via Feet in Two Worlds:
Tomatoes, corn, and peaches are the staples of New Jersey agriculture. But at Morris Gbolo’s farm in the state’s southern tip, crimson-hued amaranths and plump Liberian bitter ball are the prized crops.
Gbolo, 56, grew these same crops back home in Liberia before a civil war pushed him out of West Africa. He resettled in the U.S. in 2002.
Last year Gbolo and his wife Ernestine launched World Crops Farm, a 13-acre family business in Buena Vista Township. Together they grow the indigenous vegetables of their home continent.