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NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM TELLS STORY OF LOCAL FARMING IN MILLSTONE VALLEY, PAST & PRESENT
A 300-Year History Culminates in Local Farm-to-Table Movement

You can find video and other content about the Millstone River Valley here. Some of the content has been specifically commissioned by the Coalition. Others have been contributed by supporters and enthusiasts.


Please note that the opinions expressed in these videos and other content are those of their creators and do not necessarily represent those of the Coalition.

ROCKY HILL, NJ (May 7, 2018) – The Millstone Valley of central New Jersey, settled by Dutch farmers three centuries ago, helped New Jersey earn its Garden State nickname, and became the breadbasket of a booming New York City metropolis.  That story, culminating in today’s farm-to-table movement, is told in a new documentary film that had its world premiere June 12 at the Princeton Garden Theater.

Farming in the Millstone Valley: Past & Present, is a 35-minute video documentary based on a historic account by Jessie Lynes Havens of Montgomery Township, and made by the Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition of Rocky Hill, in association with the Van Harlingen Historical Society of Montgomery.  “Area residents will be delighted to learn the stories behind easily recognized local landmarks, farms, and restaurants. There’s a lot to proud of, here in the Millstone Valley,” said MVP Coalition President Brad Fay. “We are grateful of the support we received from state, county, and private grants that made this film possible.” 

Farming in the Millstone Valley: Past & Present is a production of Flickering Duck Productions in Association with Visionary Video & Filmworks Studios, and the filmmakers Fred Frintrup of Milltown, NJ and Peter Frintrup of Los Angeles. The award-winning father-son film team have made numerous historic Type your paragraph here.

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