Farm Visit: Whitesbog, NJ

Monday, September 19, 2016

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I’m not sure if it’s fair to simply call Whitesbog a farm.  A restored village that once supported a thriving cranberry and blueberry production, Whitesbog is a beautiful slice of Pine Barrens history. 

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We visited during an art festival featuring site specific installations and a preview screening of an excellent documentary film called The Pine Barrens, but on any day a visitor can roam the 3,000 acres of bogs, trails and forest, stop in the general store that houses what was once the post office, and view the newly created Whitesbog Art Gallery.

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One of the restored homes is that of Elizabeth Coleman White, granddaughter to the original owner and founder of the cranberry production.  It was White who, along with Dr. Frederick V. Coville, through exhaustive research and experimentation brought successful blueberry cultivation to the entire region.

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The bogs are only a short walk or ride down a dirt path from most of the buildings of Whitesbog, and you shouldn’t miss them.  Like the rest of the Pine Barrens, it’s hard to stand amid them and remember you are in the most densely populated state in the country. 

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Posted by Donna on 09/19 at 09:47 AM


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