Community Sustained Agriculture 
Seventeen Farms in Tuckahoe
Contact info:  Ken Thompson
2009 season:  closed
JAH  Farm in Egg Harbor Twp.
Contact info:  272-9583 or
2009 season:  spots available
Recommended Reading:
Omnivore's Dilemma by Micheal Pollen
In Defense of Food by Micheal Pollen
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and Wendall Berry
The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
More with Less by Doris Janzen Longacre
Honey - Bill Eisele, Petersburg, NJ
Contact:  628-2758
Slow Food of South Jersey

Local Restaurants:

Louisa's Cafe
104 Jackson Street, Cape May
Steve and Cookies
9700 Amherst Ave, Margate
Los Amigos Restaurant
1926 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City
Sea Salt Restaurant
8307 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor
Get involved in your community:
New Jersey Farm to School Network: 
First conference is Saturday, April 16 @ Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ.
Here you can find locations and contact information for Community Supported Agriculture, farms and farmer's markets, and other local offerings (fish, meat, orchards, honey, etc).  Also ways you can be involved and support the introduction of local agriculture into community projects, schools, etc.

Get Involved...right here, right now!!! 

All info should be directed to: Karen @ or Liz @

1.  Help us make this list as comprehensive as possible! Send in your info. 

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).

The following are a few reasons why eating local and sustainable food is healthier for you and the environment:

* 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