‘Slow the Fork Down’ at a special farmers market in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the “delicious revolution” on Sunday, Dec. 9, as Slow Food Northern NJ celebrates good, clean and fair food for everyone at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, in honor of Terra Madre Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public is welcome to meet local farmers and food artisans; stock up on the best of local, sustainably-produced foods; and support school and community vegetable gardens in low-income areas of northern New Jersey.

Terra Madre Day, officially Dec. 10, is Slow Food’s anniversary. Slow Food chapters all around the world celebrate local eating, agricultural biodiversity and sustainable food production. This Dec. 9 market is Northern NJ’s way to spread the word about how we can all change the world through food that is good, clean and fair for all.

It’s also an important fundraiser. A small donation at the door supports Slow Food Northern NJ’s school and community garden fund. Supporting local — including urban — farmers, providing low-income families in the area with access to fresh vegetables, and teaching children about gardening and nutrition are at the foundation of Slow Food’s mission.