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We are moving in September to Princeton, NJ (from Boston). And I'm in search now for all information for our future living there.<br>
First of all, do somebody live nearby? I would be really happy to to have somebody likeminded to meet and I'm especially looking for other parents that I can do babysitting exchange. In September my son will be 2.5yo.<br><br>
Are there good places to buy organic food? Local farms?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">:<br><br>
We also plan to take a puppy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dog2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dog">: in September or October. We are thinking now about golden retriever. So I'll be happy to receive any advice about good breader, good puppy class, training class and so on!
 

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We live about 40 min. from Princeton but I know there is Whole Foods there and a Wegmans in the neighboring town. There are also a few local farm co-ops if you just do a google search you should find them.
 

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I live in Princeton Jct., the next town over...There are actually 3 health food stores in the area. There is a Whole Foods (not right in town but very easy to get to), a Wild Oats, and my personal favorite Whole Earth (a mom and pop operation that has been around for nearly 30 years. They have a great bulk section, lots of local produce - all organic, a good bakery, and are expanding their cafe as we speak). There are also a bunch of yoga spots in the area (don't know if you are into that), some holistically minded people and practitioners, and beautiful parks and places to visit.<br>
I would be happy to share what i know and hopefully be able to put you in contact with other people who may know more.<br>
Welcome to the neighborhood, in advance!<br>
My little boy will be 6 months in september...I will keep my ear open for kiddies and moms around your son's age.
 

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I'm in Princeton, too, we just moved here in January. I have a 4.5 year old son (5 in August) and a not quite 2.5 year old daughter and another due in October. There are a decent number of farms and organic CSAs around here, and although the crunch factor isn't as high as some places I've been it definitely exists! There's a Holistic Moms Network group that has regular playdates and monthly meetings, and there are a number of LLL groups, etc. Big Waldorf school.<br><br>
I don't know anything about dog breeders/trainers, though!<br><br>
Let us know when you get here!
 

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Dhanya, Quirky, I'm so glad you are here! It feels like princeton is a great place to live!<br>
I should definitely try Whole Earth market.<br>
Dhanya, what are the yoga places that you would recommend?<br>
We will live in IAS campus (south-west from princeton university, right over springdale golf club)
 

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Hi,<br><br>
We moved to Princeton from Seattle in January. (We actually live in Kingston, which borders Princeton to the north). We immediatly became pregnat with our first baby. (due in early Nov.)<br>
Princeton has pleanty of crunchy-ness, if you look for it. The whole earth market is great. There is also a 10000 Villages, another fair trade store (forgot the name) and a lovely fair trade coffee cafe north of town (in Skillman, called Orpha's). The whole foods is huge, and a 5 mintue drive from 'downtown'.<br>
Most of the stores and restraunts in Princeton are mom and pop type places. Many of the restraunts have their own herb gardens and try to buy from local farmers. Tre (Tri?) Pianne is a slow food place that sometimes has local organic fairs.<br>
I see lots of signs for farm markets driving around--they are not open yet, but look good. I have no idea if they are organic...<br>
We have a dog, but she had not done any training. We shop at Cutter's Mill for her, and they have lots of all natural foods and pleanty of fliers for dog training and dog sitting.<br><br>
So--Princeton is a nice small town, with some crunchy options.<br><br>
Let me know when you get here, or if you need suggestions for places to live in the area (we did lots of research before finding our place).<br><br>
heidi
 
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