A fire broke out in Wharton State Forest on Tuesday morning in the same area where 13,500 acres burned in June.
The New Jersey Forest Fire said the fire, dubbed the Maple Branch fire, had burned 40 acres and was 15% contained as of 3 p.m. Fire crews are lighting backfires along the edge of the fire to consume potential fuel for the fire.
Bulltown Road is closed along with Batso Village and Buttonwood Campground are closed. Hiking trails from Batsto Village are also shut down.
The fire is threatening seven structures as well.
Two much larger wildfires burned in Atlantic and Ocean counties in June.
A wildfire torched 13,500 acres in the Wharton State Forest, the state's largest fire in the past 15 years, on June 19. A week later on June 26, the Brickworks Fire burned 315 acres in the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest in Manchester and Woodland Townships on. The cause of both fires is still under investigation.
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This has to be the best farmers market in New Jersey
If you’re looking for a great farmers market, you have to visit the Summit Farmers Market. This year they have over 50 vendors, offering a large selection of great produce from various local farmers, lots of specialty foods and more. There is also plenty of free parking. My dog and I went for a visit last week and took pictures of what they have to offer.
Vendors Not Pictured:
- Adventure Kitchen
- Angel Planet Foods
- Anita's Baked Wonders
- Bull 'N Bear Brewery
- Fit Fed Puppy
- Foraged Feast
- Hummus Boss
- Jana's Jammy
- Java's Compost
- Kariba Farms
- Louis Organics
- Luxx Chocolat
- Made with Clay
- Our Woods Maple Syrup
- Roaming Acres Farm
- Spice Sisters
- Stefan's Polish Foods
- Sustainable Haus
- Valley Shepherd Creamery
- WoodsEdge Farm
The Summit Farmers Market will be open every Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will last until November 20th. The market is located at Park & Shop Lot #1 on the corner of DeForest Avenue and Woodland Avenue.
Below are photos of some of the local vendors joining the farmers market this season:
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