New Jersey the Garden State is regaining its status as a home to many great farms, dairies and now even vineyards. As a kid I remember the many local farm stands all over the state. Over the years these disappeared as New Jersey farmers gave way to sprawling development. This is changing, farmer's markets are coming back.
Local daries who are producing wonderful artisanal cheese, something I did not have as a kid, are a part of this renaissance. At the the Montclair Farmer's Market, Walnut Street Station, I found a great New Jersey cheese maker, Valley Shepard Creamery.