving back to the community in a big way. For every soup sold in January, Blue Morel will donate $1 to the Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center, which provides nutritious meals in a warm, safe, and caring environment, free of charge, no questions asked, to anyone who comes seeking nourishment. Blue Morel, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown, 973-451-2619. Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center, 36 South Street, Morristown, 973-267-0709.

January 9: The West Windsor Market an monthly indoor farmers market on the second Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Windsor Athletic Club. With a large, well-lit room overlooking a picturesque wooded space, live music by local musicians, along with chair massages from The Touch That Heals, these indoor markets look to continue the tradition of the connecting farmers directly with consumers around locally grown and raised food and artisan products. What better way to kick off the New Year than to support local agriculture, purchase fresh products, as well as engage with neighbors and friends all in a friendly environment! (Upcoming dates include February 13, March 12, and April 9.) For a complete roster of farms and vendors, please click here. Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Road, West Windsor.

January 21: Come on down to the River Vale Winter Market, in the Town Hall parking lot. Additional dates include February 4 and 18, and March 3 and 17. 406 Rivervale Road, River Vale.

January 25 to February 5: Hudson Restaurant Week is back! Participating restaurants will be announced soon, but for now, you can sign up here to receive the e-newsletter.

January 28: The Montclair Food & Wine Festival’s Frost Bites delivers many small bites and plenty of bubbly! Warm up for the big late spring event with this celebration of food and drink, featuring 20 top local chefs, live modern rock, and a VIP meet-and-greet with NJ native and Food Network star Chef Amanda Freitag. Tickets are now on sale at various package prices. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Womans Club of Upper Montclair, 200 Cooper Avenue, Montclair.

chili-cook-off_contest-800x500January 30: Come on down to the inaugural Meadowlands Homestyle Chili Cookoff, at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The tasting panel will judge at 7:30 p.m. and the People’s Choice will take place at 8 p.m. in the food court. Contestants must register by January 28, and must be at least 18 years of age. The grand prize winner will walk away with $1,000 and a spot at the International Chili Society’s World Championship Homestyle Chili Cookoff in Reno, NV! Learn more about the event here! (Sponsored listing)

January 30 and 31: The 2016 Northeast Organic Farming Association-NJ Winter Conference at Brookdale Community College in Tinton Falls features more than 50 organic-agriculture-based sessions, packed into one weekend. Attend one or both days. Speakers include Jon McConaughy of Double Brook Farm; Jack Kittredge, policy director of NOFA-MA and editor of The Natural Farmer; NPR’s Mike McGrath; Jess Niederer of Chickadee Farm; Dorothy Mullen of The Suppers Programs; and keynote speaker Kathleen Delate. Online registration is available through January 24.

February 6: The 6th Annual Great Beer Festival opens its doors at the Meadowlands Expo Center, with 80+ brewers and 150+ beers. Sessions include 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (General admission is $45 per person, $10 for designated drivers. Entrants must be 21+.)

March 4, 5, 6: Join Jersey Bites at the New Jersey Home Show in Edison, with cooking demonstrations from some of the state’s top chefs at the Jersey Bites Cooking Pavillion. Stay tuned for details and updates as the event approaches—we can’t wait to see you there!

Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Morris County Winter Farmers Market is in a new location, and can now be found at Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills Street, Morristown.

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