South Jersey Farming

  • Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • More About This Book
By 1876, the year Abraham Browning christened New Jersey the Garden State, South Jersey was already renowned as a leader in the farming industry, supplying the region with everything from apples to zucchini. It was here that Dr. T. B. Welch produced the grape juice that remains a favorite today, Elizabeth White first cultivated the blueberry, Seabrook Farms became the birthplace of frozen vegetables, Campbell Soup and others canned vegetable-fueled foods, and a colonel transformed the tomato's reputation from deadly to delectable. South Jersey Farming pays tribute to this rich agricultural past.
ISBN: 9780738544977
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A member of the Gloucester and Camden County Historical Societies, Cheryl L. Baisden is a lifelong resident of South Jersey, where the farming way of life continues giving way to development. She is a former newspaper reporter and editor, and the author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles on New Jersey's history, environment, and personalities. For South Jersey Farming, she has assembled a powerful collection of historical images of the farmers, laborers, innovators, and machinery that worked the land from Burlington to Cape May Counties.
More About This Book