Monthly Archives: May 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local – Spotlight on the Closter Farmer’s Market

The Farmer’s Market in Closter is located in the St. Mary’s Church parking lot on High Street. It is open on Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. On a recent visit, the market had a diverse group of vendors … Continue reading

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Blooming now in HP—the Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)

The Philadelphia Fleabane is native wildflower from the Aster family which grows in   fields and open grassy areas and blooms in NJ from May – July. The plant grows 6-30 inches tall, the flowers are ~ ½- ¾ ” across, … Continue reading

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2014-15 HP School Garden Club update: spring planting is underway in the courtyard garden

In the fall, Garden Club members harvested and enjoyed raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, lettuce, beans, onions and garlic. Students saved carrot seeds this year and are planning to plant comparison carrot plots. This spring Club members have already planted … Continue reading

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Buy Fresh, Buy Local! Spotlight on Metropolitan Farm in Closter

Metropolitan Farm is located on 119 Hickory Lane in Closter NJ. The farm has over 200 chickens that produce 15 to 20 dozen eggs each day. This is the oldest continuously operated farm in the state of New Jersey. In … Continue reading

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Buy Fresh, Buy Local! Spotlight on D’Amico’s Fruit and Flower Farm, Closter, NJ

D’Amico’s Fruit and Flower Farm is located at 460 Demarest Ave in Closter, just east of the A&P Supermarket. D’Amico’s is a great source for locally grown annual and perennial flowers, seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as eggs from … Continue reading

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Why did the turtle cross the path?

To get to the other side to lay eggs? This is a Common Snapping Turtle, (Chelydra serpentine). EC member  Cindy Kennedy photographed it walking across the footpath that circles Pondside Pond last week. This freshwater turtle lives in muddy and … Continue reading

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Blooming now in Harrington Park (or what are the names of these white and yellow flowers I see everywhere?!)

These wildflowers were photographed on 5/10/15 in a slightly shaded wooded area. The pink flower is a Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), also known as the Spotted Cranesbill. The yellow flower is Winter Cress (Barbarea vulgaris), commonly known as yellow rocket. … Continue reading

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