Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Early Bird Pricing Ends March 1

Time to sign up for the 2020 season. Early Bird Pricing Ends March 1

Here are some highlights for 2020. Full Share details can be found on our website in the "Shares Offered" section. 

- Season Dates: June 9 to November 18
- Pick up Day, Time, Location: Wednesdays, 12-3 PM, General Store Cooperative, Maplewood
- Early Bird Pricing: Purchased before March 1. The March 1 deadline is firm. No exceptions. 
- Payment: PayPal, Check, Venmo, ApplePay, or Zelle
- Vegetable Share: Three sizes available -- Basic, Premium and Half Premium
- Fruit Share
- Egg and Mushroom Shares
- Food Pantry Donations: I continue to raise money to purchase shares for our local food pantries; Our Lady of Sorrows, Interfaith Food Pantry, MEND NJ food pantries. DONATION LINK BELOW! 
- Share Buy Backs: For potential members concerned about summer vacations and missing shares, this year I am once again will try a buy back weekly shares program.

How does it work?
- Starting on June 9th, Farm & Fork Society members will pick up their shares on Wednesdays at General Store Cooperative in Maplewood. Pick up times are from 12 PM to 3 PM.  
- All members are expected to volunteer 1-2 short shifts per season to assist in the distribution of weekly shares. A volunteer sign-up sheet will be coming your way before the season begins. In past years, volunteer requirement has only been one time for the season. 
- Each member is required to pay a $30 membership fee to help cover the costs of running the Farm & Fork Society and any supplies that are needed.

How to Become a Member
Click HERE to go to our website ("How to Join" section) where you can find detailed instructions and a link to our online ordering system. All members must agree to our Rules & Regulations which can be read on the website. Please review prior to filling out your online order form. Membership commitment and payment is needed no later than May 1. (Membership commitment is not considered enacted until order form and payment have been received. A confirmation email will be sent to you once membership is complete.)

DONATE!

If you cannot join the season, please consider a donation for us to purchase shares for our local food pantries via MEND NJ.  Click on link here for a tax deductible donation form. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Time to Sign up for the 2020 -- Early Bird Pricing Until March 1

Why Join???  Being a member of Farm & Fork Society, you benefit from seasonal produce that is literally farm-to-table. All produce comes directly from the fields of small local local organic farms that pursue practices that are environmentally sustainable. Produce is either certified organic, organic stewardship, eco-farmed or sustainably grown. Animals products are raised without antibiotics and hormones and the farmers can trace back all the materials they use in their farming. 


NEW FOR 2020
The newest change for the 2020 season is we are moving to Maplewood! We will now outside the General Store Cooperative located on Springfield Ave in Maplewood. This is very exciting. You will not only get to pick up your produce but inside is LOT of great stuff -- especially the zero waste, package free shops -- Good Bottle Refill Shop where you can get all your cleaning needs and Dry Goods Refillery that sells bulk dry goods. You can also run in for a tasty treat and latte at Three Daughters Baking Co.

2020 HIGHLIGHTS
Full Share details can be found in the "Shares Offered" tab. 

- Season Dates: June 9 to November 18
- Pick up Day, Time, Location: Wednesdays, 12-3 PM, General Store Cooperative, Maplewood
- Early Bird Pricing: Purchased before March 1. The March 1 deadline is firm. No exceptions. 
- Payment: PayPal, Check, Venmo, ApplePay, or Zelle
- Vegetable Share: Three sizes available -- Basic, Premium and Half Premium
- Fruit Share
- Egg and Mushroom Shares
- Food Pantry Donations: I continue to raise money to purchase shares for our local food pantries; Our Lady of Sorrows, Interfaith Food Pantry, MEND NJ food pantries 
- Share Buy Backs: For potential members concerned about summer vacations and missing shares, this year I am once again will try a buy back weekly shares program.

How does it work?
- Starting on June 9th, Farm & Fork Society members pick up their shares on Wednesdays at General Store Cooperative in Maplewood. Pick up times are from 12 PM to 3 PM.  
- All members are expected to volunteer 1-2 short shifts per season to assist in the distribution of weekly shares. A volunteer sign-up sheet will be coming your way before the season begins. In past years, volunteer requirement has only been one time for the season. 
- Each member is required to pay a $30 membership fee to help cover the costs of running the Farm & Fork Society and any supplies that are needed.

How do I become a member?
Click HERE to go to go to the "How to Join" tab where you can find detailed instructions and a link to our online ordering system. All members must agree to our Rules & Regulations. Please review prior to filling out your online order form. Membership commitment and payment is needed no later than May 1. (Membership commitment is not considered enacted until order form and payment have been received. A confirmation email will be sent to you once membership is complete.)

Any questions, email Melissa at farmandforksociety@gmail.com

Friday, January 17, 2020

Open Your Eyes to the Beauty, Intelligence and Solutions the Fungi Kingdom

The Film Society of Summit and Farm & Fork Society to Host Two Showings of “Fantastic Fungi: The Mushroom” Movie Followed by Panel Discussion

Farm & Fork Society is partnering with The Film Society of Summit to host two screenings of the documentary “Fantastic Fungi: The Mushroom Movie” followed by a panel discussion on January 24th and January 31st. This visually stunning film amazes with time-lapse footage of mushrooms fruiting and opening our eyes to the more than 1.5 million species of fungi including yeasts, molds and mushrooms. The film teaches how important fungi and mushrooms play in binding the world together.
Directed by Louie Schwartzberg and written by Mark Monroe, who won a Best Documentary Oscar for “The Cove,” Fantastic Fungi tells the story of the importance that fungi and mushrooms play as the digestive force and “internet” of the plant world. In addition to the amazing cinematography, the documentary includes interviews with author Michael Pollan, science and food writer Eugenia Bone, and alternative medicine doctor Andrew Weil. Actress Brie Larsen narrates, and mycologist Paul Stamets explains the importance of fungi and their vegetative part, known as mycelium.
After the screenings, there will be a panel discussion led by Melissa Goldberg of Farm & Fork Society. On January 24th, the panel will include Dan Lipow, master forager and owner of The Foraged Feast, and Kyle Buller, whose near death experience as a teenager led him to study transpersonal psychology, holotropic breathwork and host a podcast called Psychedelics Today. On January 31st, Dan Lipow will return to join Matt Emmer of Field Trip Health, the world’s first integrated company in legal psychedelics.
January 24th screening takes place at 7 PM at Mondo Summit, 3rd Floor, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ.  January 31st screen takes place at 10:30 AM at Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://www.summitfilmsociety.com