Morristown Restaurant Week April 27 – May 3

14808534-mmmainMore than 50 local restaurants will be offering deals and specials during Morristown Partnership’s annual Morristown Restaurant Week. From Monday, April 27 – Sunday, May 3, 51 participating restaurants in town will offer prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner, along with special promotions and other drink discounts, as part of the fifth-annual event. More than 40 types of food are expected to be served throughout town. Restaurant-goers can also take advantage of making reservations online at for the 18 Morristown restaurants that are signed up on the website. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit or call the Morristown Partnership at 973-455-1133.

Peach Harvest Festival


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Alstede Farms, located in the historic town of Chester, New Jersey, is a family owned and operated business providing quality fruits and vegetables, fresh from the fields to your table.


The Festival runs from 11am to 5pm both days. Enjoy peaches in more forms than you could possibly imagine! Discover peachy love with their homemade peach ice cream, peach shortcakes, peach ice tea slushies, and more. Alstede Farms Peach Pie is an all-time favorite. Take a Scenic hayride to the peach orchard to pick your own. The Peach Harvest Festival has family friendly activities including Pony Rides, Moon Bounce and more. Delicious time for the whole family!


Saturday, August 2 – Sunday, August 3
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Lane
Corner 84 County Rt. 513 S. (Old Route 24)
Chester, NJ 07930



Parsippany Farmer’s Market

Beginning on June 27th, the Parsippany Farmer’s Market will be open to the public every Friday from 1:00pm-7:00pm.

Located in the town parking lot at the corner of North Beverwyck Road and Minnehana Blvd, the market carries a fresh variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, jams & jellies, honey, flowers, and baked goods.

The Parsippany Farmer’s Market will run every week until October 24th, so don’t miss your chance!

Boonton Farmer’s Market



Every Saturday 8:30am-2:00pm

(Thru Nov 22nd)

Feel like freshening up?

Allow the Boonton Farmer’s Market to help you out.


Boasting local fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, honey, jams, organic grown favorites, cheeses and breads, gourmet foods and more, The Boonton Farmer’s Market will fulfill your needs. Located in the Upper Plane Street Parking just behind Main Street in Boonton, you won’t have to go far for quality produce.

Come on down!

Celebrate Your Favorite Berry at the Strawberry Festival


“Enjoy family fun at Alstede Farms during our Annual Strawberry Harvest Festival! Enjoy a scenic farm hayride to our large strawberry patch and pick your own strawberries right from our fields! A great activity for families, moms groups, church groups or anyone that loves the exceptional taste of fresh picked strawberries! Come on out and enjoy a day in the country!”

Pick your own strawberries from 9am-6pm and enjoy farm activities from 10am-5pm. “All day activity passes for just $13.95 per child allow unlimited access to farm fun ALL DAY!”

Alstede Farms
84 Route 513 (Old Route 24).
Chester, NJ

GPS Address:
1 Chesterfield Dr.
Chester, NJ 07930

Tabor Road Tavern Takes Tavern Dining To A Whole New Level

main-image-grato-emailOne write from New Jersey Monthly reflects on her meal at Tabor Road Tavern: “A recent meal at Tabor Road Tavern, 510 Tabor Road, Parsippany (973-267-7004), reminded me of how delightful a leisurely lunch can be when the service and the food are of good quality. The restaurant is eye-catching, with cathedral ceilings, wooden beams, a wrap-around porch (for outdoor dining when weather permits), and fireplaces.

To start we shared mini monkfish tacos (two in the order) with a zesty sauce. One main was a pulled pork sandwich topped with spicy coleslaw and accompanied with house-made potato chips. The sandwich was lip-smackin’ good—just be prepared to wipe your face after each bite. I had the special of the day, an open-face spinach, roast tomato, and melted mozzarella sandwich on crunchy-crusted peasant bread, with pommes frites. I wished they’d served this bread rather than rolls at the table. A dessert special of banana cake topped with caramelized bananas was superb. The cake was served with chocolate mousse and what was described as praline crunch but tasted like crispy rice cereal mixed with chocolate. I was impressed that our waiter offered to refill our coffees, as I’ve been seeing less and less of this attentiveness recently. Wines by the glass were priced from about $8 to $15. We had a 2006 Brandal Albarino from Spain, which was $10.95. If you’re having more than one glass, you may want to look at the extensive wine list.”


Are You Storing Your Food Correctly?

Improperly storing food is a guaranteed way to cause food borne illness. Make sure you store your food properly to prevent bacteria from growing on food. By following these simple tips you can keep your food and family safe:

  • Always put perishable items away as soon as you get home. Never keep items, including leftovers, out for more than two hours. If it's a particularly hot day limit the amount of time an item spends outside the fridge or freezer to one hour.
  • Make sure you read the labels on items before putting them away. Some items can be stored in the pantry before being opened but need to be refrigerated after opening, like sauces and condiments.
  • Ready-to-eat foods should be used as soon as possible including lunch meats. The longer they stay in the fridge, the greater the chances of bacteria growing.
  • Keep an eye out for moldy food. Mold can grow even in the fridge. If you see anything that looks moldy, throw it out. Try to keep your fridge as clean as possible, and throw out food that has gone bad. 

Are You Storing Your Food Safely? [U.S. Food and Drug Administration]

5 Bread Recipes for Beginners

Served hot and fresh out of the oven with a pat of butter, nothing beats the taste of homemade bread. Want to try your hand at baking bread at home? Don't be intimidated! These five recipes will have you on your way to becoming a seasoned bread-baking pro.

Easy Homemade Bread [The Simple Dollar]

No Knead Bread [Steamy Kitchen]

Simple Whole Wheat Bread [Allrecipes]

How to Make Easy, Fast, Foolproof Bread from Scratch [Jezebel]

Alton Brown's Very Basic Bread Recipe [Food Network]


The Clean Fifteen: The Cleanest Produce Out There

Buying organic food is expensive. If you’re looking to save a few bucks, here’s a list of the “Clean 15”. These fifteen foods are the safest bets if you’re looking for non-organic short cuts, and are the most likely to not have pesticide residue. Check out the list below, and then add them to your shopping list!

The Clean Fifteen

  1. Eggplant
  2. Avocados
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Pineapple (whole)
  5. Watermelon
  6. Asparagus
  7. Papaya
  8. Peas
  9. Cabbage
  10. Avocado
  11. Kiwi
  12. Mango
  13. Broccoli
  14. Corn
  15. Sweet Potatoes

Click here to read more about the Clean Fifteen!