Culinary Happenings To-Do List

Make Plans: Street fairs, craft fests and farm dinners to partake in.

Food is indispensable at charity events, and never more so than when the fund-raising event is about protecting an environment necessary for food’s production and cultivation.

That’s why The Farm Cooking School/Roots to River Farm is hosting a fund-raiser for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network called “An Evening with Maya van Rossum” from 6 to 9 pm on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, run by van Rossum, has been fighting to protect the watershed for 23 years. The role of the Delaware Riverkeeper is to give the Delaware River, and the communities that depend upon and appreciate it, a voice at every decision-making table that could provide help or do harm. Van Rossum is an advocate for the The Green Amendment movement, a nationwide effort to advance constitutional rights to pure water, clean air and a healthy environment.

For the fund-raiser, Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman, the chefs who own and operate The Farm Cooking School, will be preparing a five-course vegetarian meal utilizing produce directly from the farm fields. The cost is $250 per person and guests are permitted to bring their own beverages.

The Farm Cooking School is located at 67 Pleasant Valley Road in Titusville. To reserve seats for the dinner and for more information, call 609-236-0608 or visit thefarmcookingschool.com.

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Westfield Hops—A Craft Beer Experience” will take place Saturday, April 28 from 6 to 10 pm at the centrally located Westfield Armory astride NJ Transit train and bus stops in the downtown district.

The festival will be taking place on April 28 with 1 Session from 6 pm-10 pm. The event takes place in the Westfield Armory, at 500 Rahway Avenue in the downtown district.

What’s on tap? Beers from more than 50 breweries, including 18 New Jersey breweries, as well as wines from Valenzano and hard cider. Food will be served by a number of vendors, including Bearded One BBQ, The Guac Spot, Bacon Me Crazy and Glazed & Confused.

General admission is $60; designated drivers are $15. Tickets are available by visiting westfieldhops.com. All tickets include unlimited tastings and a souvenir tasting glass.

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The third annual NJ Street Feast will take place on Saturday, May 19 from 11 am to 7 pm at the Frank A. Vincent Marina, 277 Passaic Avenue in Kearny. The Street Feast, an event sponsored in partnership with the workplace provider Kearny Point, features craft beers and food trucks, along with live music, games for kids and a pop-up marketplace.

Breweries include Carton Brewing, Magnify, Icarus, Backward Flag, Brix City, Brotherton, Three 3’s, Dark City, Alementary and Bolero Snort.

The food truck line-up includes Cupcake Carnivale, Carnivale Donut Bar, Waffle de Lys, Glazed and Confused, Amanda Bananas, The Outslider, Oink and Moo, Callahans, Cheezen, Stellas, 1 Potato Two, The Tot Cart, Mexi Flip Taco Truck, Angry Archie, Eat my Balls, Pizza Vita, Mobile Mardi Gras, No Forks Given and Wild Bill’s Soda.

For tickets and more information, visit njstreetfeast.com.

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