Meet our girl, Erica. This newby in town just got married (two weddings!), moved to Jersey City and co-created Darke Pines all in the past 8 months. By day, Erica is a Girl Friday (a.k.a. personal assistant) working for the Commissioner of Major League Soccer. By night, she's likely to be found at Jane DO. "It's a great way to unwind after work and I love starting my weekend in Taylor's 9am Sports Barre class. I've made so many friends there, I don't even think of it as working out. It's more like a dance party and therapy session. The fact that I can sometimes hold the planks and make it through push ups is the cherry on top!"
Together with new hubby, Will, the duo are the masterminds behind Jersey City's first and only quality meat supplier serving Downtown Jersey City. Dark Pines is dedicated to locally-sourced, sustainably-raised meat. Erica tells us, "I love the whole ritual of gathering food and cooking for friends and family. CoolVines, VanHook, CAsaFeena and Kanibal & Co. are so great, but when it came to buying quality meat - I struggled to find what I need in downtown JC. Plus, after all of that time spent working out - I want to know that I am cooking with the right ingredients. I don't eat meat everyday, but when I do - I want to know where it comes from!"