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A 36 year old, Trenton-based nonprofit that fosters self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities.


Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Thank you to all those who joined us for Isles Fall Fest!

Check out photos from the event here.

Check out our program here.

It's not your "run of the mill" fundraising dinner! Isles Fall Fest is an evening of eclectic local food, drink, arts, and entertainment at the new Social Profit Center at Mill One! Friends join us to celebrate and support Isles' sustainable development work, savor the flavor of the local community, and tour the historic mill.

Saturday, October 21st at 5:30pm at Mill One
1 N Johnston Ave
Hamilton, NJ 08609

What was on the Menu?


La Cabaña Bakeshop and Restaurant served up Latin American fare in both sweet and savory:
Arroz con Pollo, Pernil Asado, Butternut Squash Soup with Saffron, Tres Leches Cake, Mini Cupcakes, & Cookies.


The Dapper Chef is a family-owned Caribbean restaurant brought fresh and flavorful foods to our tasting table at Mill One.
Jerk Chicken, Grilled Jerk Salmon, Curry Goat, Papaya Salad, Rice & Beans, Green Callaloo, & more...

Café Seventy-Two is a Ewing classic for fresh and inventive American and Italian inspired foods. 
Maine Lobster Roll, Chicken Frito, and Maitake Frito.

Studio B Bakery and Bistro is a new New Orleans joint in town, but we already know their beginets mean business... 
Beignets, Collard Green Spring Rolls, Trenton Chop Shop Salad, and Breaux Bridge Strawberry Salad

Health is Wealth Restaurant & Juice Bar has a heart for healthy living, creating healthful foods still packed with tons of flavor.
Vegan Jerk Chicken, Vegan Beef Chunks, Stir Fry Vegetables, Purple Cabbage, Quinoa Juices...

1911 Smokehouse BBQ brought flavorful barbeque to the table. High quality meats smoked over hickory and other fine woods.
Brisket, Wings, and Baked Beans

Ila Mae's Restaurant is a premier soul food restaurant inviting Mercer County to "Experience a Tradition of Great Taste!"
Sweet & Spicy Wings, Fish, Mac & Cheese, Candied Yams, and Green Vegetables

Mamma Flora's Trattoria is your ultimate neighborhood choice for both traditional and innovative handmade Italian entreés with wonderful homemade sauces.
Chicken Francese (Lemon butter with wine sauce) and Vodka Rigatoni (Rustic pink cream sauce with proscuitto)

 Italian Peoples Bakery is a family bakery that's been serving Trenton since 1936.
Sheetcake and mini cannoli

The Cheesecake Lady brought her fall-inspired gourmet and specialty cheesecakes to our Fall Fest.
Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Walnut Crumb Cheesecake, Pecan Turtle Cheesecake...

Trenton Junior Chefs is a Shiloh Community Development Corp program to promote healthy food & address youth violence. 
Salmon Glazed with Isles' Honey and Grilled Veggies from Isles' garden

Annie's Hot on D' Spot brings the Caribbean flavors to you: Chicken Curry, Goat Curry, Aloo Pie, Pumpkin, Spinach, Rotis...

Franca Bakery is an old-line Italian bakery coming to our Fall Fest with puff pastry tarts filled with nuts and Isles' honey and delicious danishes.


What Did We Drink?

River Horse Brewery Their goal is to make full-bodied, full-flavored, and well-balanced beers for all lovers of craft beer.
Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin, Roly Poly Pils, IPA, Special Ale, and Tripel Horse

Jersey Cider Works is a brewery on a mission to restore New Jersey cider to its former glory.
Ironbound Hard Cider (original) and Devil's Harvest Cider (tart cherries, wild cranberries from the NJ Pine Barrens and white pepper)

Valenzano Family Winery is a family tradition that has been farming in Burlington County since the early 1970's.
Cabernet Merlot, Shamong Blush, Vidal Blanc, Peach Pinot Grigio

The Referend Bier Brewery specializes in spontaneously fermented beers.
Berliner Messe (Spontaneously fermented pale wheat ale aged in oak barrels), Berliner Messe - Sanctus (Spontaneously fermented pale wheat ale aged in oak barrels and refermented with NJ grown Chambourcin Graps in port barrels), Jung (Spontaneously fermented ale aged in oak barrels)

Bai creates drinks that are "packed with flavor, not sugar."
Brasilia Blueberry, São Paulo Strawberry Lemonade, Socorro Sweet Tea, Bogota Blackberry Lime, Bolivia Black Cherry

Party tray's by Judy covered all of our coffee and tea needs for the evening with a mix of assorted teas accompanied by Isles' honey and waters infused by different fruits and herbs.

Who Were Our Artists at Work?


Malcolm Bray is a prolific local artist of English origin has taken studio space at Mill One, Hamilton NJ. Bray was inspired by the scale and industrial flavor of the former factory which is being renovated to suit the individual needs of tenants. You don't want to miss the opportunity to check out his inspired paintings and his amazing work space.

Liz Amaral was born in Ewing and displays comprehensive creativity with the diverse use of acrylics, ink, and works of paper marbling. She performed jazz music with Michael Bernabe and created an abstract piece consisting of acrylic paint and intricate ink designs.

Jonathan Conner (LANK) created a mixed media painting over the course of evening by combining spraypaint stencils and watercolor


Stampy Goblyn is a local artist who specializes in sketching, inking, and painting tattoo style art as well as dark art.

Eric Schultz was born in Trenton, NJ. Schultz works predominantly in the medium of metal, particularly found object sculpture. Eric has a deep artistic fascination with junk and the detritus of life. He finds inspiration from animals, people, ancient myths and good stories. He currently has studios at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton and his home in Philadelphia.

Leon Rainbowdid his live painting using a mixed media approach: water-based sprays, paint markers, and acrylics.


Who Performed?


The Trenton Circus Squad greeted guests outside Mill One with a range of skills from juggling to uni-cycling to stilt walking. Indoors, musicians performed a variety of musical styles including jazz, classical, and contemporary provided by the local musicians listed below:

  • Ceilidh Madigan (Saxophone)
  • Conor Choi (Singer /songwriter)
  • Dick Gratton (Jazz guitar)
  • Krystina Francine (Contemporary singer and pianist)
  • Michael Bernabe and Elizabeth Amaral (Jazz lounge music)
  • Robert Ruffis (Bass)
  • Sean Kelly (Singer/songwriter, upright bass and guitar)
  • Zoe Keller and Reed Alspach (Singer/songwriting duo)
  • DJItsJustAhmad (Classic and contemporary hits) 

Check Out Our Generous Sponsors


A big thank you to our generous Bronze Sponsors for supporting Isles Fall Fest 2017. Click on their logos to check out their websites!