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Farmer’s Market by the Sea

The Farmer’s Market is a community conduit. It creates relationships and promotes a healthy way of life. Long Beach has really adopted this routine of market culture. People come out after their walks or bike rides on the boardwalk to get that certain item that they’ve woven into their lives. — Georgia LoPresti Meckes One Read More

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Flour Power

“I could stand here all day,” one man happily comments to his girlfriend before popping a piece of rustic bread into his mouth. He’s among the crowd I find gathered in front of Blacksmith’s Bread’s at the Long Beach Farmer’s Market one early Saturday morning. Ray Smith—the “Smith” in Blacksmith’s—is serving up samples of his Read More

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Duck, Duck, Bacon!

West Ender Carl Michael Savino remembers the exact moment he fell in love with food.  He was 7 years old and out to dinner with his family at a restaurant called Lee’s Hawaiian Islander in Clifton, NJ. “It was a Chinese restaurant with Tiki decor,” he remembers fondly. “I was never afraid to try any Read More

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