TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher along with state, county and local officials will visit Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm in Tabernacle to highlight Jersey Fresh Blueberries on Monday as July is National Blueberry Month.
Blueberries were New Jersey’s No. 1 crop in terms of production value in 2018 at more than $62 million with 9,000 acres harvested according to the USDA. New Jersey is also annually one of the top six producers of blueberries in the U.S.
Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm grows and sells its blueberries at its farm stand as well as the Trenton Farmers Market. Founded in 1940 by Anthony Russo Jr., the family owned and operated 700-acre farm offers a large variety of Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables. The retail farm market in Tabernacle sells produce, plants and flowers and baked goods.
Secretary Fisher will visit Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm at 10 a.m. on Monday at 529 Medford Lakes Road, Tabernacle, NJ 08088.
— New Jersey Department of Agriculture