An architect by trade who sees both food and shelter as “the staffs of life,” Ben Walmer and his fellow foragers and chefs love to gather and collaborate at Whittemore, a unique preserve in Tewksbury Township where community, culture and conservation converge. The Peasant Wife’s Chief Photographer Mike Peters spent last Sunday with the swashbucklers whose culinary celebrations are in tune with nature’s doctrine.
The Winemakers’ Co-Op and Sweet Amalia Market + Kitchen are collaborating on this terroir-driven, high-style tasting that pairs Co-Op members’ estate-grown wines with five courses spotlighting the lauded Sweet Amalia oysters sustainably farmed on New Jersey’s Cape Shore Flats. It’ll be an afternoon dinner to remember.
Tree fruits at this Warren County orchard roll with the seasons, starting with sour cherries in spring and climaxing in high autumn with apples and pears. For a couple more precious September weeks, peaches will drip from bark-crusted limbs and branches and beg to be baked in a pie.