We eat a lot of Bagels
I don't really know why, but people in this area really eat a lot of bagels. If you've never had a bagel from the Northeastern United States before, you might be pleasantly suprised. They are different than the nasty frozen one you buy at the market. If you have ever been to the national chain Einstein Brothers, then you know how good NY style bagles are.
Currently, there are 3 place in town to buy bagels, in addition to WaWas all over the city that have grab and go bagles that can be toasted and dressed up for an additional charge (don't eat WaWa bagels cold, though. ugh.)
Bagel Factory/New York Sandwich & Salad Company
219 S Delsea Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360
Located on Delsea Drive a few blocks from the intersection with Landis Avenue
Overall the best bagel place. Good quality bagels and sandwiches. Eat-in and take out.
Yummy daily specials updated daily on website. Open for breakfast and lunch.
1406 S Main Road
Vineland, NJ 08360
Located in Magnolia Plaza at the intersection of Main and Magnolia Roads.
My least favorite bagel place. Their bagels are extremely dense and sit like lead in the belly. Some people like that. Not I. They have some interesting flavors though. Take out only.
Cousins Deli & Bakery
2630 E Chestnut Ave (Across from the High School)
Vineland, NJ 08361
They have great sandwiches and spreads.
Eat-in and take out.
Vineland Historical Society
The Vineland Historical Society is a very interesting little place. Open to the public only on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. You can make an appointment for other times. Located at 108 S. 7th Street.
Vineland Municipal Electric
Vineland is one of the few cities in all of New Jersey that still has it's own electric generating plant. It only operates at partial capacity because many people worry about the pollution it generates, since it's located downtown. But it also makes Vineland a strategic location in the event of a disaster because we have the capacity to produce our own power.
Snapshots of Vineland
Vineland has lots of agriculture. This scene of a gladiolus field is typical for north Vineland.
Also north Vineland, this is a view of how sad the fields when they are left fallow. A lot of farmers in this area are getting out of the business after generations of farming. There's no money in it.
This stone turtle has been a plaything in Giampetro Park for ages. I used to play on it as a child
If you're on Landis Avenue, look up. A lot of the old buildings are unmodified from the waist up and still have a lot of the original unmodified architecture in tact.
This is the Vineland Armory on Landis Avenue. I really have no idea if they still use it....
In spring Vineland is a flush of color with flowering trees and azaleas. Our soil pH is very low, so it's great for many varieties of flowering plants that don't do well elsewhere. I love the flowering trees out front of the Lutheran Redeemer Church on Landis Avenue- they always loudly proclaim "Spring is HERE!!!"
Vineland Public Library, on Landis Avenue, is the best library in the county. Recently expanded and spacious, they have a good selection of books and other media.