Open Saturday & Sunday: Kitchen 8am-3pm; Farm & Market: 8am-5pm.
Holiday Farm-to-Table Dinners: Fridays at 6:30pm
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Curtis Bashaw: Founder

Curtis J. Bashaw has been in the hospitality industry since 1982 and is co-managing partner of the Cape Resorts Group. Curtis is widely recognized for leading the landmark restoration of Congress Hall and the award winning Virginia Hotel and Cottages in Cape May, New Jersey. The Cape Resorts portfolio also includes Cape May properties The Star Inn, Sandpiper Beach Club and the retro-chic Beach Shack featuring the reopening of the iconic Rusty Nail Bar and Restaurant.  8 years ago he had a vision to bring the farm to table experience to Cape May and Beach Plum Farm was born. The farm now supplies most of the produce for the Ebbitt Room, Blue Pig Tavern and Rusty Nail.  This is an entrepreneur who is hands on, so on any given day, you might find Curtis giving a farm tour or even loading seedlings into the back of a pickup.

Christina Albert: General Manager

As General Manager, Christina is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the farm. She makes sure our exceptionally grown produce and sustainably raised poultry and heritage pigs get from the field into the Beach Plum Farm Market & Kitchen so that we can get it right to your table. This mother of two started farming in 2014. She’s used her Certificate from Johns Hopkins in US Food Systems and Certificate from University of Vermont for Leadership in Sustainable Food Systems to found urban community gardens in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

At Beach Plum Farm, Christina gets to work with people who are as passionate about farming as she is. Says Christina, “When you do what you love it's not really work.”

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Christina Albert: General Manager

As General Manager, Christina is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the farm. She makes sure our exceptionally grown produce and sustainably raised poultry and heritage pigs get from the field into the Beach Plum Farm Market & Kitchen so that we can get it right to your table. This mother of two started farming in 2014. She’s used her Certificate from Johns Hopkins in US Food Systems and Certificate from University of Vermont for Leadership in Sustainable Food Systems to found urban community gardens in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

At Beach Plum Farm, Christina gets to work with people who are as passionate about farming as she is. Says Christina, “When you do what you love it's not really work.”

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Todd Phillips: Chef

Todd is from Lancaster, PA so Beach Plum Farm really feels like home to him. The Amish guys who built the barn are just 10 minutes down the road from the house where he grew up. “Everything I need is right here on the farm. Any time I feel like it I can just walk out and pick some fresh basil or lemon verbena… anything I want.  And the flavors are incredibly vibrant!”

Cooking is a family affair for the chef.  It was Todd’s uncle Chef Sean McNiece that really got him hooked on cooking.  Chef Todd cut his teeth at the Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts then apprenticed in DC at Minibar.   He then went on to open Ulysses Gastropub & Stingray in Wilmington, DE with his uncle Sean.

Ali Moussalli:  Farm Manager

A Pensacola, Florida native, Ali was a Philosophy Major at St. John’s College when he decided to exercise another part of his brain.  He was looking to work outside so he went to the Student Employment Office and searched out the folder that said “Outside Jobs”.  There was only one– working on a farm in Virginia.  He’s had his hands in the soil ever since! Catch him for one of his behind-the scenes farm tours. He makes Beach Plum Farm come alive!

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Ali Moussalli:  Farm Manager

A Pensacola, Florida native, Ali was a Philosophy Major at St. John’s College when he decided to exercise another part of his brain.  He was looking to work outside so he went to the Student Employment Office and searched out the folder that said “Outside Jobs”.  There was only one– working on a farm in Virginia.  He’s had his hands in the soil ever since! Catch him for one of his behind-the scenes farm tours. He makes Beach Plum Farm come alive!

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Harry A. Gamble:  Landscape Manager

Harry was drawn to Beach Plum Farm by the rewords and challenges of the amazing natural setting.  Plants have been in his blood since he was a young boy in Haddonfield, NJ.  That drove him to pursue a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley College and so began a career as a landscape designer that spanned 33 years.  Harry even installed 13 displays at the renowned Philadelphia Flower Show. We’re so glad to have him here at Beach Plum Farm.

