Whitesbog Farm, started in 1857 by James Fenwick became one of New Jersey’s largest cranberry farms by the early 1900s. Fenwick’s granddaughter, Elizabeth Coleman White was the first to cultivate blueberries into a viable crop on the farm.
The village grew up around the large farm. The historic buildings and quaint general store are now maintained by the Whitesbog Preservation Trust. Known as the birthplace of the modern blueberry industry, and located at the entrance to the Pine Barrens, Whites Bog Farm & Village is a step back in time. This program will be presented virtually by archivist Sarah Augustine and photojournalist Dennis McDonald. They are currently at work on a book about Whitesbog to be published by Arcadia as part of the Images of America Series.
Join us on for this free program on November 17 via Zoom. Sign-up here. You will receive the Zoom login to join the program in your email confirmation from Eventbrite. If you do not see it in your email or you have problems signing up, please contact the office at [email protected] or 856-429-7375 for assistance.