Camden, NJ: Camden Food Trucks Reel it in Early

(Photo: JOHN ZIOMEK/Courier-Post file)

By Tammy Paolino  |  Courier-Post

(Photo: JOHN ZIOMEK/Courier-Post file)
(Photo: JOHN ZIOMEK/Courier-Post file)

The Camden Waterfront folks are reporting that the food trucks that visit the Waterfront in warmer months are calling it a day.

The city tweeted out this morning: “The food trucks have decided to cut their vending season short this summer. We hope to have them in other locations next year. Stay tuned.”

If you are hungry for food truck action, you can find it at the upcoming XPoNential Music Festival in Wiggins Park the fourth weekend of July.

You also can check out the food trucks at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery in Cherry Hill tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. during its “Turning our Lemons into Lemonade” event.

The brewery, which is not yet permitted by the state of New Jersey to make beer, is nonetheless open for business with home-brewed lemonade and a lot of fun in an innovative charity event.

Owner Jamie Queli states, “It’s been mildly frustrating. We have been set to go, and our application was completed with the (state) since May 5. I have been trying to think of what I can do with the space in the meantime that could be beneficial, so I decided to host a local food drive.”

A food drive will run from 5 to 8 p.m. with proceeds to benefit the Food Bank of South Jersey. Items most needed include peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, tuna, breakfast cereal, canned vegetables, canned fruit and pasta.

Head brewer David Bronstein has crafted two batches of non-alcoholic lemonade. Proceeds from those sales will be donated to Sustainable Cherry Hill, a non-profit community outreach and educational organization that fosters the global sustainability movement at a local level.

Forgotten Boardwalk plan to establish its own non-profit organization, Don’t Be Naughty – The Responsible Foundation, which will focus on “environmental responsibility and community sustainability.”

The new brewer’s logo is a feral cat. With that in mind, the company also will accept canned cat food to donate to the Animal Adoption Center, a no-kill shelter located in Lindenwold.

Forgotten Boardwalk is located at 1940 Olney Ave., Cherry Hill, in the space formerly occupied by Flying Fish. For more, visit

Can’t go tonight?

Check out the Discovery Museum’s web site at Groovin’ and Grubbin’ every Wednesday night in July and August with free outdoor concerts, gourmet food trucks, and more from 5 to 8 p.m. at the museum, 2040 Springdale Road, Suite 100, Cherry Hill.

Food trucks this week include: Mary’s Mobile Diner, Undrgrnd Donuts, Cupcakes2gogo, Guerrilla Truck, KAMI, Made in the Shade Lemonade, and Springdale Farms.