Several members of the Buzby family enjoy the reception prior to the Farm to Table Dinner at Salem Community College.

Agricultural roots of Salem County blossom at SCC’s Farm to Table Dinner

Above: Several members of the Buzby family enjoy the reception prior to the Farm to Table Dinner at Salem Community College. 

Farm to Table Dinner celebrates county’s agricultural roots

The sold-out Farm to Table Dinner at Salem Community College celebrated agriculture’s deep roots in Salem County and many of the farm families who have made Salem County the garden spot of the Garden State.

Presented by the SCC Foundation and Alumni Association in Davidow Hall on the SCC campus, the event featured a mouth-watering, five-course meal prepared by DiPaolo’s Italian Ristorante, with fresh produce grown at A. T. Buzby Farm. Salem Oak Vineyards and Glasstown Brewing Company served their locally crafted wine and beer. Sponsors were Delaware River and Bay Authority, Third District Legislators and South Jersey Times.

SCC Foundation Executive Director Ceil Smith said the September 14th dinner raised more than $6,500, with proceeds benefiting theater upgrades in Davidow Hall. The popular facility is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a valuable community resource.

In the evening’s keynote address, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher highlighted Salem County’s rich agricultural heritage. He noted that some of the nation’s highest-valued farmland is in Salem County, which now has 35,000 acres permanently preserved for farming, ranking it tops in the state.

“Salem County has maintained its agricultural character,” said Fisher, pointing out that the county ranks as the 77th largest producer of all vegetables among 3,000 counties in the United States.

Agriculture is thriving and always will thrive, thanks to the people of Salem County. Take care of Salem County. You always have and you always will. This is a special place and so are its people.”

– New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher

More photos from the Farm to Table Dinner on Wednesday September 14, 2016 at SCCs Davidow Hall below.

(Photos courtesy of BJ Ayars)

The first Farm to Table Dinner at Salem Community College drew a sell-out crowd in Davidow Hall. Presented by the SCC Foundation and Alumni Association, the event featured a mouth-watering, five-course meal prepared by DiPaolo's Italian Ristorante, with fresh produce grown at A. T. Buzby Farm. Salem Oak Vineyards and Glasstown Brewing Company served their locally crafted wine and beer.

Above: The first Farm to Table Dinner at Salem Community College drew a sell-out crowd in Davidow Hall. Presented by the SCC Foundation and Alumni Association, the event featured a mouth-watering, five-course meal prepared by DiPaolo’s Italian Ristorante, with fresh produce grown at A. T. Buzby Farm. Salem Oak Vineyards and Glasstown Brewing Company served their locally crafted wine and beer.

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Above: New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher (second from left) was the featured speaker at the first Farm to Table Dinner at Salem Community College.  Pictured (from left): Assemblyman John Burzichelli, Mr. Fisher, Freeholder Director Julie Acton, Freeholder Lee Ware, Freeholder Doug Painter, SCC Foundation Chair Christina Humphreys, SCC Alumni Association President Dr. Candice Racite and SCC President Dr. Michael Gorman.

Several members of the Buzby family enjoy the reception prior to the Farm to Table Dinner at Salem Community College.

Above: Paul and Jen Simmons, owners of Glasstown Brewery meet with New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher prior to the Farm to Table Dinner at Salem Community College.

Mandi Cassidy (right), owner of Salem Oak Vineyards, speaks at the Farm to Table Dinner at Salem Community College. Joining her at the lectern is daughter Julia-Marie.

Above: Mandi Cassidy (right), owner of Salem Oak Vineyards, speaks at the Farm to Table Dinner at Salem Community College.  Joining her at the lectern is daughter Julia-Marie. 

 

 

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