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Occupational Folklife of New Jersey

From makeshift vendor stands, grocery stores, front yards, and backs of trucks are offered the varied fruits of New Jersey harvests: "Jersey 'lopes," "Jersey tomatoes," "Muskrat meats- three pieces $1.00," "Fresh Little Necks," "Raritan Reds," and "Fresh Blues" - all products of the diverse terrain of New Jersey's Coastal Plain.

Along the bays and marshes of the Outer Coastal Plain, trappers and fishermen adjust their lives to the seasonal patterns of wildlife and schedule their days to conform with the tides. On the fertile soils and sandy loams of the Inner Coastal Plain, farmers follow occupational clocks and calendars based on moon ...

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