FORTNIGHTLY 5: Farmed, Foraged, Fortified: 5-23-22

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Duke Farms Farmers’ Market

A seasonal market in Hillsborough with a diverse cast of quality vendors is where you need to go for the freshest ingredients that make meal-planning simple and optimally nutritious.


Chelsa Salesman owns and operates a pair of old-fashioned groceries with a modern-day twist: Her stores in High Bridge and Bloomfield offer from-Garden-State-farms produce, hand-made artisan fare, and all the conversation and guidance you can drink in.

‘Bridge’ Beers

Four City, Cape May, Little Dog, Jersey Girl and Bradley Brew Project are making what our columnist loves to drink right now.

Ed’s Market

It’s not every day you can eat in a restaurant and then segue next door to buy the same ingredients used to make the dishes you most love. You can do just that at a small strip mall in Teaneck.

Revolutionary Times

It all started for our beer columnist at Harvest Moon Brewery & Café. Nostalgia and curiosity prompt an exploration of today’s craft scene throughout Middlesex County.

Morris Winter Market

Farmers and food artisans unite outdoors to create a kind of head-to-tail shopping experience for those who care about what and how they eat. Consider it a public celebration of all that’s in season and fresh – right now.

Sweet Success

Brewers experimenting with an arsenal of ingredients normally employed by pastry chefs are crafting stouts and porters layered with flavors and not overwhelmingly sweet. The result can be a grand finale – served in a glass.

Winter Warmups

Heat can come from brewing methods, added ingredients or the grip of a hand around a snifter of a chilled beer. Shawn’s picks this month guide you to the best of the wide-ranging cold-season genre.

Gert’s Snacks & Spices

Better than Zingerman’s? On the main drag of Highlands, next door to Sandy Hook, is a small shop that stocks a United Nations of ingredients designed for curious culinarians and adventurous home cooks. More, please? Its peripatetic proprietor also cooks for the takeaway crowd and educates drop-ins.

“Champagne and Caviar”

“Forever mated,” just like a favorite song says, this partnership destined for celebrations deserves to be resurrected to ring in the New Year.

Cassoulet from NJ

Learn the basics of preparing this bean-and-meats stew from its masters in Southwest France. But give it soul with key Garden State ingredients.

Jersey Girl Cheese

The cheesemaker to the country’s reigning pizzaiolo is Sal Pisani, who makes the very best fresh and aged cheeses in the Italian tradition at a small dairy farm in Sussex County.


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