A heaping helping of heritage went into a just-released brandy that showcases a fruit from a centuries-old farm and the craft of a determined distiller. It’s just the start of what Melick’s Town Farm and 3 BR Distillery can do together.
It's much more than mere sweet talk: A USDA-funded project emanating out of Stockton University seeks to document the economic and environmental sustainability of maple-sugaring in the South Jersey environs. Not at all coincidentally, a community is forming.
Got milk on the market in the Garden State? Then it’s pasteurized; can’t buy it straight. Why? Kelly-Jane Cotter explores many sides of an issue that has spawned a hodgepodge of laws nationwide and a percolating movement to change them here.
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.
Holding fast to its mission to bring fresh, organic produce to an ever-wider audience, a Morristown non-profit has powered its way into providing the community with more food, more education and more access during the pandemic.
Photos by Grow It Green
The oysters are here. So are the people who want to harvest and farm them, sell, buy and slurp them. What’s holding back an industry that could be flourishing even in these challenging times? Bureaucracy.
Photos by Mike Peters