Alex Jones, Product Manager
This space is usually reserved for updates on products at the Fair Food Farmstand - like how DRIED JUJUBES and MULTICOLORED PASTURED EGGS are back in stock! But today, I'm excited to share some news that has to do with Fair Food's consulting work - and some of our Farmstand vendors and member businesses.
Back in January, we got a call from Mrs. Green's Natural Market, a Connecticut-based chain of small, health-focused grocery stores that's expanding all over the continent. Besides their original Connecticut stores, the company has locations in New York, Virginia, Chicago, and Toronto, with the Princeton, NJ area next on their list. They emphasize food that's fresh and healthy - all produce in their stores is certified organic, other products must contain natural ingredients, and their prepared food section makes it easy to grab delicious, good-for-you meals on the go.
Mrs. Green's wanted help building relationships with small, sustainable, local farmers and food artisans in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Since Fair Food's mission is to build markets for local farmers and producers, we jumped at the chance to be a part of this process.
And after a few months of hard work (and lots of tasty product sampling), the very first Mrs. Green's in New Jersey will open this week! The West Windsor store - located just outside Princeton - will sell local products from bread and cheese to kombucha and black garlic alongside certified organic produce and healthy, natural national and international brands.
To mark the occasion, Mrs. Green's West Windsor is throwing a party before their opening. Meet and sample delicious products from local vendors Cherry Grove Farm, Christina Maser Pantry, Griggstown Farm, Subarashii Kudamono, and Vera Pastatonight from 6:30-8:30 at the new store's Preview Celebration, and pop in to shop when the store officially opens for business on Friday at 8am.
And while you're there, keep an eye out for awesome local products from these Farmstand vendors:
Bill's Best BBQ Sauce | Cherry Grove Farm
Christina Maser Pantry | Daisy Flour* | Donna & Co*
Epic Pickles | Food & Ferments | Fresh Tofu*
Gilda's Biscotti | Griggstown Farm | Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op
Obis One Black Garlic* | Pequea Valley Yogurt
Righteous Felon Jerky | Stinky Girl Beauty Co. | Stryker Farm
Subarashii Kudamono | Tait Farm | Vera Pasta | Wild Flour Bakery
*Fair Food member business