TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher will participate in a Jersey Fresh Friday event at the Hammonton ShopRite today. Secretary Fisher will join ShopRite Registered Dietitian Paige Macauley in making recipes featuring Jersey Fresh blueberries.
Jersey Fresh Friday is a Shoprite initiative that takes place on eight Fridays in ShopRites throughout the state. Each week a different type of Jersey Fresh produce is featured. Each Friday afternoon at the Hammonton ShopRite, Macauley sets up a table in the produce area and prepares a recipe and talks with consumers about the importance of eating healthy and buying fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes allow customers to see a variety of dishes that can be made with Jersey Fresh produce.
New Jersey is ranked in the top 10 in production value in the United States in 10 different fruits and vegetables, including being No. 3 in peaches and cranberries, No. 4 in bell peppers and spinach and sixth in blueberries, tomatoes and squash.
Like all 140 ShopRite stores in New Jersey, the Hammonton ShopRite features a wide range of Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables. They include blueberries, tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, cucumbers, spinach, lettuce, peaches and others.
Secretary Fisher will participate in Jersey Fresh Friday in the Hammonton ShopRite at 2 p.m. today at 80 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
— New Jersey Department of Agriculture