New Jersey agriculture secretary promotes local produce

07/31/2013 01:44:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

Promoting The Garden State’s produce, New Jersey’s agriculture secretary recently visited some of the state’s roadside farmers markets.

New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher New Jersey Department of AgriculturNew Jersey Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher (left), and farm stand operator Charlie Muzzarelli view a Jersey Fresh produce display at Muzzarelli Farms in Buena Vista Township, N.J., during a recent farm stand tour.The tour of four markets was to show the commitment of the state’s governor and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to the Jersey Fresh product, according to a news release.

On July 29, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher visited roadside farm stands in four south Jersey counties.

His visit was designed to highlight where consumers can find Jersey Fresh produce during this prime time of the growing season, according to the release.

“We are in the height of our growing season and roadside farm markets around the state are carrying a full array of Jersey Fresh produce,” Fisher said in the release. “Many of these markets are run by families who have been farming in New Jersey for generations. We encourage everyone to visit these markets to get the freshest Jersey Fresh produce and support our farming community.”



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