Jersey Fresh: Garden State’s Best Farmers Markets

NJ chef Rachel Weston has a new cookbook that features the Farmer’s Markets in New Jersey and tips on how to pick the best produce from the Garden State.

NEW JERSEY FRESH: FOUR SEASONS FROM FARM TO TABLE

BY RACHEL WESTON

Want to find a farmer’s market in New Jersey? Do you want to learn about your favorite vegetables and how to buy them, store them and cook them? Are you looking for a local seasonal recipe created by a New Jersey chef? Then look no further than this new informative book by Rachel Weston that guides us through the four growing seasons in the Garden State. Of particular interest were the recipes from some of my favorite restaurants and chefs including: Pasta e Piselli from Michael Fiorianti,, executive chef at Satis in Jersey City; Acorn Squash Moranga from Samba in Montclair; and Endive Caesar Salad from chef Francesco Palmieri, owner of The Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield.

Weston a chef, blogger and cooking teacher, will be at the following Farmer’s Markets, where she will be selling and signing her book:

Saturday, June 13: Cherry Grove Farm’s Grass-Fed BBQ, from 11:30 AM to 5 PM.

Saturday, June 27: West Windsor Farmers Market, from 10 AM to Noon.

Tuesday, June 30: Millburn Farmers’ Market, from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Saturday, July 11: Pennington Farmers’ Market, from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Sunday, July 12: Ramsey Farmers’ Market, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Friday, July 24: Princeton Forrestal Village Farmers’ Market, from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Saturday, September 5: Sickles Specialty Foods Market, time to be determined.

For more information on the classes and events with Weston visit her website.

New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table, $19.99, The History Press. Available at local retailers, online bookstores or through The History Press at their website or 888-313-2665.

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CHEF DINO BORGHI

Dino Borghi is the owner/chef of Borghi’s Restaurant By The Bay, 8128 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor (609-961-3899). He also owns Borghi’s Restaurant in Chalfont, PA.

DOMINIQUE FILONI RETURNS TO AVENUE IN LONG BRANCH

Thierry Carrier, general manager of Avenue, 23 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch (732-759-2900) has announced that Dominique Filoni, the restaurant’s executive chef from February 2009 to September 2014, has returned in that capacity effective May 5. He is replacing John Johnson, who was there from February 2015. Most recently, chef Filoni was working in Florida, launching La Table du Marche by Christopher Leroy in Miami and Coral Gables.

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