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The New Jersey Department of Agriculture will highlight August as National Peach Month on Friday afternoon, July 30, wit...
07/29/2021

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture will highlight August as National Peach Month on Friday afternoon, July 30, with a special visit to Wildwood where NJDA marketing staff will be on hand to give out Jersey Fresh peaches to beachgoers. Peaches will be available between 1 and 4 p.m., or until supplies last, at the end of East Schellenger Avenue at the boardwalk near Morey’s Pier in Wildwood. Read more at https://bit.ly/3i8v3sS New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Wildwood Beach Morey's Piers & Beachfront Water Parks Wildwood Boardwalk Wildwood New Jersey. State of New Jersey Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Cape May County Board of Ag New Jersey FFA Foundation New Jersey 4-H

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture will highlight August as National Peach Month on Friday afternoon, July 30, with a special visit to Wildwood where NJDA marketing staff will be on hand to give out Jersey Fresh peaches to beachgoers. Peaches will be available between 1 and 4 p.m., or until supplies last, at the end of East Schellenger Avenue at the boardwalk near Morey’s Pier in Wildwood. Read more at https://bit.ly/3i8v3sS New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Wildwood Beach Morey's Piers & Beachfront Water Parks Wildwood Boardwalk Wildwood New Jersey. State of New Jersey Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Cape May County Board of Ag New Jersey FFA Foundation New Jersey 4-H

The State Board of Agriculture held its monthly meeting at The Horse Park of New Jersey on Wednesday and it included the...
07/29/2021

The State Board of Agriculture held its monthly meeting at The Horse Park of New Jersey on Wednesday and it included the swearing in of two new members, Lisa Specca, of Burlington County, and Kurt Alstede, of Morris County. It was also the official reorganization meeting as David DeFrange II, from Hunterdon County, and Dr. Ernie Beier, from Gloucester County, were elected President and Vice President. Read more at https://bit.ly/3i9Hd4t Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Vegetable Growers Association of NJ @Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Cape May County Board of Ag New Jersey FFA Association New Jersey 4-H

The State Board of Agriculture held its monthly meeting at The Horse Park of New Jersey on Wednesday and it included the swearing in of two new members, Lisa Specca, of Burlington County, and Kurt Alstede, of Morris County. It was also the official reorganization meeting as David DeFrange II, from Hunterdon County, and Dr. Ernie Beier, from Gloucester County, were elected President and Vice President. Read more at https://bit.ly/3i9Hd4t Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Vegetable Growers Association of NJ @Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Cape May County Board of Ag New Jersey FFA Association New Jersey 4-H

Check out the latest Jersey Fresh Four Ways recipe video with Chef Amanda Freitag!
07/28/2021

Check out the latest Jersey Fresh Four Ways recipe video with Chef Amanda Freitag!

This time of year, who isn't looking for ways to use the abundant, summer staple - zucchini? Zoodles never disappoint, especially when mixed with herby, garlicy pesto and cheese - both mozz & parm! This recipe is simple, DELICIOUS plus ready in just minutes.

Chef Amanda Freitag's 'Jersey Fresh Four Ways' Zucchini Noodles with Fresh Pesto: https://findjerseyfresh.com/recipes/zucchini-noodles-with-fresh-pesto/

Secretary Fisher announced today that the Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Laboratory has received $4.2 million in fundi...
07/26/2021

Secretary Fisher announced today that the Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Laboratory has received $4.2 million in funding from the Board of Public Utilities State Facilities Initiative to receive important upgrades to the facility that opened in 1985. The top priority will be to renovate the lab’s HVAC system. Of the 33 temperature-controlled rooms, as many as 18 had been unusable. The funds will go toward making major repairs to the HVAC system and to upgrade the greenhouse control systems. The lab has used environmentally friendly solutions that are estimated to have saved hundreds of millions of dollars that would have been spent if other treatment methods were conducted. Read more at https://bit.ly/3x6X5sP Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Vegetable Growers Association of NJ Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Cape May County Board of Ag New Jersey Board of Public Utilities State of New Jersey Jersey Fresh Farm to School New Jersey FFA Association New Jersey 4-H

Secretary Fisher announced today that the Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Laboratory has received $4.2 million in funding from the Board of Public Utilities State Facilities Initiative to receive important upgrades to the facility that opened in 1985. The top priority will be to renovate the lab’s HVAC system. Of the 33 temperature-controlled rooms, as many as 18 had been unusable. The funds will go toward making major repairs to the HVAC system and to upgrade the greenhouse control systems. The lab has used environmentally friendly solutions that are estimated to have saved hundreds of millions of dollars that would have been spent if other treatment methods were conducted. Read more at https://bit.ly/3x6X5sP Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Vegetable Growers Association of NJ Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Cape May County Board of Ag New Jersey Board of Public Utilities State of New Jersey Jersey Fresh Farm to School New Jersey FFA Association New Jersey 4-H

Check out the first of the Jersey Fresh Four Ways recipe videos!
07/26/2021

Check out the first of the Jersey Fresh Four Ways recipe videos!

