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  • Thursday, October 15, 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:
    http://www.lafayettevillageshops.com/


    Solutions for College Funding @ Louise Childs Lib
    October 27, 2009

    Solutions for College Funding!
    Presented by A. G. Newell of Solutions for College Funding, Inc. this program will discuss how parents of college bound juniors and seniors can improve eligibility for financial aid, choose the college that will offer the most assistance, secure more free money and fewer loans, fill out forms to avoid costly mistakes, and more. Registration begins Oct. 13
    When: 7:00 PM

    9th Annual Salute to Military Veterans
    November 01, 2009

    9th Annual Salute to Military Veterans - Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 2 pm. - Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta. FREE event includes parade, military and related exhibits, entertainment, complimentary refreshments. Contact Sussex County Division of Senior Services for additional information 973-579-0555 or seniorservices@sussex.nj.us.

    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

    2009 Caregiver Expo
    November 04, 2009

    2009 Caregiver Expo - Wednesday, November 4, 2009 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Farmstead Golf & Country Club, 88 Lawrence Road, Lafayette. This FREE event is designed to assist caregivers of elderly with daily challenges and planning for future eventualities. Visit with a variety of providers goods and services that support seniors and their caregivers. Gather information and resources. Refreshments will be served.

    PRE-REGISTRATION S REQUIRED. Contact Sussex County Division of Senior Services for additional information 973-579-0555 or seniorservices@sussex.nj.us


    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
    scfc@beithe.com
    http://www.sussexcountyfoods.org/

    (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
    http://www.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
    http://www.FoodshedAlliance.org/localfoodsource.html

    Jersey Grown Organics - CSA info from Catalpa Ridge Farm
    http://members.aol.com/njgrownorganics/index_m.htm


    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
    http://www.rvclandtrust.org/
    "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
    http://www.caldwellop.org/genesis.htm
    http://www.njpcgreens.org/genesisfarm.html
    http://www.ic.org/resources/cdir1995/GenesisFarm.html
    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
    http://www.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
    http://www.saveourmountain.com/
    Dedicated to protecting the natural integrity of Hamburg Mountain and the New Jersey Highlands

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