Cornucopia Network of New Jersey promotes fresh food.
Cornucopia Network of New Jersey (CNNJ) was founded in 1983 to promote local organic food. This is important so people can have fresh food and also to guarantee any reasonably priced food as transportation becomes more expensive. The power of profit-driven corporations over the U.S. food supply has become increasingly frightening.
CNNJ sponsors organic garden tours several times a year, sponsors educational programs on relevant issues, publicizes Community Supported Agriculture sources, and publishes a newsletter. At first, CNNJ endeavored to be a state organization, but even then the membership was primarily in New Jersey’s northern half. Recently, the activity has become more localized and currently all four officers live in Montclair.
The Cornucopia Network of New Jersey is eager for people to become more involved. The company has monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month, usually in Bloomfield or Montclair. On Saturday, Dec. 5, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. an organic vegetable garden will be open at 56 Gordonhurst Avenue in Montclair, and at the Montclair Community Pre-K Garden Project at 49 Orange Road for which parking is available on the driveway of 22 Valley Road.
On Saturday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2016, CNNJ will sponsor a program titled “Local Food & Healthy Communities – a Cornucopia of Possibilities” in the Montclair Public Library auditorium beginning at 2:00 p.m., which is free and open to the public.
If you are interested in staying up-to-date on CNNJ, you can sign up to receive the company’s newsletter via email or postal mail (email is preferred) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to P.O. Box 1368, Montclair, N.J. 07042. Tax-deductible donations are much appreciated at the latter; checks should be made out to “Cornucopia Network of New Jersey.”
For more information about the Cornucopia Network of New Jersey, feel free to visit the CNNJ website at cornucopianetwork.org. You can stay up to date by “liking” Cornucopia Network of NJ on Facebook for important updates and articles on climate change, local food celebrations, building a cold frame and more. Be sure to also visit their online calendar at cornucopianetwork.org/calendar.html to see a list of open gardens in the community. The Cornucopia Network of New Jersey is making great strides to encourage organic and local food raising and distribution, so be sure to stay in tune with everything coming up for CNNJ.