It’s a good thing that Elizabeth White of Whitesbog, along with Dr. Coville, proved that the “swamp huckleberry” could be cultivated. Without their determination, we might not have the cultivated the blueberry of the Pinelands that we have today. This wonder fruit, historically known for its healing qualities, has been an important part of New Jersey’s agricultural history. In this session, participants will learn more about the blueberry’s Jersey roots, healthful benefits, and ways to prepare and savor these delightful berries.
Tea & Food Scholar
Judith Krall-Russo is an independent scholar who researches food and tea history. Much of her studies revolve around New Jersey’s foods and the impact the Garden State farmers have on today’s consumers. She is a member of the Culinary Historians of New York and the Historic Foodways of the Delaware Valley. She is a Certified Tea Specialist and has traveled to Taiwan and Japan for an intensive tea study course.