How could a delectable ruby ball native to our very own Pinelands cram so much goodness into such a small package? It's a true wonder of our natural world, according to a scientist who is a fairy godmother to this berry with superpowers. It’s a food to be thankful for and not just at this cranberry time of year, but 365/24/7.
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.
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.
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.