Wild Edibles to Be Featured at Celebration on Baldpate Mountain


    “Wild about Edibles” is an upcoming celebration to benefit Friend of Hopewell Valley Open Space that will highlight edible wild plants featured in a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres prepared by Will Mooney, of Brothers Moon Restaurant, with the assistance of acclaimed professional forager, Tama Matsuoka Wong.

    Attendees can enjoy a glass of wine or beer while taking in the view overlooking the Delaware River from the elegant patio at Strawberry Hill, while having the chance to bid on a wide selection of silent auction items, all to the tune of the bluegrass sounds of the Magnolia Street String Band.

    Wong, who describes herself as a “forager, weed eater and meadow doctor,” is author of the backyard field guide and cookbook Foraged Flavor and is the official forager for Restaurant Daniel in New York.

    Both Michele Byers, Executive Director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation, and Katherine Dresdner, General Counsel for the Hopewell Valley Citizens’ Group, are being honored at the event for their massive efforts in the conservation of the Mount Rose Preservation in Hopewell Township.

    The event will be this Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Strawberry Hill Mansion on Baldpate Mountain from 3:00 – 6:30pm. Parking is available at the site. Registration is required at $70 per person.  You may register online at www.fohvos.org.

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    Mary Galioto
    Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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