THE RUSTIC COMMUNITY

EDEN GLORY FARMS

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microgreen & herb extraordinaire

LILY JAMES​ PICKLES

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the best pickles you'll ever eat

PCTI - PASSAIC COUNTY

TECHNICAL INSTITUTE​

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internships available to qualified students

ARDEN COURTS ​

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join our monthly memory cafe event

MEMORY CARE COMMUNITY

JIM'S ORGANIC COFFEE​

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responsible growing; exceptional quality

YMCA - WAYNE, NJ​

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unparalleled health & wellness programs 

TONY D's PIZZA

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Caldwell, NJ's finest artisanal pizza 

AQUA VITEA KOMBUCHA

4 healthy varieties on tap

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ROSEN PAC

We offer convenient theater dining

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SUNRISE BAGELS

local purveyor of the area's best bagels

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ACE NATURAL

refreshing, organic açaí 

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THE BENWAY SCHOOL

proud partner of the special

education transition program

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Only the freshest ingredients all natural ingredients and lots of love - that's what goes into every batch of Lily James Homemade Pickles. Every batch of Lily James Pickles is made by hand, one at a time. 

 

Growing up in the Midwest and going vegetarian as a teenager, I remember pickles being my main event; I especially loved pickle sandwiches. In 2014, I began homemade pickling gifting family, teachers, & friends, bringing to gatherings, and using as a charity fundraiser for my Ironman Team CHM (Choroideremia). My homemade pickles became a foundation of family life, filling my kitchen with aromas of fresh dill and garlic.  Each and every taster raved about my kickin’ garlic goods. Numerous times the jar was finished in one opening! My biggest fans were my sons and their friends.

 

One in particular came home from college and found a hidden pickle stash his mother had hidden. His words, “This woman has to start her own business,” pushed my current business idea motivation.  My husband took me restaurant industry shopping the next day and here I am, officially perfecting pickles! I’m so very thankful for my family, friends & community support and their love of my jar of fresh goodness! Whether you use them in a pickle sandwich, as a perfect nutritious snack or an addition to any gathering any day every day, I hope you share the love of my crisp, fresh pickles!

The coffee experience is a product of patience. Of an

organic farmer responsibly growing the most flavorful beans.

Of a roaster ensuring that each batch hits the flavor notes just right. And of you, brewing a cup, drip by measured drip.

 

Jim’s Organic Coffee is sourced, roasted, and brewed to be exceptional—day after day, cup after cup. At Jim’s, we put thought into every step of the process—from sourcing the best beans from the best organic farms, to investing in quality at every phase of coffee production (roasting, packaging, and training) to supporting our partners to ensure that every

person who chooses Jim’s—wherever they are—enjoys consistently exceptional coffee.

Artisanal Italian Pizza made in the Heart of Caldwell, NJ, providing fresh flash frozen pizza crust to local businesses. Offering, round, square and cauliflower crust.

Our mission since the beginning has been to sustain and cultivate the core foundation of healthy, sustainable communities through a series of interrelated actions and principles.

We evaluate the environmental impact of our business decisions to remain mindful of how they will affect all aspects of living and life. We seek to source the finest quality ingredients and work with regional providers whenever feasible. We work to create opportunities not only for our team, but for you, that will make a positive difference in our and your food consumption, lifestyle choices, and career paths. We recognize and remind ourselves and you to acknowledge the responsibility to contribute and give back to the community.

Proudly serving Wayne daily fresh hand-rolled bagels made in-house by our friendly staff. Our menu also includes sandwiches, salads and sides. Online ordering and text ordering available.

Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) is a national award winning, comprehensive career and technical high school serving over 3,400 students. Located on a 55+ acre campus in Wayne, NJ, the school accepts students from all municipalities in Passaic County. Over 350 faculty members deliver the curriculum of 200 courses and career areas.

Students are often surprised at the diversity and scope of the Culinary Arts Program. Culinary majors explore all aspects of the food industry - from food preparation to presentation - and are introduced to the baking, production, cafeteria-pantry, and table service components. Instruction is provided in an impressive state-of-the-art setting by a multi-talented internationally and domestically trained staff.

 

Some of PCTI’s higher education affiliates include: William Paterson University, Seton Hall University, Berkeley College, Passaic County Community College, NJIT, Rochester Institute of Technology, FDU, Hudson County Community College, Bergen Community College, the Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales University, and Monroe College.

Arden Courts Memory Care Community, located on Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne caters to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Our community features friendly common spaces, an inviting kitchen and family rooms and walking paths within enclosed courtyards, all designed for the safety and comfort of our residents.

 

Rustic is proud to be a Memory Cafe for Arden Courts monthly meeting. It is a wonderfully welcoming meeting for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or any other form of dementia, or other brain disorders. Additionally, it is helpful for people with all forms of mild cognitive impairment.

