The Farmer Goes to Market: The Railroad Connects Mahwah Farms with the City

This article, by Dick Greene, was first published in “The Old Station Timetable” in Fall 1987. Blandina Bayard, Mahwah’s first recorded non-Indian settler, the Hoppers, and the Dutch and English farmers that followed, had a very local market for their harvested crops, livestock and dairy products. After satisfying their family’s need for sustenance, residual products…

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Vanishing Mahwah Farms: An Interview with Alvina Pelz Frey and Judy Pelz Coughlin

This article, by Carol and Dick Greene, was first published in “The Old Station Timetable” in Fall 1987 The American tradition of the “family farm” lives on in Mahwah because of one tenacious holdout — Alvina Pelz Frey. She is Mahwah’s last true “farmer.” A farmer, by popular definition, is one who produces most of…

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