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Soft shell crabs: A season to savor – quickly!

Jersey soft shell crabs reach their peak in June. As in RIGHT NOW. Here’s why you should grill, sauté, broil and fry them post-haste.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm: Open House

The culinary cognoscente order their herb plants from a family-owned and operated farm in Port Murray known worldwide for its comprehensive collection. See for yourself at the annual open house what makes this herbal heaven on Earth truly one-of-a-kind.

Miracle of the Vines

Drink in the scene at Villa Milagro Vineyards: Located in Warren County and bordered by the Delaware River and the hills of Hunterdon, it’s the definition of bucolic. It’s also the domain of a couple who cherish the concept of stewardship and the crafting of wines.

A Honey of a Breakfast

It’s three for the bowl: Granola + yogurt + honey = perfect together. Especially when it’s all born and raised in the Garden State.

Jersey Scallops, a Deep-sea Treasure

April 1 marks the official start of sea scallop season. That means it’s prime time for the hard-working crew at Viking Village, a Barnegat Light landmark and commercial fishing hub known for bringing to market some of the world’s finest scallops.

Garden State Vintners and the Holy Grail

Finding the grape variety that people will travel to New Jersey to experience is the goal of top winemakers intent on defining distinctive terroir.

River Valley Community Grains

A passion for developing and patronizing a local food economy prompted a culinary-centric quartet to bridge a gap between grower and consumer in the largely untapped market for grains.

Butterfly Effect

Historic Morgan’s Farm in Cedar Grove, an agricultural oasis in a densely populated area, offers a splendid table of organic produce, elderberry syrup and local honey. Now it aims to extend the food chain by developing habitats for monarchs.

Invincible Winter

Right now at Rolling Hills Farm in Lambertville and Chickadee Creek Farm in Pennington, produce that hits peak flavor only in the coldest season is growing and being harvested.

Terroir: 40N, 75W

Beneduce Vineyards stands out among the elite wineries in the Garden State for its riveting, expressive and flat-out exciting wines. A chat with winemaker Mike Beneduce helps to understand why. And how.

How the West Won Me

Explore the Hunterdon County towns along the Delaware River to see how investment in culture, creativity in commerce and vitality in culinary enterprises help cement spirited communities.

Crimson Tide

Cranberry farmers in the Garden State’s Pinelands flood their bogs every fall to harvest a food Americans give thanks for, continuing a centuries-old practice that enriches our culinary culture and creates community. KELLY-JANE COTTER reports from the land of ruby, pink and white. 

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