Combine grilled Jersey Fresh zucchini, famous Jersey tomatoes plus herby, homemade croutons and a tangy, red wine vinaigrette and you have this addictive salad full of texture and flavor.

Many more zucchini recipes from Chef Amanda Freitag coming your way this week. Follow for all the deliciousness!

For the 'Jersey Fresh Four Ways' recipe & video with Chef Amanda Freitag: https://findjerseyfresh.com/recipes/zucchini-panzanella-salad-with-croutons-tomatoes/

Here are some scenes from the Monmouth County Fair that is taking place this week. The fair continues tonight as well as...
07/23/2021

Here are some scenes from the Monmouth County Fair that is taking place this week. The fair continues tonight as well as into the weekend. Check out the hours and the schedule at https://bit.ly/36TyDAJ Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension New Jersey 4-H New Jersey FFA Association Monmouth County Government

The Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) Fest State Fair took place at Mercer County Park in earlier this month. Som...
07/23/2021

The Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) Fest State Fair took place at Mercer County Park in earlier this month. Some county fairs are taking place this week and in the coming weeks so check with your local officials to see if one is happening in your area. Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension The LEAD Fest New Jersey 4-H New Jersey FFA Association

Last week Secretary Fisher visited Sam Mento Farms, LLC in Hammonton to highlight #NationalBlueberryMonth. We were joine...
07/21/2021

Last week Secretary Fisher visited Sam Mento Farms, LLC in Hammonton to highlight #NationalBlueberryMonth. We were joined by state and local legislators as Sam Mento III and his family hosted the visit on their 50-acre operation. Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Cape May County Board of Ag New Jersey FFA Association New Jersey 4-H Blueberries Town of Hammonton

The New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees announced purses will be increasing by 20 percent for Premier Division race...
07/16/2021

The New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees announced purses will be increasing by 20 percent for Premier Division races at the Meadowlands Racetrack for the 2022 season. This means purses for the Premier Division races will be $240,000 for the finals and then $30,000 for the legs in each of those divisions. The increases take effect for full fields. Read more at https://bit.ly/3kuC9cD Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Equine Science Center Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey Harnesslink Harness Racing Update Meadowlands Racetrack Harness Racing FanZone

The New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees announced purses will be increasing by 20 percent for Premier Division races at the Meadowlands Racetrack for the 2022 season. This means purses for the Premier Division races will be $240,000 for the finals and then $30,000 for the legs in each of those divisions. The increases take effect for full fields. Read more at https://bit.ly/3kuC9cD Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Equine Science Center Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey Harnesslink Harness Racing Update Meadowlands Racetrack Harness Racing FanZone

The Department and Secretary Fisher highlighted National Blueberry Month with a visit to Sam Mento Farms, LLC in Hammont...
07/14/2021

The Department and Secretary Fisher highlighted National Blueberry Month with a visit to Sam Mento Farms, LLC in Hammonton. A family run business, it is owned and operated by Sam Mento III and his wife Kathy with help from their son Sam and their daughter Sarah. The Mentos have been growing and selling blueberries in Hammonton for the past 14 years. Read more at https://bit.ly/3r8rRjL Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension New Jersey FFA Association New Jersey 4-H U.S. Highbush Blueberry #Nationalblueberrymonth Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Cape May County Board of Ag

The Department and Secretary Fisher highlighted National Blueberry Month with a visit to Sam Mento Farms, LLC in Hammonton. A family run business, it is owned and operated by Sam Mento III and his wife Kathy with help from their son Sam and their daughter Sarah. The Mentos have been growing and selling blueberries in Hammonton for the past 14 years. Read more at https://bit.ly/3r8rRjL Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension New Jersey FFA Association New Jersey 4-H U.S. Highbush Blueberry #Nationalblueberrymonth Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Cape May County Board of Ag

Something’s cooking in the Jersey Fresh kitchen!
07/12/2021

Something’s cooking in the Jersey Fresh kitchen!

National Blueberry Day is Thursday, July 8, and if you are in the shore towns of Wildwood, Atlantic City, or Seaside Hei...
07/07/2021

National Blueberry Day is Thursday, July 8, and if you are in the shore towns of Wildwood, Atlantic City, or Seaside Heights, there will be free Jersey Fresh blueberries available on the boardwalks tomorrow afternoon. Read more at https://bit.ly/3xoOF13 New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Wildwood, NJ Visit Atlantic City Visit New Jersey Seaside Heights, NJ Wildwood Boardwalk Seaside Heights Beach & Boardwalk State of New Jersey #NationalBlueberryDay Atlantic City Beach Atlantic City, New Jersey

