Articles by 'Matt'

Matt

Matt Mayernik is a gardener, herbalist and plant medicine maker based in Northern New Jersey.   Co-Owner of Mayernik Kitchen, Beekeeper & Educator. Matt’s passion for gardening started at a young age while being put in charge of the families small garden.  Over the next 30 years Matt educated himself on growing vegetables and medicinal herbs. Today Matt’s garden in Northern New Jersey grows over 100 different species of vegetables, herbs and fruit annually.   From seedlings in February to harvesting and seed collection throughout the year, Matt has developed a sustainable ecosystem to produce hundreds of pounds of harvest each year all on a small backyard garden.

 

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

What is a tincture you may ask? Before learning how to make a tincture, it is important to learn what a tincture is! Tinctures are herbal preparations that use something beyond water as a solvent. Using a solvent like alcohol, vinegar, or glycerin,... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Food Review

 Not too long ago, my hubby, best friend and I spent the day in New York City checking out all sorts of sweet shops. We did a whole tour around the East Village but I wanted to chat specifically about this one shop. It was a tiny little place,... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

April 6, 2015...cold weather seeds have been planted in the 2015 Mayernik Garden.  We had a very mild day, and all our seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library came in, so we wanted to get out there and start planting some cold weather... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

Well, it's that time of year. The garden is starting to wake up and boy, is it an exciting time for us. We had a really long winter; super cold and lots of snow in the Northeast, so the first signs of spring are always welcomed with open arms. The... read more.