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June 20, 2022  
PO Box 330
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0330

Jeff Wolfe
P: (609) 913-6559
C: (609) 433-1785


Social Media Photo Challenge Is Underway

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced the #JerseyFreshisBEST social media photo contest is underway Share photos of Jersey Fresh farmers, farms, markets or produce with the hashtag #JerseyFreshisBEST and make sure to mention the farmer, farm, or market name.

Using the #JerseyFreshisBEST hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram will automatically enter you a chance to win a $500 gift card to your favorite Jersey Fresh market.

There is also a weekly contest that will start each Wednesday and contestants will have until the following Tuesday to post their #JerseyFreshisBEST photos. The weekly winner will be announced on the Jersey Fresh Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages each week. Weekly winners will receive a Jersey Fresh prize pack featuring a Jersey Fresh beach towel, New Jersey shaped bamboo cutting board, hat, t-shirt, and more.

The #JerseyFreshisBEST photo contest will last through Sept. 6. At the end of the contest, each of the weekly winners’ photos will be posted on, where the public can vote for the winning photo.

“Jersey Fresh is the best,” Secretary Fisher said. “We know there is an enthusiastic following for Jersey Fresh and we look forward to seeing the many creative photos posted to emphasize the great tasting and high-quality fruits and vegetables produced by our farmers.”

There were more than 1,000 entries in last year’s contest, which was won by Matt Macrie of Macrie Brothers Blueberry Farm and featured a photo of nearly ripe blueberries still on the bush with the rising sun illuminating on the clouds in the background.

To read the full contest rules go to

More information about Jersey Fresh, including which crops are in season and where they are available, can be found at

Established in 1984 by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, the Jersey Fresh logo was designed to inform consumers which fruits and vegetables were grown in the Garden State. The Jersey Fresh logo guarantees the produce was grown in New Jersey. The state grows more than 100 different varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs.


To learn more about Jersey Fresh, visit, Facebook at, Twitter @JerseyFreshNJDA or Instagram @JerseyFreshNJDA.