New Jersey

Harvest stars: Berries set the pace in New Jersey

Production trends for blueberries and cranberries were highlighted during the North American Strawberry Growers Association’s 2023 Summer Tour in New Jersey. Peter Oudemans, director of Rutgers University’s Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry... more »

New Jersey is a mecca for strawberry production

Strawberries set the pace as one of the first crops of the New Jersey growing season. Farm operators from a wide swath of the state shared their growing and marketing experiences during the North American... more »

Social media photo contest highlights New Jersey apples

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a social media photo contest featuring the state's apples. The #JerseyFreshApples contest begins Sept. 6. Fans can share photos of Jersey Fresh apples and mention the orchard... more »

Free New Jersey fruit celebrates National Blueberry Month

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) will highlight National Blueberry Month by handing out free blueberries to beachgoers for the third year in a row. Department staff will be distributing blueberries on the afternoon... more »

New Jersey kicks off peach season

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher visited Larchmont Farms in Salem County to highlight the state’s peach harvest. The June 29 visit coincided with the start of the season, and was Fisher’s last... more »

New Jersey Ag Secretary Douglas Fisher retires

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher is retiring after 14 years in the position, following a career as supermarket owner and operator and member of the New Jersey General Assembly. Fisher was appointed to... more »

Naturipe blueberry production hits summer supplies

Ahead of National Blueberry Month — July — Naturipe Farms is kicking off the summer season with promotable volumes of its flavorful blueberries from New Jersey, Michigan and the Pacific Northwest. Following a strong start... more »

New Jersey farm preservationist Bob Shinn dies

Robert “Bob” Shinn Jr., the former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection who is credited with contributing to the preservation of New Jersey farmland, has died. Shinn, who was commissioner of the... more »

A Q&A with New Jersey peach experts from Rutgers University

When it comes to producing peaches, New Jersey, with help from Rutgers scientists, does its part in keeping up with the competition. The round, slightly furry tree fruit is commercially produced in roughly 20 states. New... more »

It’s peaches on beaches in NJ for ‘Eat a Peach Day’

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is highlighting Jersey Fresh peaches on National Eat A Peach Day, August 22, handing out free peaches to beach-goers. NJDA marketing staff will be in Wildwood, Atlantic City and... more »

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