Hours: Saturday & Sunday– Kitchen: 8-3; Market: 8-5
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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.

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.

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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.

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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!”

Wendy Guiles:  Market Manager

We're excited to welcome Wendy to our Team.  With a strong background in management, we can't wait to see what she has in store for Beach Plum Farm.

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Wendy Guiles:  Market Manager

We're excited to welcome Wendy to our Team.  With a strong background in management, we can't wait to see what she has in store for Beach Plum Farm.