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Phillips’ baked goods
Growing fields, on site

Phillips Farms Market

A diverse-crop farm in Holland Township feeds a year-round market where everything locally grown and locally made reigns. BONUS: Dining and antiques/décor must-stops nearby.

The Greek Store
Smart Shop

The Greek Store

Prepared foods, pantry items, store-baked pastries and olives, olives, olives: Bring sunny Mediterranean flavors from this must-stop in Kenilworth to your table, and ring in the long holiday season ahead.

Quintessential Fall: 10-25-21
Fortnightly 5

Quintessential Fall: 10-25-21

Much ado about autumn, much so fitting for this refreshing time of year.

Sunday Kitchen

Ahead of the Carve

Home-baked pumpkin cookies set off a wave of inspiration - and heartfelt admiration for a young pastry chef.


Mex’d Messages

If you’re promoting yourself as authentic Mexican, be authentic. If you’re looking to Americanize Mexican, or amalgamate Mex/Tex-Mex/Cali-Mex, call your food something else. Just don’t malign a stand-up sensational cuisine.

Two Barn ginger

Ginger Up

Tender, aromatic and now at its citrusy-spicy peak, the versatile root is in high season at a handful of top Garden State farms. Get it while it’s hot!

Confit of leeks

Leeks, Reprised

Heed your oven when it begs the chance to employ a little alchemy and turn this elongated allium into a confit.

Martha Rabello; photo courtesy of the Institute for Justice

Let Us Eat Home Bakes

As activists, the people behind the Great Garden State Home Baking movement focused on potential economic opportunities. As bakers and consumers, their big win this week has them pumped for the creative possibilities.

Chase’s salad

The Salad We Need

Garden State farmers and chefs, this one’s for you. And lovers of mesclun? Hop on board and join the charge for a mix of greens we can make our own.

Local blueberry cobbler served with vanilla ice cream
Steak frites, NY strip steak, peppercorn cream sauce, hand cut fries
Soft shell crabs served over fettuccine with a bright lemon caper garlic sauce
Seared salmon over herb quinoa, vegetable ratatouille, and a tomato basil reduction
Grilled flank steak, corn, black beans, roasted potato, pico de gallo, jus
Soft shell crabs over herb rice and asparagus, finished with a crab and champagne lemon sauce
Chef Train

Chris Voigtsberger of Acacia

Honest food, prepared without frills, is the mantra at this destination in Lawrenceville. But, then again, it might not be as simple as it all looks.

Melick’s 1728 Traditional cider
Hard cider tent at Melick’s Town Farm, Oldwick
Apple orchard at Melick’s Town Farm, Oldwick

The Cider House That Rules

Melick’s is the king of apples in the Garden State. So it follows that when the family whose farm dates back to 1728 decided to make hard cider, they’d bring home not one but two “Double Gold” medals from a prestigious competition.

Tres leches cakes, in cups
A “Cubano”
Cap’n Crunch Cookie

Pastry Lu Bakery

Tres leches cakes in a cup, a croissant-bun cross gone Cubano, and a gigantic cookie tribute to Cap’n Crunch: It’s all happening at this new dessert bistro in downtown Metuchen.

Blue Jingler hot dogs

Blue Jingler Farm

Find the best-ever chili-Cheddar hot dogs – and more – at this fifth-generation family farm along Hunterdon County’s 579 Trail.


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