Saturday, August 1, 2015

event (sold-out) - Tour de Farm NJ, Hunterdon County

Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of this event until yesterday. And for
the first event, Hunterdon County, registration is closed. However
note the upcoming rides in the "Tour de Farm New Jersey 2015" series: 
Sussex County (Sept 6) and Warren County (Sept 19).

"The Tour de Farm Hunterdon County is a Culinary Cycling Tour through
gorgeous Hunterdon County. The purpose of this tour is to help promote
NJ Farmers and their Farms. The cyclists will visit the participating farms
and get a little 'tasting' at each farm."

For more info, go to

and scroll down to the links at "Read about us in the news".

or view the slideshow and learn about the organizers at the NYT article

Trivia - for readers more interested in history/politics than gastronomy:

1876 - prominent lawyer Abraham Browning of Camden refers to "The Garden
            State" in a speech at Philly's Centennial Exhibition. "Our Garden State is like
            a huge barrel, with both ends open, one of which is plucked by New York
            and the other by Pennsylvania".

1954 - the "Garden State" slogan goes on NJ license plates, against the wishes of then governor Meyner.
           The same governor signed the Green Acres act for open space preservation, in 1961.

2014 - a bill is enacted whereby "The Garden State" becomes the official slogan of NJ.

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