 

Individual Memory Cafes focus on different aspects for a unique experience. You may find some are activities-based, while others focus on education. You might have one enjoying the connections of demographic-appropriate music and dancing. Others might focus on crafts and painting. Some simply guide the participants in exercises that foster reminiscing.

When we think of a YMCA, we might only picture a gymnasium or a small community pool. However, Wayne YMCA is much more than that. Conveniently located in Wayne, NJ our facilities have the pool, gym, and workout equipment you'd expect combined with premier after-school programs, youth programs, sports, clubs, dance classes, birthday parties and even theater productions! There's always something to do at Wayne YMCA, whether you're looking for yourself, your teen or your young child. Become a member today!

The Wayne YMCA is home to the beautiful Rosen Performing Arts Center - a 406 seat professional performing art center located in Wayne, New Jersey. We are home to many special events including theater productions for youth, teens and adults, dance programs and special events. The performing arts center is also available to rent for companies producing or presenting theater, concerts, dance or film as well as for meeting spaces or conferences.

The first and only private special needs school certified Future Ready.  Benway School is a NJ State Department of Education approved learning institution. Benway School is committed to the belief that emotional growth and academic success go hand-in-hand. The school is dedicated to providing an opportunity for both by offering a nurturing and therapeutic environment with a low student/teacher ratio, small class sizes, individually-paced instructions, and a comprehensive therapy and counseling program. Our approach is one of patience, non-punitive dialogue, and communication.

Did you know that Ace Natural is perhaps the greenest and most socially responsible food distributor in the country?

Ace Natural has been leading by example for more than 20 years in its responsibility to honor, respect and protect nature and the social right of healthy food.  As pioneers in the New York’s organic food movement, we deliver the largest selection of organic and natural foods, directly to your doorstep.

 

We firmly believe that business activity must be in sync with nature.  Ace Natural is a certified organic distributor by NOFA-NY according to the USDA/NOP standard.  Organic food is free of synthetic hormones, antibiotics, chemicals and GMOS.  By definition, we offer foods that are harvested in a clean a safe manner by farmers and manufacturers that operate using integrity and transparency as their main values.

 

We are what we eat therefore food is who we are. People are not only the reason for our existence but also by far our most important asset at Ace Natural.  We are committed to providing foods that contribute decisively to better health in the communities that we serve.  The welfare of our employees and their families is a main priority at Ace Natural. We care dearly about our employees while they add value to the organization and we also make sure to contribute handsomely for their retirement.

Simply put, microgreens are baby plants that contain all of the vitamins, minerals and proteins needed to grow into adult plants. Cutting them this small and eating them fresh captures these powerful benefits for your body and brain! In fact, research has shown that many varieties of microgreens contain up to 40 times higher levels of nutrients than the fully grown plant. 

 

Plants can be composed of 80-90% water, making the quality of water they drink more important than the soil. We only use 7-stage reverse osmosis water to grow the purest plants possible. And of course, only the finest organic seeds, soil and growing mediums available. 

 

Because microgreens provide highly concentrated nutrition, even a small sprinkle provides great health benefits (although we recommend using generously). Add handfuls (or a pinch) of raw microgreens as a topping to your omelette, salad, soup, sandwich, wrap or panini. Add a colorful pile on top of your entrees. Mix into warm pasta or your kid's mac n' cheese. Pour a generous handful into your smoothies. The options are endless!

 

Microgreens are a great alternative for kids and picky eaters who avoid vegetables. Because they are so small, they often go unnoticed when mixed into pasta with sauce, mac n' cheese, pestos, dips and smoothies. 

MANGO CREATIONS

bracelets made with love

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Mango Creatives specializes in hand made items.  I currently offer hand-knit hats under the Mango Knit Co brand as well as hand-made journey bracelets.

 

Our custom, hand-knit hats that are both cozy and stylish.  You choose your favorite colors and we will knit your personalized hat with either a genuine fox fur pompom or a matching yarn pompom.  Hats are machine washable (gentle cycle) and fox fur pompoms are detachable. All hats include a wooden Mango Knit Co. button.

 

Our hand-made journey bracelets offer semi-precious stone beads, lava beads (perfect for essential oils) and silver plated accents.  This combination creates a stylish bracelet that can be worn with any outfit.  All bracelets stretch-to-fit and are extremely durable.  Each stone offers a different healing property.  Custom orders are welcome to meet your current life journey.   Our bracelets make a wonderful gift and are packaged in an attractive gift pouch.

Grow your community... live, love, local

SOROPTIMIST

PASSAIC VALLEY

A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Our members form an international network of women who volunteer their time and talents to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.

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proud host of monthly meetings

1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470

located in the Wayne YMCA
Open to the general public

ID required for non-members

973.925.7977

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