Wine, Food and Thou by Seward Johnson

Wine, Food and Thou by Seward Johnson

Wine, Food and Thou

Sponsored by Elaine J. Wold + Community Donors
Brick Farm Market
65 E. Broad Street
Hopewell, NJ

“A local food cycle is the only feasible model for a respectable future.”
                                                       — The Farmers of the Brick Farm Family

    • Recall a memorable meal. What did you have to eat? Who were you with? What was it that made it so memorable?
    • Make a visit to the wonderful shops + restaurants in Hopewell Borough. Click here for a directory of local food, dining + retail shops.


The Brick Farm Market, which opened in 2013, was once the home of Malek Chevrolet, a small family-operated new and used car dealer.

The Chubby’s Project in Hopewell currently delivers 150 lunches each week and the food pantry is restocked several times a week, demonstrating the unseen need that still exists in Hopewell Valley. For more information, please visit the Chubby’s Project.

According to Rutgers State University, there are four pillars of the farm-to-table movement around the ethics of food production:

  • Food Security. The farm to table movement increases the scope of food security to move beyond the food needs of individuals or families and looks at the needs of both the larger community.
  • Proximity. The farm to table movement hinges on the notion that the various components of a food system (or restaurant) should exist in the closest proximity to each other as possible. The goal is to develop relationships between the various stakeholders in a food system reducing the environmental impact of transporting ingredients across states or countries.
  • Self-Reliance. One of the goals of farm to table is to generate communities that can meet their own food needs, again eliminating the need for outside resources or long-distance transportation of food.
  • Sustainability. The core idea here is that farm to table food systems exist in a way that doesn’t stifle “the ability of future generations to meet their food needs,” meaning that it doesn’t destroy resources in the process.