Smallest farms becoming rarer in New Jersey09 Jun 2014, Posted by Local Farms and Food in
Strings dangling from a greenhouse-like tunnel dance when a breeze blows through Shirley Kline’s small farm, a wisp of rural beauty in a cantaloupe patch.
The moment is not lost on the world-traveled farmer of 6 acres in Stow Creek Township, Cumberland County.
“If you don’t take pleasure in being out here and working and getting your hands dirty, this isn’t the life for you,” she said.
Kline represents a dwindling portion of New Jersey agriculture — the smallest acreage farms.