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Kewpie Plus Umami

Start with the Japanese mayo. Whisk in anchovy powder. Or seaweed salt. You’ll find many ways to take it from there.

Sour Cherries

Fruit is what these fresh little guys with the sunny-red color are all about. Eat them out of hand while you can – their season is way too short – and partner them with blueberries for a dessert to salute this holiday weekend.

The Greater Bridgeton Amish Market

They’re making whoopie pies and lots more at this gathering place in Cumberland County that’s true to its name and faithful to the concept of offering quality comfort foods to the community.

Haht Stuff Coming Through

A most versatile beverage mix for the culinarily curious is a nuanced blend of fruits and chilies developed by an inquisitive talent.

Spring Preening

Favorite seasonal farmers’ markets are starting up again. Some of the best are being made even better by the addition of new vendors.


Treasure hunting? Find primo dried fruits and nuts, baklava and chocolates, coffees and other Turkish specialty foods in and around the bins at this sliver-size market in Morristown.

Beneficial Bakery

Allergen-free baking is creating a community around a small shop in Egg Harbor Township. It is there that folks who otherwise couldn’t enjoy a conventional cookie, muffin or slice of bread indulge and appreciate the efforts of an irrepressible woman who is its architect.

Winter Farmers’ Markets, Class of ’23

The secret to the best in wintertime eating? It’s no secret: Shop at the Garden State’s winter farmers’ markets. It’s where both the pros and the expert home cooks go for stock-ups and inspiration.

Ditas Market

A new market in Metuchen that specializes in Indonesian prepared foods and pantry staples offers options for takeout that might ease your cooking burden and ignite your interest in the cuisines of the archipelago native to the family behind its stoves and stocking its shelves.

To Poland, with Kocham

Embrace this season of hearty foods and cooking with heart at the markets in Linden stocked with ingredients meant for babcia everywhere.

West Windsor Farmers’ Market

A broad-scope market with much to choose from, this Mercer County stalwart is where those with a keen eye and adventurous palate do their food-buying. Ella weighs in with her vendor favorites.

Highland Park Farmers’ Market

As diverse as its vibrant community, the weekly marketplace in this Middlesex County hub hums with families, students and those who shop with the seasons.


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