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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

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  • Thursday, July 16, 2009

    Sussex County, NJ Focus

    First I list some events...then I highlight some Sussex County organizations and the Sussex County Food Co-op.

    Here are some events from the Sussex County Democratic Party Calendar and the Sussex County website:

    Olde Lafayette Village Farmers' Market
    Olde Lafayette Village
    Route 15 at Route 94
    Lafayette, NJ

    Sundays, 11 AM - 4 PM
    June 27 through October 31, 2004

    Hats off to the Sussex County Board of Agriculture, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County, Olde Lafayette Village, the Garden State Garlic Growers, and the local farmers of the Sussex County Farmers Marketing Association. Their efforts -- and fruit, vegetables, herbs, cheeses, goat milk products, honey, baked goods, flowers and cider -- made the market's inaugural season in 2002 a smashing success.
    Driving Directions and Info:

    The Vernon Township Democratic Municipal Committee Meeting
    July 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Nordic House (formerly the Internat Cafe) 233 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462.

    The Vernon Township Democratic Municipal Committee Meeting
    August 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Nordic House (formerly the Internat Cafe) 233 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462.

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2009, 5 -10pm FEED AND FILM
    Co-sponsored with the Foodshed Alliance and The Nature Conservancy
    Sustainable Potluck Dinner and OUTDOORS FILM NIGHT

    Food 5 pm -7 pm Movie at 8:30 pm or when dark enough Film: OVER THE HEDGE (Rated G)

    The Nature Conservancy and the HTHS team up again to offer an evening out under the stars in a pristine lakeside landscape. Bring a dish to pass, a blanket and chairs, and settle in for food and an outdoor movie projected on the side of the old barn. The site has plenty of level field for setting up for an evening in the park. If it rains, the event is canceled.

    Dinner requires bringing a dish, made with local ingredients, to pass! Movie Portion is Free

    4th Annual Farm & Food Open House
    to benefit the Foodshed Alliance, a project of Genesis Farm
    Saturday, September 12, 2009 (raindate: Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009)

    Enjoy a day of getting to know where your local food comes from!
    Join us for the 4th Annual Farm & Food Open House - a day of
    FARM TOURS and an amazing local HARVEST DINNER prepared by
    some of NJ's most talented, passionate chefs and served on the farm.

    FARM TOURS: 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

    For more info, click here.

    The Vernon Township Democratic Municipal Committee Meeting
    September 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Nordic House (formerly the Internat Cafe) 233 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462.

    Tuesday, November 03, 2009
    General Election
    Location: your voting district
    cast your vote for our 2 Assembly candidates,2 Freeholder candidates, County Surrogate & municipal candidates

    Northwest New Jersey for Democracy
    If you are a progressive Democrat or Independent living in Northwest NJ, you know that like-minded neighbors might be hard to find. Maybe it seems that this red part of a blue state is an island of conservative thinking. But - you are not alone, there are plenty of us, and we aren't afraid to be heard.

    Join the group.

    Join the discussion at our Yahoo! Group.

    Other local resources:
    Warren County Democratic Committee
    Morris County Democratic Committee
    Sussex County Democratic Committee

    The Vernon Township Democratic Municipal Committee

    The Vernon Township Democratic Municipal Committee is the Vernon branch of the Sussex County Democratic Committee. Our mission is to promote the Democratic cause and develop the local Democratic organization to help elect Democrats at all levels of government. While we are naturally particularly interested in local Vernon government, we are also concerned with county, state, and national affairs.

    Although voting membership is by election or appointment, meetings are open to all, and you don't have to be a voting member to be active in the Committee's work. There are committee openings in some districts, so if you are interested in serving as a committee member let us know.

    The VTDMC meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Nordic House (formerly the Internat Cafe) 233 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462. except as noted. In addition, events of interest coming up in the next few months are listed below.

    Sussex County Food Co-op
    30 Moran Street
    Newton, New Jersey 07860
    Phone: (973) 579-1882

    (email doesn't work?)

    We at the Sussex County Food Co-op believe in the positive association between good food and good health. We are dedicated to providing our members and customers with high quality products -- with emphasis on organic, Biodynamic and locally-produced food suitable for a wide range of dietary needs. We welcome special orders for goods not usually found in conventional food stores. We strive for first-rate customer service, and truth in advertising. Another goal is to educate our members and the public. The Sussex County Food Co-op pledges to provide our patrons with good-for-you food at good-to-you prices!

    Foodshed Alliance of the Ridge and Valley

    Do you yearn to...
    * find local sources of cheese, free-range eggs, grass-fed meat, and certified organic produce?
    * know where your food comes from, and how it is raised?
    * support family farms?
    * keep gardens in the Garden State?
    * preserve farmland and open space?
    * protect our rivers and streams?
    * encourage and support sustainable agricultural?
    * taste an heirloom tomato?

    Join like-minded groups and individuals
    as a member of the
    Foodshed Alliance of the Ridge and Valley
    P.O. Box 713
    16 Main Street
    Blairstown, NJ 07825
    Tel. (908) 362-7967
    E-mail: info@FoodshedAlliance.org

    Farms and Markets in Sussex County, NJ:

    Olde Lafayette Village Farmers' Market
    Sundays, 10 am to 4 pm through November 24, 2003
    Olde Lafayette Village http://www.lafayettevillageshops.com/
    Route 15
    Lafayette, NJ

    List of Farms in Sussex, Warren and nearby counties
    Courtesy of the Foodshed Alliance of the Ridge and Valley, Blairstown, NJ

    Jersey Grown Organics - CSA info from Catalpa Ridge Farm

    Local Sustainability Resources

    Ridge and Valley Conservancy
    P.O. Box 146
    16 Main Street
    Blairstown, NJ 07825
    Tel: 908-362-7967
    E-mail: rvc@goes.com
    "A non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving the unique and wonderful natural and cultural heritage of the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region of New Jersey."

    Genesis Farm
    41A Silver Lake Road
    Blairstown, NJ 07825
    Tel: 908-362-6735
    Education programs & Community Supported Garden

    The Foodshed Alliance of the Ridge and Valley
    P.O. Box 713
    16 Main Street
    Blairstown, NJ 07825
    Tel: 908-362-7967
    E-mail: info@FoodshedAlliance.org
    "A grassroots effort to sustain the farmers, agricultural lands, and rural way of life in the ridge and valley area of Warren and Sussex counties in northwestern New Jersey."

    The Mountain Preservation Society
    Dedicated to protecting the natural integrity of Hamburg Mountain and the New Jersey Highlands


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