Passing Of A Farmer & A Friend

Mary Ann Thompson of Paradise Hill Farm in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey supplied us with the best local cranberries and loose blueberries for over 10 years.  We are sorry to share that she unexpectedly passed away recently. Over the last 10+ years she became a good friend to the Co-op and we will really miss her. Mary Ann created a unique and special place in South Jersey. She had almost 1,000 acres of land that has been in her family for over 100 years, about 200 in cranberry production, 8-10 in blueberries, the rest is forested and home to some of NJ's endangered species. Mary Ann had recently gotten her farm certified organic and was the largest independent cranberry grower in the state and we swear her blueberries were the best tasting we've ever had. She will be missed for her great sense of humor, devotion to the land, wit, care for her workers, great produce and much more.