September 8, 1989 |
In a farming season marked by excessive rain and crop devastation, state Agriculture Secretary Arthur R. Brown Jr. visited the Thriftway supermarket in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia yesterday to promote New Jersey produce. Brown said his visit was designed to promote good will with the merchants who sell New Jersey farm products.
April 26, 2012
Want to try your hand at mushroom cultivation? The promise is that this hardwood log will produce a crop of organic shiitakes every two months for three years. Shiitake Mushroom Log, $29.95 at Williams Sonoma in King of Prussia or at www.williamsonoma.com . — Maureen Fitzgerald
May 29, 1998 |
The Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on the Cooper River in Camden County this week have drawn hundreds of rowers from all across the country. About 40 colleges and universities were invited to send teams. The competition is a battle among the cream of the crop. Races will continue through Saturday. It's the fourth time the event has been held on the Cooper River. The championships date back to 1895.
March 25, 1987 |
Chase Church, son of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Church of Idaho, was sentenced to six to 23 months in prison yesterday in Chester County Court for growing hallucinogenic "magic mushrooms. " Testifying at a sentencing hearing before President Judge Leonard Sugerman, Church, 29, of Bethesda, Md., apologized to his friends and family, saying he had "no criminal intent in the growth of these mushrooms. " Sugerman sentenced Church to Chester County Prison, fined him $1,000 and court costs, and required that he serve 200 hours of community service upon parole.
October 27, 1999 |
A fire that began early yesterday at the Harvest Fresh Mushroom farm burned until dawn, turning half of an indoor farming complex into a pile of rubble. Chester County Deputy Fire Marshal Charles Owens said firefighters from Kennett Square, Avondale, Delaware County, and New Castle County, Del., finally extinguished the blaze shortly before 6 a.m. Owens said that no one was injured in the fire and that the building was vacant when firefighters arrived. He said that a cause had yet to be determined and that investigation would continue.
October 5, 2006 |
They faced a summer of extremes, with heavy rains and hot, dry spells. They fought a nasty fungus, downpours from Hurricane Ernesto and, as always, voracious deer, munching away at their bottom line. Now at harvest, many farmers across Pennsylvania and New Jersey say their crop may not be the payoff they hoped for - but consumers will still see plenty of pumpkins, possibly at higher prices. In Zionsville, Lehigh County, the yield at Dan Schantz Farm & Greenhouse L.L.C. "will probably be 60 to 65 percent of what it should be," said Denny Heilman, a partner in the business, which has 550 acres of pumpkins as well as two markets - in Allentown and Bethlehem.
July 20, 2012 |
In layman's terms, it's a classic case of "Oops. " In asking a Bucks County judge to reconfigure the voting areas in the Pennsbury School District, a civic group accidentally submitted documents revealing that it was targeting members of the school board. An internal memo and a letter to the state association of teachers' unions zeroed in on board Vice President Simon Campbell, a staunch union critic. Provided "the opportunity to cut off the head of the snake by denying Campbell a seat to run for, why not go for the kill?"
May 2, 2014
OUT IN western Pennsylvania, just up the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh, brewer Matt Gouwens has a green thumb and a dream: One of these days, he'll be brewing fresh beer with Pennsylvania-grown hops. He's so certain of that dream, he's planted almost an acre of hops on his own property and boldly named his company Hop Farm Brewing Co. "Local hops, local beer," Gouwens vowed. For now, it's just a dream. His acreage is nowhere near enough to provide enough hop for his small-batch brewery.
August 21, 2009 |
They're obscured in vast fields of leafy vines where they're slowly changing color from lighter hues to blush. Deeper reds will appear in a few weeks, just before the autumn harvest. Across historic Whitesbog in Burlington County and at 34 other New Jersey farms, cranberries are thriving. The state's production is expected to increase about 5 percent this year. That rosy forecast by the U.S. Department of Agriculture came this week as officials projected a 10 percent drop in the nation's cranberry output and a steady rise in worldwide demand.