Andrew Halbruner: Livestock Manager

Andrew is a born and raised native of Cape May County His father and both grandfathers farmed hogs as a side business while he grew up. When he was thirteen he started working on commercial farm growing produce and ornamentals. He left town when he was eighteen to earn a bachelors in Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture. But came back to start working at Beach Plum Farm. In 2011, it was just a crew of three and BPF only grew produce, but they laid the foundation for what Beach Plum is now.

Fast forward to 2015, after leaving the farm for two seasons, Curtis asked him if he would return to Beach Plum to start a pig operation. “With the chance at returning to my roots and earning a living doing something I really enjoyed more than any other work, I did not hesitate in returning to Beach Plum. Getting to be here since the beginning of the farm, and watching it grow to what it is now has been extremely rewarding. I love Beach Plum Farm and I love farming so I plan on being with Beach Plum Farm for many, many years to come. Beach Plum Farm forever!”

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Andrew Halbruner: Livestock Manager

Andrew is a born and raised native of Cape May County His father and both grandfathers farmed hogs as a side business while he grew up. When he was thirteen he started working on commercial farm growing produce and ornamentals. He left town when he was eighteen to earn a bachelors in Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture. But came back to started working at Beach Plum Farm. In 2011, it was just a crew of three and BPF only grew produce, but they laid the foundation for what Beach Plum is now.

Fast forward to 2015, after leaving the farm for two seasons, Curtis asked him if he would return to Beach Plum to start a pig operation. “With the chance at returning to my roots and earning a living doing something I really enjoyed more than any other work, I did not hesitate in returning to Beach Plum. Getting to be here since the beginning of the farm, and watching it grow to what it is now has been extremely rewarding. I love Beach Plum Farm and I love farming so I plan on being with Beach Plum Farm for many, many years to come. Beach Plum Farm forever!”

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Heidi Hotz:  Market Manager

Heidi was born in Oakland, NJ, then later raised on a farm in New York State and Warren County, NJ. While farming, she found a passion for floral design. For twenty-five years, Heidi's family had been drawn to Cape May's oceanside calm, the Victorian houses and the history of the town. When she found out that there was a sustainable farm and market in Cape May she went to visit, and at that moment Heidi knew she wanted to be part of the Beach Plum Farm family. She's also able to use her 15 years as a pre-school teacher to delight our smallest visitors.  "Meeting new people and experiencing the happiness on the children’s faces from visiting the farm brings me joy.  Giving back what I was raised on and expanding the knowledge that I’ve gained from farming gives me great pleasure to share with the visitors of Beach Plum Farm."

Mike Stango: Night Manager

 

Mike moved down to Cape May from North Jersey in the summer of 2016. His Grandma had a condo here for many years and he came every summer on vacation. Cape May was one of Mike's favorite places to be so he decided to move here. After finding jobs at a few places that didn’t work out, he stumbled upon Beach Plum Farm. Mike fell in love with BPF from the first day he started. Once he saw how hard the team worked here and what was to come in the future, Mike began to get more involved. "Everyone here is so motivated and has the same end goal. Before this summer, I was blessed with becoming the PM supervisor. We began to do dinners and events here, which are very special to us. It is nice when you get to talk about the team and let people know how much work goes into our farm-to-table experience.  I am proud to be a part of this wonderful place and look forward to all of the new challenges that will arise."

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Mike Stango: Night Manager

 

Mike moved down to Cape May from North Jersey in the summer of 2016. His Grandma had a condo here for many years and he came every summer on vacation. Cape May was one of Mike's favorite places to be so he decided to move here. After finding jobs at a few places that didn’t work out, he stumbled upon Beach Plum Farm. Mike fell in love with BPF from the first day he started. Once he saw how hard the team worked here and what was to come in the future, Mike began to get more involved. "Everyone here is so motivated and has the same end goal. Before this summer, I was blessed with becoming the PM supervisor. We began to do dinners and events here, which are very special to us. It is nice when you get to talk about the team and let people know how much work goes into our farm-to-table experience.  I am proud to be a part of this wonderful place and look forward to all of the new challenges that will arise."