Community Sustained Agriculture
Seventeen Farms in TuckahoeContact info: Ken Thompson2009 season: closed
JAH Farm in Egg Harbor Twp.Contact info: 272-9583 or2009 season: spots available
Recommended Reading:Omnivore's Dilemma by Micheal PollenIn Defense of Food by Micheal PollenAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and Wendall BerryThe Art of Simple Food by Alice WatersMore with Less by Doris Janzen Longacre
Other:Honey - Bill Eisele, Petersburg, NJContact: 628-2758Slow Food of South Jerseyslowfood.cape-may/index.html
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2. Volunteer to write a book review.
3. Share your gardening, canning, composting, or earth sustainable practices/ tips with others: write an article or post info.
4. Join Cape May County 4H - AGRICULTURE IN CAPE MAY COUNTY. The commercial agricultural and horticultural industries assume a vital role in the retention of the 10,000 acres of agricultural open space in Cape May County. Cape May County is the only county in the state that reported an increase in the number of farms in the last census of Agriculture (2002).
* Food that is grown and harvested locally is usually given more time to ripen, increasing its nutrient value.
* Eating sustainably-grown crops reduces the potential human health and environmental consequences of pesticides.
* The greater the distance food has to travel to the consumer, the greater the contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
* Buying local food encourages farmers to diversify their crops. Diversity in the fields decreases vulnerability to pests, extreme weather, and disease.
* In addition, purchasing local food benefits your local economy.
Farmers and Farmer's Markets
West Cape May Farmers Market
Tuesdays, 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m
732 Broadway, Borough Hall Back Yard Park
Phone: (609) 884-1005 x 9 -
Open: July and August
Ocean City Farmers & Crafters' Market
Wednesdays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
5th & 6th Streets, on Asbury Avenue
Phone: (609) 399-1412
Open: July and August
Margate Farmers Market
Thursdays, 9 a.m. and 1pm
parking lot of Steve and Cookie's restaurant (9700 Amherst)
Open: July through September