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Food Revolution Day
In Coordination with The Jamie Oliver Foundation’s Food Revolution Day,
Morris County Park Commission Presents Food Culture Revolution
First-ever day of action marks commitment to food education in communities, schools, and businesses worldwide.

WHAT: Morris County Park Commission is hosting Food Revolution Day in conjunction with The Jamie Oliver Foundation. It is a global initiative to stand up for real food. “Thousands of people worldwide will participate in events to raise awareness on preventing diet-related diseases, and to arm people with the knowledge and tools to make healthier food choices.”

Enjoy fun fitness activities across Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, including nature walks, 20-minute exercise routines designed for all ages, and Charleston Dance lessons. Listen to a variety of lectures beginning at the top of every hour with topics ranging from Genetically Modified Organisms to childhood obesity awareness to the benefits of a raw vegetarian diet. Demonstrations and cooking tutorials are given every hour on a variety of cooking topics. Activities are ongoing throughout the day so guests can stop by for just one activity, or enjoy the entire celebration!

All ages are invited to celebrate food, history, culture and healthy cooking at Food Revolution Day. Grow it Green Morristown will be participating in all of the events. Other local wellness and cultural organizations are also participating.

WHY: “The majority of the world’s population is more likely to die from obesity than from hunger. In fact, in America, more people die from diet-related diseases every year than drugs, alcohol, and war combined. Kids are growing up overweight and malnourished from a diet of processed foods.”

WHEN: On Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ.

COST: Admission for the Food Revolution Day is FREE. Guests of all ages are invited to celebrate this day. While attending the event, guests have access to tour the
farm for regular admission costs,$6 for adults, $5 for seniors (+65), $4 for children ages 4- 16, $2 for children ages 2 and 3, and FREE for children under 2.

CONTACT: Melanie Bump

SAMPLE TWEET: Join @MorrisParksNJ and @jamieoliver for #foodrevolution day. Stand up for real food and get involved May 19!

HASHTAG: #foodrevolution

The Morris County Park Commission,
the largest park system in the state of New Jersey,
currently protects and maintains 18,500 acres at
38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.
Morris County Park Commission Announces Billy Casper Golf to Manage Berkshire Valley Golf Course
Berkshire Valley Golf Course
Berkshire Valley Golf Course

MORRIS TWP., NJ - The Morris County Park Commission announces the selection of Billy Casper Golf (BCG) to manage the award-winning Berkshire Valley Golf Course located in Jefferson, New Jersey. A grand re-opening will be held on May 1.

Billy Casper Golf will oversee all aspects of Berkshire Valley operations, including golf course and property maintenance, sales, marketing and public relations, staffing and training, merchandising, restaurant and banquet activities, special events, and financial management.

The course will continue to be a facility of the Morris County Park Commission and an asset for residents of Morris Country. Access to the tee time reservation system remains the same for registered golfers. On May 1, the new fee schedule and all pertinent information will be available on

“Billy Casper Golf’s track record of boosting performance at courses similar to Berkshire Valley resonated with the Commission,” says Renee Klose, Director of Golf for Morris County Park Commission. “The company’s operational know-how, personable service and high agronomic standards mean enjoyment for golfers each and every round. And of course, this facility is top shelf.”

Since opening in 2004, Berkshire Valley Golf Course has earned several honors, including Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play,” ZAGAT “America’s Top Golf Courses,” and Garden State’s “Top Municipal Golf Course.”

From environmental ruin to natural preserve, Berkshire Valley Golf Course is a ‘must play’ because of the challenges and awe-inspiring view atop the ridge of the Green Pond Mountain. The topography and spectacular scenery make this course unlike any other golfing experience. This18-hole, par-71, 6,800-yard course feature a driving range, putting green, clubhouse, and golf shop with grill room dining and conference room. The PGA staff conducts private, small-group golf instruction, as well as junior camps.

“An excellent course layout and gorgeous natural setting make for a strong backdrop at Berkshire Valley,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. “Local golfers will realize the Billy Casper Golf difference in short-order.”

BCG will enact its proprietary “BCGreen” initiative at Berkshire Valley to conserve, protect, and enhance the environment. Berkshire Valley will enroll in the Audubon International “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” program, maximizing efficiencies in maintenance, energy, water, pesticides, fertilizer, equipment wear, and labor.

In addition to Berkshire Valley Golf Course, Morris County Park Commission’s nationally recognized courses include Flanders Valley Golf Course, a flagship course with 36 holes, played by more than 85,000 golfers annually, and rated as one of the premier public golf courses in the United States. It has garnered four stars from Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” and achieved recognition by the ZAGAT Golf Guide the past five years.

Pinch Brook Golf Course, a facility of the Morris County Park Commission located in Florham Park, NJ, is an executive length course designed by the world-renowned development firm, Rees Jones, Inc. The par-54, 4,996-yard course gained three and a half stars from Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play.” While the water hazards along the majority of holes and elevated, undulating green are sure to test the skill of the most seasoned golfer, this course remains popular with seniors and holds clinics for golfers of all levels.

Sunset Valley Golf Course, located in Pompton Plains, NJ offers a variety of holes with challenging design and fast greens. Regarded as one of the best public golf courses in New Jersey, it is consistently rated four stars from Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” and one of the “Top 100 Must Play Courses” by Golf Styles magazine, with the three best finishing holes in the state, according to many golf enthusiasts.

About Morris County Park Commission

The Morris County Park Commission, the largest park system in the state of New Jersey, currently protects and maintains 18,500 acres at 38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.


Lois McClellan Wnek
Morris County Park Commission Communications

Green Weekends: “Bringing You Closer to Nature One Weekend at a Time.”
MORRIS TWP., NJ - The Morris County Park Commission presents Green Weekends of Morris County, a series of three weekends filled with green-themed programs offering the unique opportunity to discover ways of integrating green living into our daily lives.  These special events kick off Saturday, April 28 with the largest Morris County “Earth Day Celebration.”

Earth Day Celebration held at the Lewis Morris County Park in Morris Township on Saturday, April 28 begins at 11 a.m. and continues till 4 p.m.  Experience live animal shows, great food, lively music, games and crafts, and fun for the entire family.  Admission fees are $3 for adults, $2 for children ages 12 & under, and FREE for children under the age of 2.

The weekend continues with “Sustainable Life on the Farm, on Sunday, April 29, from 12 Noon - 4 p.m. at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township. Learn how garden vegetables, crops, and livestock were raised a century ago, and discover sustainable farming methods involving crops and livestock used today. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride around the farm and assist farmers in planting varieties of heirloom potatoes grown by the Fosters. Regular farm admission fees apply during “Sustainable Life on the Farm.”

Stay the weekend and take advantage of a discounted rate with our partner hotel, the Westin Governor Morris Hotel. Simply call 973-451-2609 and say the code Green Weekend when making your reservations.

For more detailed information about the events, and accommodations for Green Weekends visit 

Green Weekends is supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

Lois Wnek, Marketing & Communications
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The Morris County Park Commission,
 the largest park system in the state of New Jersey,
currently protects and maintains 18,500 acres at
38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.