Sample organic food grown by local urban farmers at Harvest to Table Fest this week

Organic food lovers will have a chance to taste locally grown produce, chat with urban farmers and enjoy the goods at Harvest Table, a daytime healthy cafe in Newark, from August 24 to August 28. 

Harvest Table owner Carissa Borraggine has partnered with Tobias A. Fox, the founder of Newark Science and Sustainability Inc. to bring patrons to the restaurant to sample organic food, and learn why buying from local farmers will help both their personal health and community pride. 

The event is called “Harvest to Table Fest” and Newark SAS hopes it will boost the trend of buying local by putting a spotlight on local growers. 

“It is our goal to create a local green economy and organizing events like this is definitely leading us in that direction,” Fox said. 

“This event is important because many local residents don’t even realize that they have access to fresh, organic produce right in their own neighborhood,” Borraggine said. “These growers are doing wonderful things for the community, and we want to support them.”

Harvest Table is located at 127 Halsey Street in downtown Newark and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cafe normally offers a collection of healthy sandwiches, salads, coffee and smoothies. 

For more information you can contact Fox at 646-399-0337 or email

Featured image courtesy of Newark Science and Sustainability Inc. 

Newark Museum Second Sunday program continues on January 10

The Newark Museum Second Sunday program features lectures, performances, tours, art and science demonstrations and workshops, music, and a special brunch menu. The day runs from noon to 5 pm and all events are free with admission unless otherwise noted.

The January 10 event will celebrate the holidays and the exhibitions The Shape of Light: Gabriel Dawe, Outside the Lines: Color Across the Collections and Chromatics: Minimalism and Color Field Experiments.

Program highlights include:

  • Brunch, catered by David Ellis Events and entertainment provided by NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Ensemble, noon – 2 pm. Reservations are required; admission is $19.75 for full buffet brunch and $9.75 for continental breakfast. For tickets, call 973.596.6553.
  • Artist demonstration with Judy Langille, 12:30-1:30 pm and 2-3:30 pm Nationally-acclaimed fiber artist and arts educator, Judy Langille showcases her process in creating quilts, often layering color, shape and texture using hand-dyed fabrics. Along with her students, she invites visitors to explore and experiment with stitching techniques
  • Creative Play children’s activities, 1, 2, & 3 pm. Children will explore the lines and color of the quilts in our collection and create a mini-quilt to take home.
  • Newark Museum through the Eyes of Gallery Aferro Artists: Kenseth Armstead, 2pm, Kenseth Armstead, who has exhibited his videos and multi-media installations worldwide, finds works that inspire, intrigue and resonate with his artistic process.
  • Performance by New Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra, 3 pm. Be swept off your feet with a special performance by the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra.  Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák and Ravel transport you to Austria of the 18th- and 19th- centuries, America in the late 19th- century, and Paris at the turn of the 20th-century.
  • Conversation with Artist Michael James, 4 pm. Michael James, one of America’s most highly acclaimed contemporary art quilters and Newark Museum Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts,Ulysses Dietz discuss James’s creative process, innovative use of materials and the impact of new technologies on contemporary quilt making.

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