Cape May Forum Announces "Wine & Oysters: Growing on the Garden State"

CAPE MAY, N.J., Feb. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cape May Forum returns for its fifth annual Spring Forum events on Saturday, April 25 with tastings and talks about local wine and oysters. The public event entitled "Wine & Oysters: Growing on the Garden State," will be held at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal. Tickets for the public Saturday event are $50 per person. A special combination ticket is available for $115 including the annual Farm-to-Table Dinner at Congress Hall Hotel on the evening of April 2nd. Registration for the events is at

"Through our Farm-to-Table dinner and Forum events, we're inviting locals and visitors to appreciate the local agriculture and aquaculture, and experience firsthand how our local oysters and wine are indeed, growing on the Garden State," noted Barry Cohen, President of Cape May Forum. "We're also inviting local students to think about careers in these areas."

The Forum event at the Ferry offers tastings, talks and exhibitors including:

  • Dr. Dan Ward, Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center
  • Gary Pavlis of Rutgers New Jersey Experiment Station
  • John Cifelli of the Garden State Winegrowers Association
  • Wine parings with Darren Hessington of Cape May Winery
  • "Cooking with Wine" with Lucas Manteca of The Red Store
  • Lisa Calvo on the "History of the Oyster Industry"
  • David Bushek on the "Future of the Oyster Industry"
  • "Oyster Farms and Tastings" with Brian Harman, Betsey Haskin, and Lisa Calvo

In keeping with its educational mission, Cape May Forum is also providing programs exclusively for students of Lower Cape May Regional High School on Friday April 24 entitled, "Look Local for a Career." The goal of this special program is to help educate high school students as they formulate personal career choices.

CONTACT: Media Contact Norris Clark 609-425-1325Source:Cape May Forum