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Jersey Farms Meet Jersey Schools

Schools are increasingly relying on local farms for their cafeteria meals in the search for fresh produce for children. The New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher hopes to encourage this partnership with Farm to School Week, which starts this Monday, September 22. The week will feature events across the state celebrating partnerships between farms […]

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Vital Dining in Montclair

Healthy Food with a Caribbean Twist  Montclair’s new health destination with a Caribbean twist, Vital, has been opening to rave reviews and I recently set out to finally try this spot for myself. (My disclaimer to this story is that my good friend’s cousins own Vital.) The truth is that it’s absolutely delicious and that […]

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Jeffrey Orel of the Denville Meat Shop

I recently had the chance to speak with Jeffrey Orel, the owner of the new Denville Meat Shop, where I pick up my Bracco Farms CSA box every two weeks. Denville Meat Shop is a store off the main street in Denville offering quality all-natural meats, fine cheese, imported condiments, GMO- and gluten-free breads and […]

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Recipe: Cobb Salad with Spicy Deviled Eggs

This is not a traditional Cobb salad, but I like the substitution of the deviled eggs with a bit of heat. If that doesn’t suit your palate, chop the eggs and add them unseasoned to the salad. This makes a lovely dinner for two. Cobb Salad with Spicy Deviled Eggs Eggs: 4 hard-boiled eggs, cooled […]

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Recipe: Mexican Jersey Corn Casserole

Ooh, doggies. Jersey corn is in season and it is amazing. While I am a total lover of traditional corn on the cob (with smoked salt) there are other occasions when I just want to see what those glorious little kernels can do on their own, sans Mr. Cob. I actually made a delicious corn, […]

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Bracco Farms CSA: The Goods on the Greens

  Anthony Bracco, owner of Bracco Farms in Pine Island, NY, grows produce that’s organic—never grown from GMO seeds and never gets treated with commercial herbicide or pesticide. Bracco Farms offers farm-fresh fruits and vegetables through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that runs until November 4, 2014, with bi-weekly pickups in Cedar Grove, at […]

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Recipe: Kale Pesto

Picked up some kale at your local farmers market? Looking for something to do with the kale you received through your CSA? Look no further! Kale with toasted almonds is a combination that makes for a fabulously delicious and amazingly healthy pesto. Toss it with your favorite pasta for Meatless Monday, top chicken or fish, […]

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CSA Melissa Beveridge Jersey Bites

Cookin’ Local, CSA-Style

My CSA (community supported agriculture) venture started when I became a farm hand at a local organic farm. From summer through the fall, winter, and spring, I worked closely with the farmer, from going through seed catalogues in the dead of winter to starting seedlings in the hoop house in the early spring, it was […]

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Dining Al Fresco in New Jersey

The Jersey Bites team shares its favorite spots for dining al fresco around the Garden State. Know of a good one we didn’t include? Add it to the comments! Asbury Park Porta: Asbury Park has come quite a long way from its ghost-town reputation and is now abuzz with excellent al fresco options. When it […]

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School is in Session at The Ryland Inn

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a small class at The Ryland Inn, in Whitehouse Station, by Executive Chef Anthony Bucco. The class was conducted in the intimate setting of the chef’s dining room adjacent to the restaurant’s immaculate, drop-dead-gorgeous kitchen. The Ryland Inn and Chef Bucco are aiming to offer monthly classes […]

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