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.
Featured image courtesy of Newark Science and Sustainability Inc.