TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and local officials will highlight the beginning of the Jersey Fresh season at Fresh Wave LLC in Vineland in Cumberland County at 2:30 p.m. on Monday touring the packing facility.
New Jersey ranks in the top 10 in the production of several crops, including fourth in the nation in asparagus, one of the early crops currently available. The 2018 asparagus crop for New Jersey was valued at $11.5 million. The value for vegetable production for New Jersey in 2018 was more than $140 million. Other crops with an early harvest that are becoming available daily include kale, lettuce, radishes and spinach. Crops also expected to be widely available soon are beets and strawberries.
To see what crops New Jersey farmers are harvesting, the Jersey Fresh Availability and Forecast Report is published each Monday at https://findjerseyfresh.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/JFAvailReport2019.pdf.
Secretary Fisher will highlight the Jersey Fresh season at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at Fresh Wave LLC, 1404 B East Oak Road, Vineland, NJ, 08360
— New Jersey Department of Agriculture