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Wightman Farms of Morristown

Recently, #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino spoke with Adam Costello, Owner of Wightman Farms in Morristown, about all the fun his farm has to offer. A great destination for families, his farm offers several fun and engaging activities such as pumpkin slingshotting, apple and pumpkin picking, hay rides, and more.

His farm is also home to an outstanding bakery which sells a variety of baked goods such as pies, quiche, bread, apple fritters, and so much more. They also offer fresh, natural meats sourced from Niman Ranch. 
 
While fall is definitely the high season for Adam, he still sustains his business with other seasonal ventures such as offering Christmas trees, hot apple cider and hot chocolate during the colder months. 
 
Adam is always looking to give his customers the best experience possible. Being efficient is one way he achieves this. He has recently adopted a strategy of reducing the dimensions of each space of an apple tree from 20’ x 20’ to 2’ x 10’. This allows for twice the amount of apple trees to be produced!
 
Working on the farm has been a dream come true for Adam. He loves being outside, being his own boss, and catering to NJ families all year long. The tradition of apple and pumpkin picking is timeless and surely not going anywhere for a long time. 
 
For more information about all the fun Wightman Farms has to offer, visit WightmanFarms.com!

America Recycles Day

Do you remember that catchy phrase we learned in grammar school? Reduce, reuse, recycle. Back then, recycling was fun. Recycling was cool. But now, as we’ve become adults, we’ve neglected this cool catch phrase.

Recycling will always be extremely important, due to its impact on the environment. When we don’t recycle items, they are disposed of and released into the air, causing pollution. Recycling not only stops pollution, but it also reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserves natural resources, increases economic security and saves energy.   

November 15th is designated as America Recycles Day. Created by Keep America Beautiful, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day that is dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. This is a day where people all over participate in and celebrate the act of recycling, in an effort to create a cleaner and safer America. 

What can be recycled?

Plastic

Paper/Cardboard

Glass

Polystyrene

Plastic Bags

Metals

Batteries/Bulbs

Electronics (Yes, recycle that old computer!)

Today and every day we should remember to recycle these items. In order to do better, we have to be better. Now make sure you toss that water bottle in a blue bin! 

Happy recycling! 

Nikki Lane

Nashville Entrepreneur Nikki Lane

While on a recent trip to Nashville, #HipNJ chatted with Music City singer/songwriter Nikki Lane! Not only is Lane an artist, but she’s also an entrepreneur! 

Lane wrote her first song at the age of 25, after a breakup and says becoming a songwriter was “one of the most selfish things” she’d ever done. During her early songwriting days, her main line of work involved working in fashion.

Once she got a record deal, she moved from NYC to Nashville, where she grew her music career and business, High Class Hillbilly. Lane explains that the road to success hasn’t been a clear and steady one, but because she persevered, she ended up where she is today.

Lane says, “Getting those no’s and getting those rejections in the field you want are just kind of pushing you to be more creative and a better version of the type of project you’re trying to do and so, just try little harder”. 

High Class Hillbilly is based in Nashville, TN. The items they sell are vintage, hand picked from places all over the US. The vintage boutique is filled with hats, vintage boots, fashion pieces, fun pieces and leather goods. 

Make sure you check them out to complete your favorite vintage look!