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Agriculture
July 2003

While most people associate agriculture with our nation's heartland, New Jersey is home to more than 9,800 farms covering 790,000 acres of farmland. The state is among the leaders in many forms of agricultural production.

For example, New Jersey ranks
  • 2nd in blueberry production (The first cultivated blueberry was developed in NJ by Elizabeth Coleman White.)
  • 3rd in cranberry production
  • 3rd in spinach
  • 3rd in bell peppers
  • 4th in peach production
  • 4th in head lettuce
 
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The state also produces an abundance of tomatoes, corn, apples, strawberries, potatoes, hay, and soybeans. Farmers throughout the state sold nearly $923.9 million in agricultural products in 2006.

New Jersey promotes its outstanding agricultural industry through its Jersey Fresh campaign. Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables must pass a grading program to ensure they are the highest quality. Visit the Jersey Fresh Web site to learn when fruits and vegetables are in season, where to find pick-your-own farms and farmers markets, and how to make some great recipes.

For more information on agriculture in New Jersey, visit the Department of Agriculture site.



 
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