What's bloomin' in the Garden State?
"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the
most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands."
-Thomas Jefferson, August 23, 1785
• Food and agriculture are New Jersey's 3rd largest industry. In 2011, the state's 10,300 farms generated sales totaling $1.12 billion.
• Of the State's 730,000 acres of productive farmland, 201,327 acres have been preserved from future commercial development.
• New Jersey is a National Top 10 Producer of:
Bell Peppers (3rd)
Sweet Corn (9th)
Snap Beans (10th)