Last week I spent a lovely few days down on Long Beach Island, NJ.

Something people around the country don’t know about New Jersey is our farm fresh goods…we’re loaded with ’em! My sister, in fact, grows her own tomatoes along with cucumbers and plenty of other good eats to enjoy during the summer months while on LBI. Tomatoes provide a surprising amount of entertainment, both in their eye-catching color and in their succulent flavors.


We enjoyed slicing up a gaggle of the juicy beauts to enjoy with dinner on a warm, breezy evening, with the not-too-far-off sounds of the ocean whispering in our ears.

What are your favorite places to spend the summer in NJ and beyond? Post your comments below!

p.s. Wondering how to grow tomatoes for yourself? Follow this simple guide here.