National Blueberry Day is Thursday, July 8, and if you are in the shore towns of Wildwood, Atlantic City, or Seaside Heights, there will be free Jersey Fresh blueberries available on the boardwalks tomorrow afternoon. Read more at https://bit.ly/3xoOF13 New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Wildwood, NJ Visit Atlantic City Visit New Jersey Seaside Heights, NJ Wildwood Boardwalk Seaside Heights Beach & Boardwalk State of New Jersey #NationalBlueberryDay Atlantic City Beach Atlantic City, New Jersey

The 2021-2022 State FFA officer team was recently elected as part of the 92nd Annual State FFA Convention. The officers ...
07/06/2021

The 2021-2022 State FFA officer team was recently elected as part of the 92nd Annual State FFA Convention. The officers represent New Jersey FFA at several state and national functions throughout the year, including visiting FFA chapters throughout New Jersey. Read more at https://bit.ly/2TG2qtx Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Vegetable Growers Association of NJ Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Salem County Fairgrounds Salem County Vocational Technical Schools Northern Burlington County Regional School District Northern Burlington County Regional High School Northern Burlington FFA New Jersey FFA Association National FFA Organization

The 2021-2022 State FFA officer team was recently elected as part of the 92nd Annual State FFA Convention. The officers represent New Jersey FFA at several state and national functions throughout the year, including visiting FFA chapters throughout New Jersey. Read more at https://bit.ly/2TG2qtx Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Vegetable Growers Association of NJ Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Salem County Fairgrounds Salem County Vocational Technical Schools Northern Burlington County Regional School District Northern Burlington County Regional High School Northern Burlington FFA New Jersey FFA Association National FFA Organization

The State Board of Agriculture meeting for June was held at Board President Erick Doyle's Readington River Buffalo Farm ...
06/30/2021

The State Board of Agriculture meeting for June was held at Board President Erick Doyle's Readington River Buffalo Farm in Hunterdon County last week. Erick and his wife Kristen gave a tour of the farm, which features a Bison herd as well as the Polled Hereford cattle. The State Board meeting took place in one of the barns at the farm. Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Hunterdon County, NJ Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Burlington County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Cape May County Board of Ag New Jersey FFA Association New Jersey 4-H Eastern Bison Association

The annual New Jersey Equine awards celebration recently took place at the Horse Park of New Jersey at Stone Tavern, Inc...
06/28/2021

The annual New Jersey Equine awards celebration recently took place at the Horse Park of New Jersey at Stone Tavern, Inc. where the honors included Horseperson of the Year and the Secretary of Agriculture Awards for the top standardbred and thoroughbred horses of the year for 2020. Congratulations to all of the winners! Read more at https://bit.ly/2U8kBb8 Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Equine Science Center New Jersey Equine Advisory Board Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Cape May County Board of Ag New Jersey 4-H New Jersey FFA Association

06/25/2021

This is a friendly reminder as we have again received news of NJ farmers being involved in accidents and many close calls while on the road with farm equipment. Please read the below, be patient and you can help save lives. Thank you! New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Vegetable Growers Association of NJ Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ Cape May County Board of Ag New Jersey FFA Association New Jersey 4-H Jersey Fresh Farm to School

We’ve heard of several farmers being involved in accidents while on the road with farm equipment. Being a responsible and courteous driver could save your life and the farmer’s.

Here are 5 things you can do when you meet farm equipment on the road:
1. Be alert and cautious. And give large farm equipment and other slow-moving vehicles space.
2. Do not pass if you are in a space designated as a “No Passing Zone” or in any area that is not safe to do so—intersections, bridges and railroad crossings, among others.
3. Make sure the tractor isn’t trying to make a left turn before you pass on the left.
4. Don’t tailgate.
5. Be careful when you do get the chance to pass. And often, farmers will move their equipment over when it is safe to do so.

Secretary Fisher encourages farm owners to explore preservation opportunities now. The State Agriculture Development Com...
06/24/2021

Secretary Fisher encourages farm owners to explore preservation opportunities now. The State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) program funding recently increased, allowing the SADC to accept a greater number of farm preservation applications through the State Acquisition Program. The SADC's State Acquisition program accepts applications year-round which are managed directly with the state staff. The SADC regional acquisition coordinators pictured here are eager to talk with interested farmland owners. Read more at https://bit.ly/3qnm8pV Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Vegetable Growers Association of NJ Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ New Jersey FFA Association New Jersey 4-H Jersey Fresh Farm to School Cape May County Board of Ag

Secretary Fisher encourages farm owners to explore preservation opportunities now. The State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) program funding recently increased, allowing the SADC to accept a greater number of farm preservation applications through the State Acquisition Program. The SADC's State Acquisition program accepts applications year-round which are managed directly with the state staff. The SADC regional acquisition coordinators pictured here are eager to talk with interested farmland owners. Read more at https://bit.ly/3qnm8pV Jersey Fresh New Jersey Farm Bureau Rutgers Cooperative Extension Vegetable Growers Association of NJ Burlington County Board of Agriculture Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Cumberland County Board of Agriculture - NJ New Jersey FFA Association New Jersey 4-H Jersey Fresh Farm to School Cape May County Board of Ag

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