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For Immediate Release: December 2, 2002


Hope Gruzlovic




Agriculture Secretary Charles M. Kuperus will visit the prize-winning Black Oak Farm in Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County, at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, to cut down a Christmas tree in an annual event that heralds the start of the Christmas tree-selling season in New Jersey.

Black Oak Farm is the winner of the annual contest held by the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers' Association for the best Christmas tree grown in New Jersey.

New Jersey is home to more than 100 Christmas tree farms, which generate an estimated $2 million in annual sales.

Directions: Take Route 78 to Exit 12, turn north on Charlestown Rd. (County Rte. 635). Go approximately three miles to Mine Rd. (3rd road on left). Turn left on Mine Rd. Go 7/10 of a mile . Black Oak Farm is on the left.