Cumberland County's Other Side
Found throughout the county, small stands and large outdoor markets offer the best of New Jersey's produce, demonstrating why it is called "The Garden State." The Vineland Produce Auction provides a market for over 40 different varieties of produce between April and November, bringing in farm products from six southern New Jersey counties. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, corn, peaches, and melons are among the area's specialties.
The Millville Army Air Field Museum (MAAFM) preserves the history of the Millville Army Air Field, which was “America’s First Defense Airport” dedicated by the United States War Department in 1941. Located in the original WWII Base Headquarters Building, the Museum displays a large collection of WWII aviation artifacts of local and national interest. It recognizes the more than 10,000 men and women who served at Millville during WWII, including 1,500 pilots who received advanced fighter training in P-47 ‘Thunderbolt’ and P-40 ‘Warhawk’ fighter planes. The Museum recognizes all aspects of aviation history through its displays, community events, and educational programs. The MAAFM is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Mondays by appointment. l Leddon Street, Millville Airport, Millville, NJ (856 327-2347).
Within the city of Bridgeton, on Mayor Aitken Drive, the Cohanzick Zoo is located in the city's 1100 acre park, ablaze with azaleas in the spring. New Jersey's first zoo, its extensive grounds offer scenic walks and picnic areas along the swift-flowing raceway, as well as the opportunity to view exhibits of both native and exotic animals in naturalistic settings. One of the few public zoos in the United States which operates without an admission charge, the Zoo is open daily, 9 - 5 in the summer and 9 - 4 in the winter. A great place to bring the kids! (856 453 1658).