If you have never stopped by, do it now! There is still time to meet Marilyn Schmidt. Marilyn runs the store and is also a prolific writer and has self printed/bound and pubished many of her own works on the Pine Barrens. She is currently working on a book on glass. Marilyn was honored at last year's Lines on the Pines event. She is a remarkable, charming and gracious woman.
Marilyn has finally come to the time in her life when she wants to make a permanent retirement. She retired once before, then she bought the store and engaged in a whole new career supporting Pine Barrens artists and saving Pine Barrens history and lore (and recipes).
I love that store. I have bought art, carved birds, tree ornaments, cranberry products such as fudge and chocolate covered cranberries, and many many other things - many of her books.
My sister told me the year I did my Christmas shopping there, it was her favorite gifts ever. I bought all cranberry things fo rher - a cookbook, jams, chocolate covered cranberries, and at another place, some cranberry wine.
The store is charming and a great place to stop by after a long hike in the woods.
The store is up for sale, so if you are looking for a new career, Marilyn would also like to see someone open the cafe in ther again!
ContactBuzby's Chatsworthe General Store
P. O.l Box 607
First St. & Rt. 563
Chatsworth, NJ 08019-007
Pine Barrens Press Barnegat Light Press Cheshire Cat Gifts
I believe hours are Wed. Thurs. Fri. and Sat., but call before you go to check.