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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is Coming to Morris County
MORRISTOWN, NJ – The revolution is coming to Morris County, the Food Revolution that is! In conjunction with The Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Foundation, the Morris County Park Commission is hosting a series of Food Revolution events throughout May. So get ready and arm yourself with information that’s key to preventing diet-related diseases and obesity.
Kick off the festivities with a Food Revolution Day at Cooper Gristmill on Saturday, May 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Chester Township. Discover the ways in which grains were processed in the late 1880’s, and how it relates to the gains we eat today.

On Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m. at Historic Speedwell in Morristown, learn about agriculture in New Jersey at the event, ‘That Grows in New Jersey?’ This presentation features information about crops that were grown in New Jersey both in the 19th century and today.

Celebrate being connected to your food on Saturday, May 17, at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at ‘Farm to Table: A Food Revolution Day!’ Explore the process from food production to consumption, and the benefits and value of sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and eating locally. Enjoy fun-food demonstrations, a wood burning stove demonstration, and play a matching game to connect the food from the table to the farm. Engage in fitness activities, games, and exhibits on diet and health. According to Mark Sutherland, Historic Sites Manager for the Morris County Park Commission, “It is essential that we, as a community, support our local farmers and educate ourselves on sustainable farming practices. We’ve seen the adverse effects of genetically modified and processed foods. It is time to unite through knowledge and education and set a positive example for future generations.” Join us for three amazing programs in May and arm yourself with useful information about the Food Revolution. For program information or information on volunteering, please call 973.631.5077.

The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey. It currently protects and maintains 18,600 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!