BY MICHELE S. BYERS
The Garden State is living up to its name! Following a frigid winter and cool spring, crops like spinach, lettuce, asparagus and strawberries are ready, and Jersey tomatoes, blueberries, corn and peaches are coming soon.
Now’s the perfect time to go local. “Farm to table” eating means fresher, tastier and healthier foods. It keeps New Jersey farmers in business and supports local economies. And don’t forget all the fuel that’s saved when produce isn’t trucked for hundreds or thousands of miles!
In New Jersey, you don’t have to travel far to find farmers markets, roadside stands, community supported agriculture enterprises and pick-your-own opportunities.
What’s the difference?