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Pick-Your-Own Strawberries: The Essential Guide to Spring’s First Fruit

Buying produce at a store is good, but picking your own sure is better! There’s nothing like connecting with the Earth by harvesting its fruits with your own hands. Kneeling down with a basket to eye up the ripest and juiciest of the bunch, getting dirty while the sun beats down on you, sneaking a couple tastes “just to make sure they’re good,” and ending the day with a sweet reward! Before you head out to the strawberry patch, check out our essential guide to picking your own strawberries.

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Giving Season: 3 Ways Mill Creek Urban Farm Is Doing Just That

Once the holiday season rolls around, the goodness in people really starts to shine. Organizations big and small start to collect toys, coats, mittens, and canned goods for those who are less fortunate. There are soup kitchens, warming centers, shelters, and food pantries to make sure no man, woman, or child goes cold or hungry.

Giving back to the community helps us all realize that the world is not such a bad place after all and reinforces our faith in humanity. The Mill Creek Urban Farm is one of those organizations that gives back year-round.

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New Jersey Cranberries: A Tour of the Garden State Fruit

When someone mentions the Pine Barrens, a few things come to mind: The Jersey Devil, “Piney Power,” and a whole lot of trees — over a million acres of them to be exact. That’s all I knew before getting a private tour by the most knowledgeable and kind woman at Whitesbog Village, a working farm and living history museum of the region’s blueberry and cranberry crops.

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