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The New Face of the Farm

Cape May Beach Plum Farm

Krystina, you’re a longtime employee of Cape Resorts. When did you get aboard the rollercoaster? Krystina: Rollercoaster is one way to describe it. I started my ride with Cape Resorts in 2003 after I graduated high school. My first job...

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A Day in the Life of Dave

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" For a horticulturist, there are many places to work, but there aren’t too many gardens on the beach, and none like this. " People come up to me during the course of an afternoon with all sorts of questions....

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The Kitchen Garden

Food Nature Gardening Cape May Video

There are a lot of breathtaking places in Cape May. Sunset Beach and the Cove are pretty popular. Tucked away on Stevens Street in West Cape May, the entrance to Beach Plum Farm seems to find its place among the...

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Happy Anniversary, Virginia

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A Letter from Curtis Bashaw June 2, 2019 I have been checking guests in and out of hotel rooms for half of my life. It was 30 years ago, on June 2, 1989, that we opened The Virginia, beginning what...

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You Say Tomato

Cape May Gardening Food

In 1968, a professor at Rutgers University, Dr. Bernard Pollack, released a hybrid variety tomato that gained popularity for its resistance to cracking....

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The Garden State

Gardening Cape May

On a typical morning in Cape May, vacationers lazily roll out of bed. The smell of bacon fills the air from local restaurants. The beach quickly fills up with brightly colored umbrellas. Just two miles away at Beach Plum Farm,...

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The Gift to Come

Cape May Music History

“Ukuele” translates to become the phrase “The gift to come.” This four-stringed, tiny guitar has become as synonymous with the sound of the Hawaiian Islands...

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A Fowl Tradition

History Thanksgiving Cape May Ebbitt Room Food

In millions of households across America this Thanksgiving, a similar scene will play out. It may be some sort of modern rendition of Norman Rockwell’s Freedom From Want, with a family gathered around the dinner table, waiting for a matriarch...

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A Message to the Future

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We didn’t always know about Congress Hall’s history. Its hard to imagine now; the walls are filled with old photos dating back to the 1840s. There are books with pages of comprehensive facts, colorful illustrations, and definitive dates that put...

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