Residents get glimpse of the past at Holmdel's Longstreet Farm

Dressed in traditional 1890s attire, workers at the Longstreet Farm in Holmdel give New Jersey residents a firsthand look at ice cutting. In the late 1800s, ice cutting was a way of life for New Jersey

News 12 Staff

Feb 20, 2007, 4:16 AM

Updated 6,302 days ago

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Residents get glimpse of the past at Holmdel's Longstreet Farm
Dressed in traditional 1890s attire, workers at the Longstreet Farm in Holmdel give New Jersey residents a firsthand look at ice cutting. In the late 1800s, ice cutting was a way of life for New Jersey residents. In the winter months, people didn't worry about keeping dairy products cool, but in the summer months those products needed to be kept cold with ice. Workers at the farm say the ice cutting reenactment helps people remember a time when life wasn?t so convenient and makes people appreciate what residents have today.
To view footage of ice cutting at Holmdel farm, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and click on iO Extra.
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