Event Date: 09/10/2022
Event Time: 3 PM
Rice in New Jersey? Yep, it grows here at Blue Moon Acres farm in the rural eastern edge of the Garden State, along with a diverse salad bowl of micro-greens. Jim and Kathy started farming here in 1992 and soon thereafter sold their crop to their first restaurant customer in New York. Things just grew from there. What started as a backyard operation is now a 63-acre organic farm planted to micro and mezza greens, all manner of vegetables and several varieties of rice. That’s music to the ears of guest chef Sam Freund, whose New American restaurant White Birch is deeply committed to sourcing seasonal ingredients from local farms like Blue Moon. Sam’s a New Jersey native and a French-trained chef who worked in celebrated kitchens across the U.S. including Eleven Madison Park in NYC and TAG Burger Bar in Denver before opening his locally sourced sandwich spot Slamwich Scratch Kitchen and the more upscale White Birch. This is our first time hosting Sam in the field kitchen — join us in welcoming him to the culinary circus.