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Rancocas Creek Farm

New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the union, has preservation programs of substance and importance to all. A preserved farm on the edge of the Pinelands in Southampton, shepherded by farmer Jeff Tober, is a model for maximizing agricultural production while strengthening and preserving the ecosystem.

Hidden Creek sausages
Fortnightly 5

Farmed, Foraged, Fortified: 5-23-22

It’s not surprising that tapping sources closest to our lands yields the best-tasting eats. That’s the way it’s been the past two weeks, with favorites showing direct ties to people, place and process.

Broad bean salad
Smart Shop

Duke Farms Farmers’ Market

A seasonal market in Hillsborough with a diverse cast of quality vendors is where you need to go for the freshest ingredients that make meal-planning simple and optimally nutritious.

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Rolling Hills Farm

For the next few years, there’ll be something new as well as something old for farmers Stephanie Spock and John Squicciarino, as they work to remediate the East Amwell acres that will be the farm of their future while growing in Lambertville the organic crops their customers enjoy year-round.

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Spring Run Dairy and Creamery

Creamline, non-homogenized milks come straight from a small family farm that’s purposefully preserved in Alexandria Township. Sarah and Dan Lyness, the farmers in charge, are part of a new, emerging generation of young farmers in the Garden State.

River Lea spring garlic
Sunday Kitchen

Spring Garlic: Memories of a Calcotada

River Lea’s new crop is a very worthy substitute for the calcots grown in Catalonia, Spain, so get it while it’s available and bring something new to your Memorial Day cookout menu.

People

Kinney Community Garden

Barbara Weiland is building a village in Newark, a village of people – mostly kids – who farm and feed from a once-abandoned lot. Mike Peters' images from spring’s official Planting Day show and tell how the involvement is total.

Covers are removed from strawberries; Jen and Ryan LaMonaca
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Walking Bird Farm

The era of the full-service farm is here, on acres in Egg Harbor City steeped in heritage and nurtured by a couple with respect, vision and a steadfast commitment to community.

Baker to Baker

Jenny Belliveau, A Butter Life

Welcome to Baker to Baker, our new monthly column featuring Martha Rabello, our baking columnist, talking shop with a fellow practitioner of the pastry and baking arts. First up, Martha visits with Jenny Belliveau – and we learn how sour cream and Miles Davis figure into her craft.

Chef Train

Nick DeRosa: Publick House

The chef behind the standout in Mountainside might be both established and underground, according to his selector to the Garden State’s elite Chef Train club. But word is spreading. And, with a new butcher shop and a second restaurant on the way, his star isn’t just rising, it’s rocketing.

People

RampFest 2022

All-pro chefs, home cooks, foragers and fun-seekers converge at the home of a culinary instigator and his cohorts who never miss an opportunity to celebrate a micro-season.

Essay

Keeping House

James Beard owned and cooked and taught classes in a lesser-known, but arguably more important home than the famed base for his namesake foundation. It’s a home that merits much more than its relative anonymity.

Collingswood Farmers' Market, Spring 2021: Many hands needed to make this happen
News

Potluck

We’re catching up on front-burner intel on D’Artagnan, Stockton Market and the “Help Wanted” situation now simmering in the Garden State.

Photo by Mike Peters
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Prime Time for CSAs

New to the idea of Community Supported Agriculture? Looking for an organic farm to buy a share of its harvest? Our guest writer, Devin Cornia, executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, rounds up a list of farms with available CSA shares.

What's Brewing?

‘Bridge’ Beers

Four City, Cape May, Little Dog, Jersey Girl and Bradley Brew Project are making what our columnist loves to drink right now.

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