Hello, and welcome to the premiere issue of Northwest Bergen Lifestyle

We are inspired by our community, and I sincerely hope this magazine inspires you too! We are thrilled to be your source for all things in Northwest Bergen County.

As you flip through these pages monthly, you will be drawn into the incredible stories behind the people and places in Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Mahwah, Midland Park, Oakland, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick and Wyckoff.

Our monthly Calendar will list the special events planned within just a few miles from where you live and work. Our Good Times section will feature charity and community events benefiting local organizations in NW Bergen County. In this month’s issue, our Around Town section will inform you of local business openings as well as health and wellness opportunities for you and your family.

In the Locally Owned section of our premiere issue, we are excited to feature a special Thanksgiving treat: an inside look at the history of the Goffle Road Poultry Farm in Wyckoff. Our Culinary Creations section will provide you with a delicious recipe from the historic Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, and our November Hot Spot will take you behind the scenes of one of our area’s finest restaurants, From Scratch in Ridgewood. 

Northwest Bergen Lifestyle is proud to be part of a community where we have many organizations making a positive impact on our residents. Our Local Limelight for this month’s issue will introduce you to Eric Fuchs-Stengel, the founder of the Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization. MEVO is a not-for-profit organization that carries out sustainability projects. MEVO also operates its own Fresh Roots Farm, a 2-acre community-based educational farm located within the preserved forests of Campgaw Mountain Reservation in Mahwah.

I have assembled a team of extremely talented local writers and photographers—they all live and work in our 13 towns—who truly love and care about Northwest Bergen County. They are excited about sharing and engaging you with their talents.

As for me, it is a privilege to call Northwest Bergen County my home for the past 58 years. Whether I’m at a local shop or restaurant, attending a charity event or enjoying a performance at the Berrie Center at Ramapo College, I hope we will meet, get to know one another and share our stories of why Northwest Bergen is the best place to call home.

Finally, let’s keep community within our community; it’s great for our residents, and it’s great for business. Keep it local!

Thank you, happy Thanksgiving, and I’ll see you in December.

Marc Schwartz, Publisher