These 5 crops are most valuable to New Jersey
From farmers to farm stands it's no secret we have some of the best and most fresh crops here in the Garden State.
It makes sense because our state nickname would describe us as just that. But what crops are we most famous for?
Here's a hint, the one you're absolutely thinking of isn't even on this list that was compiled by Stacker.
Here's how they came up with these rankings.
"Stacker compiled a list of the most valuable crops grown in New Jersey using data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture state agriculture overview. Crops are ranked by total annual value of production."
So what are the top five most valuable crops in NJ? Below they'll be listed.
New Jersey has a rich history of peach farming and you can find peach farms in the southern part of New Jersey. I wrote about a great one not far from me here.
This one might come as a shock to you. Did you know that New Jersey has the largest chile pepper farm in the world? I certainly didn't but they're located in Hunterdon County. Nj.com wrote a story about it that you can read here.
This one sounds about right to me. There seem to be soybean fields everywhere around where I live. If you aren't sure what crop is growing in a field you see, chances are it's soybean.
We're known for this famous summer staple. Corn on the cob feels like a part of everyone's lives this time of year.
South Jersey is home to the Blueberry. Specifically Hammonton. You can pick your own blueberries today, at this blueberry picking event!
This has to be the best farmers market in New Jersey
- Adventure Kitchen
- Angel Planet Foods
- Anita's Baked Wonders
- Bull 'N Bear Brewery
- Fit Fed Puppy
- Foraged Feast
- Hummus Boss
- Jana's Jammy
- Java's Compost
- Kariba Farms
- Louis Organics
- Luxx Chocolat
- Made with Clay
- Our Woods Maple Syrup
- Roaming Acres Farm
- Spice Sisters
- Stefan's Polish Foods
- Sustainable Haus
- Valley Shepherd Creamery
- WoodsEdge Farm
Allaire Community Farm in Wall Township, NJ
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Kyle Clark. Any opinions expressed are his own.