Grow it Green Morristown is not an agricultural organization, they're a community building organization that just happens to be involved in agriculture because, as co-founder Samantha Rothman said, "everybody's got to eat."
That mindset has helped grow over its last several years of existence. One of those ways they have built community is with its annual fundraiser, which raises money for the upkeep of its grounds and continued support of its programs with the Morris School District.
"Alfresco at the Farm" returns for its fourth year at 5 p.m. until sundown at the Urban Farm in Lafayette.
Attendees will once again be treated to a number of menu items, many prepared using ingredients straight from the garden they will be lounging in.
"It is a great event and this year we've changed it up a bit to include children's activities," Rothman said. " All local food, dessert bar, live music and a DJ. It's really a festival."
Rothman, a Morristown native, said as more and more local businesses closed over the years, to be replaced by banks, people grew hungrier for that local connection they had felt before.
"Stuff like this–people want to gravitate toward it," she said. "In Morristown, people are happy to help you,"
The fundraiser will be held Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at the Urban Farm at Lafayette, 31 Hazel St. Tickets should be purchased in advance from the website.