P.O. Box 527
Blairstown, NJ 07825
In collaboration with its residents, business owners, township, schools and other stakeholders, the committee’s goal is to create a thriving economy, while preserving the character and charm of the area.
The Foodshed Alliance works to strengthen our local food system, helping family farms thrive, increasing access to healthy food for those in need, reducing food waste and protecting our rural environment.
Growing Farmers — to generate more local-food farming in our state
We are working on ways to improve land access for farmers in New Jersey, providing opportunity and training for beginning farmers and helping farmers institute conservation measures to protect our waterways.
Local Food Distribution — to increase opportunities for farmers and access to local food
We work to get local food served in every kitchen in New Jersey, from the school cafeteria to the corporate dining hall, from the neighborhood diner to the finest eatery, from the family who shops at the local market to those who visit food pantries.
Healthy Food for All — to provide access to local food for all, regardless of means
Through our LocalShare gleaning program, we are reducing food waste on farms while feeding those in need. In 2016, we delivered 46,000 lbs. of farm-fresh food to local food pantries.
Farmers’ Markets — to build community and make local food accessible year-round
Through our subsidiary, the Foodshed Alliance Farmers Access Network, we operate two farmers markets (Blairstown and Morris County) making sure consumers have access to fresh, local food year-round and farmers have outlets for their goods. These markets build community as people gather in a community marketplace.