Is is really hard to find a good pole bean?

Sussex County Council has new name plates in front of their seats in council chambers. The plates are interchangable, just in case you are interested. BY RON MACARTHUR
October 15, 2013

Although it looked like a pay-off was taking place following the Oct. 15 Sussex County Council meeting, it was only a councilman getting out his wallet to purchase two quarts of pole beans to take to his mother in Florida.

Councilman George Cole was giving the money to council-watcher Dan Kramer, who also happens to grow a few crops.

After giving a grant to a pumpkin festival in Millville, Cole exclaimed there should be a Sussex Pole Bean Festival, and probably in Greenwood – that's where Dan Kramer lives.

“It's hard to find a good pole bean,” Cole said.

Why not? Sussex celebrates all kinds of produce including apples, scrapple, tomatoes, pumpkins, peaches and watermelons.

  • Ron MacArthur has lived and worked in Sussex County all his life. As a journalist for more than 40 years, he has covered everything from county and town meetings to presidential visits. He also has a unique perspective having served as an elected official and lived on both sides of the county.

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