MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — Do you love organic, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, all grown close to home? This fall — for the first time ever — Middlesex County launched an online guide to help you find local farms, farmers’ markets and apple orchards.
The app is called “Grown in Middlesex County,” and will help you find that perfect farmers’ market, Halloween pumpkin, fresh apples for your apple pie, or fall flower and vegetable — right here in Central Jersey.
The Grown in Middlesex County interactive map allows users to choose from farmers markets, U-Pick farms, and Christmas Tree farms throughout the County, includes the farm’s address, phone number and website.
“Locally grown produce isn’t just a trend, it’s environmentally friendly and a major part of our local economy,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald Rios. “Our county’s new marketing campaign, Grown In Middlesex County, features an online guide to the best our local farms and agricultural producers have to offer. Enjoy the fall weather and our County’s beautiful scenery, and start your journey today!”
This interactive map was created with the input of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County.
“Middlesex County farmers have been some of the most progressive pioneers in direct marketing agricultural products in the nation,” said William Hlubik, Middlesex County agricultural agent and professor for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County. “Our growers have taken the lead in producing some of the very best farm products and offering exciting agritourism opportunities for the entire family.”
The Grown in Middlesex County interactive map can be found at this website: https://middlesexcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=e71bbfc1fe3b4171be81e6fff2fe937b.
For more information on programs offered by the Middlesex County Office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension call 732-398-5260.