Cape May, NJ - August in Cape May is prime time for Jersey tomatoes and peaches and all that other good local stuff. But you have to get to the West Cape May Farmer’s Market early if you want to score some Brandywines and Yellow Boys. Business is booming at the Tuesday afternoon market this [...]
Life in Cape May
A column about Cape May, NJ through the eyes of a year round resident.
Cape May, NJ - Cape May’s cold weather this month is doing more than freezing portions of the Cape May Canal and the Delaware Bay. Vacation homeowners along the shore are finding their water pipes are freezing and bursting like never before. It seems everyone knows someone who’s had to deal with a frozen or [...]
You know what the daylight will bring even before you get out of bed. The pinger on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal jetty tells you that you will be greeted by fog and this morning was no exception. Winter fog is not infrequent in Cape May. This morning’s fog was particularly thick and much of [...]
Cape May, NJ – Empanada Mama was serving up her famous flaky pastries filled with lima bean succotash. The Good Earth Restaurant was ladling out cups of homemade lima bean pasta fagioli soup. Bliss Ice Cream had dozens of containers of homemade lima bean ice cream at the ready. All seemed almost normal at West [...]
Cape May, NJ - Every year, right around Labor Day, you can feel the change in the air and the town. Summer’s intensity gives way to autumn’s sigh of relief. Vacationers with school aged children vanish from the beaches almost overnight. Time to get back to the classrooms. In their place are wide open swaths [...]