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21 July 2017
8:00 am EDTEdible Jersey’s Sixth Annual “Eat Drink Local Week” at New Jersey Restaurants
Edible Jersey’s sixth annual Eat Drink Local Week - which celebrates the bounty of New Jersey farmers of land and sea, and the culinary skills of our State’s most talented chefs - will take place July 21 to 30 at more than 50 restaurants statewide.
Eat Drink Local Week is presented by Edible Jersey, a James Beard Award-winning magazine celebrating its 10th anniversary with its most recent High Summer issue. The popular magazine is dedicated to promoting the local, seasonal foods of the Garden State. Eat Drink Local Restaurant Week showcases the broad range of foods produced from oysters to peaches in the Garden State and the creativity of the state’s chefs in preparing dishes using these locally-sourced products. Participating restaurants will be offering a variety of promotions showcasing New Jersey fruits, vegetables, specialty foods, seafood, beer and wines. These promotions include the chef’s choice of how he or she would like to promote local foods. They include prix-fixe menus, special seasonally driven dishes, supplemental menus, cocktail specials, New Jersey craft beer or wine pairings, and more during the 10-day event. Diners should be sure to ask their servers about the restaurant’s Eat Drink Local Week specials. A list of participating restaurants can be found by visiting http://ediblejersey.com

“Eat Drink Local Week” is co-sponsored by Zone 7, a fresh-from-the-farm specialty distribution service that connects local farmers and chefs by delivering high-quality ingredients from farms in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania directly to restaurants and grocers throughout NJ, PA and NY. Special tastings and guest appearances by farmers and producers during Eat Drink Local Week are also part of the weeklong event.

In addition to the restaurants’ special Eat Drink Local Week menus, some restaurants are holding special dinners with the food and/or beverage producers as hosts.
According to New Jersey’s Department of Agriculture, New Jersey is home to more than 9,000 farms covering 720,00 acres of farmland. The state is among the leaders in many forms of agricultural production. For example, New Jersey ranks 2nd in eggplant production, 3rd in cranberry production, 3rd in spinach, 5th in bell peppers and 6th in peach production. The state also produces an abundance of tomatoes, sweet corn, apples, strawberries, potatoes, hay, soybeans and nursery stock. Agriculture is New Jersey’s third largest industry behind pharmaceuticals and tourism, bringing in billions of dollars in revenue to the state.

“Congratulations to Edible Jersey for the positive impact it has made on New Jersey agriculture for the last 10 years,” said New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher. “Edible Jersey highlights the fabulous cross section of farms in our state and has helped elevate awareness of opportunities to visit farms and enjoy agriculture on so many different levels. In addition, it informs consumers and residents by expanding their knowledge with countless recipes, tips, restaurant reviews and other items that feature the extraordinary bounty of our state. We look forward to working with Edible Jersey for decades to come. ”

At the launch of Edible Jersey 10 years ago, founder and co-publisher Nancy Brannigan Painter wrote: “With the polarizing pull of New York and Philadelphia at each end, and highways cutting a wide, fast swath through our core, it’s often difficult to think of New Jersey as one community that—just like a family—needs to be nurtured and supported. In the country’s most densely populated state, however, New Jersey’s food community deserves our attention. Local food is important.”
Those words remain true today and are at the core of Edible Jersey’s Eat Drink Local Week 2017.

About Edible Jersey: Edible Jersey celebrates the local, seasonal food of the Garden State. Launched in 2007 and published six times per year, the magazine tells the story of the local farmers, fishermen, chefs, home cooks, food artisans, brewers, vintners and others who energize New Jersey’s culinary community. The magazine’s mission is further extended through its popular website, e-newsletter and other digital venues.
Edible Jersey is a proud member of Edible Communities, a network of over 90 titles throughout the U.S. and Canada devoted to local and regional food. In 2011, Edible Jersey along with the entire Edible Communities organization was named Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. ediblejersey.com

100 Steps, Cranford
The Able Baker, Maplewood
Adam's Tavern, Westfield
Alice’s, Lake Hopatcong
The Artist Baker, Morristown
Arturo’s Osteria & Pizzeria, Maplewood
Bucket & Bay, Jersey City
Blue Morel, Morristown
Coda Kitchen & Bar, Maplewood
Honshu, Jersey City
Huntley Taverne, Summit
The Inn at Millrace Pond, Hope
Long Valley Pub & Brewery, Long Valley
Lorena’s, Maplewood
Razza, Jersey City
Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza, Montclair
Sorellina, Hoboken
Squirrel & the Bee, Maplewood
St. James’s Gate, Maplewood
Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery, Berkeley Heights
Winberie’s, Summit
The Windlass, Lake Hopatcong
12 Farms, Hightstown
Albariño, Shrewsbury
(Opening Summer 2017)
The Bernards Inn, Bernardsville
Brick Farm Tavern, Hopewell
D’Floret, Lambertville
Due Mari, New Brunswick
Emily’s Café, Pennington
Eno Terra, Kingston
The Frog and The Peach, New Brunswick
Grateful Bites, Flemington
Humphrey’s Tavern, Glen Gardner
Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park
Larimar, Spring Lake
Lovin’ Oven, Frenchtown
Market Pizza, Stockton
Mediterra, Princeton
Milford House, Milford
Nicoletta Pizzeria, Bernardsville
Osteria Morini, Bernardsville
Rat’s Restaurant, Hamilton
Russell & Bette’s, Rumson
The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station
The Sergeantsville Inn, Sergeantsville
Seasons 52, Bridgewater, Edison, Princeton
Stage Left Steak, New Brunswick
Whole Earth Center Café, Princeton

The Farm & Fisherman, Cherry Hill
Good Earth Organic Eatery, West Cape May
Il Verdi, Atlantic City
Mad Batter, Cape May
Olón, Atlantic City
Parker’s Garage, Beach Haven
Seasons 52, Cherry Hill
The Washington Inn, Cape May

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