Articles by '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

It’s that time of year, cold and flu season is upon us, so we turn to our favorite herbs to help prevent and help speed up any flu/cold like... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Events

Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? I know, I know, let’s first celebrate Thanksgiving and then the 2019 Holiday Season is upon us. But because Thanksgiving is so late this... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden, MK Product

Ground Ivy – a perennial weed that will creep all over your garden/lawn/compost pile, so most pull it and try to rid it, but not here in the Mayernik... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Untapped

Our first MKUntapped Beer Blog of 2019 is here and we are so excited to share two new breweries with you! The last few months of 2018 were so incredibly busy that we didn’t get out too many breweries, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

We get the question often, “Why do you run out of stock of specific products?” I am here today, to share with you why some of our products are out of stock, sometimes for months at a time. As plant medicine makers, we try our hardest to... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Happy New Year and Welcome to Tincture Tuesday! We get asked ALL THE TIME “What is a tincture?”, so I thought explain what a tincture is and how to use them. Tinctures are simple. It’s a plant medicine made with a solvent... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Food Photography

Peaches…they are all over the farmers market’s these day’s here in New Jersey! And boy are they fun to cook with! Most think peaches should be in a pie or used as a dessert, but this flatbread made an amazing dinner for two here in... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Travels

Hidden treasures, don’t we love them all? I grew up in Clifton, New Jersey, just minutes from Cedar Grove and not until the past year or so, did I know there was a working farm, that grew organic veggies, fruits and flowers, next the historical... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Untapped

A typical Saturday for us is to head out early and see where the day takes us! On this specific Saturday, we only had one place on our list, Well Sweep Herb Farm. As we were heading out to Port Murray, NJ to purchase our perennial herbs for the year... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Food Profile

Happy Summer Solstice! Whenever I think of summer, I think of sweet, little strawberries that can be picked and enjoyed right in the fields. Strawberry smoothies, pies and desserts all scream summer time! But here in the Mayernik Kitchen, we like to... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Untapped

Let’s take a ride up to New York State, the Hudson Valley to be exact. It was a rainy weekend but sometimes breweries in the rain can be fun because we can’t be out in the garden, so we might as well sit and enjoy locally brewed beer! For... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Food Photography

I {LOVE} to bake. I {LOVE} sweets. I am the only one in the house who enjoys sweets though so it’s sometimes hard to bake often. But I had some friends coming over to plan our trip to Greece so I thought this was the perfect dessert to... read more.