[New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station]
Jersey Fresh Information Exchange
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What's in Season from the Garden State

What's in Season from the Garden State is an e-newsletter during the growing season that highlights the little known facts about the food coming from New Jersey's farms and local waters. To receive the newsletter, you can sign up any time of the year.

2018 Season

March 2018
Jersey Tomato Throwback – Ramapo Tomato – 50 Years as a Home Gardeners’ Favorite


2017 Season

June 2017
What Gym Membership is to Fitness, Community Supported Agriculture is to Local Healthy Eating

2016 Season

November 2016
Rutgers on Your Plate: 250th Anniversary Spotlights NJAES-developed foods

May 2016
The Historic Rutgers Tomato Gets Re-invented in University’s 250th Anniversary Year

2015 Season

June 2015
The Basil Battle - New Cultivars on the Horizon to Beat Downy Mildew

July 2015
Summer Picnic Food Should Not Be Brown and White

2014 Season


  • September 2014
    Farm to Fork Food Waste? It Depends on Your Perspective
  • August 2014
    Making Bucks From Clucks, Not Books
  • July 2014
    Legendary Jersey Tomatoes and the Role NJ Farmers Played in Selecting Winners
  • June 2014
    Celebrating Over 100 Years of Ag Innovation and the NJ Farmers that Helped

2013 Season

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2009 Season

  • November, 2009 (484k PDF)
    New Jersey Local Food Year Round; Home Grown Protein
  • October, 2009 (448k PDF)
    Let's Talk Taters; Cider House Rules
  • September, 2009 (440k PDF)
    Tomato Taste Tests - What They Tell Us; Introducing the Jersey Jems Grape Tomato for Tomato Lovers
  • Late August, 2009 (444k PDF)
    "Ten Minute University" on Jersey Fresh Produce Food System Economics
  • Early August, 2009 (466k PDF)
    Perfection of the Peach; Peach (and Tomato) Tastings; Peach Party!; Peach Q&A - What to do about drippy peach mess?; Caring for peaches at home - Getting it Right (Ripe); Peaches - Not Just for Dessert
  • Late July, 2009 (576k PDF)
    Peaches Make Public Enemy No. 1 List - Not in Jersey
  • Early July, 2009 (438k PDF)
    Averting the New Jersey Tomato Famine

2008 Season

  • Late October, 2008 (422k PDF)
    Recipe for success by thinking outside the bin; What determines the end of the produce season: Frost vs. a freeze; Squashes for the vegetably-challenged
  • Early October, 2008 (452k PDF)
    Apples: the Cold, Hard Facts
  • Late September, 2008 (438k PDF)
    Serving local foods as company policy; What's on the menu at the New Jersey Restaurant Association's 100-mile lunch?
  • Early September, 2008 (488k PDF)
    The Homegrown History of Jersey Fresh; Accessories for Jersey Fresh Fare; Hot or Not, Jersey Packs a Peck, even for Pickling
  • Late August, 2008 (481k PDF)
    When good produce goes bad; Eww...There's a worm in my corn!
  • Early August, 2008 (470k PDF)
    Where has all the (tomato) flavor gone...long time passing?; Rutgers Tomato Taste Testings North and South
  • Late July, 2008 (461k PDF)
    Muskmelon or Cantaloupe; Melons or "Lopes"; Harvest Melons at Peak Flavor
  • Early July, 2008 (460K PDF)
    Salmonella contamination in produce; Food safety practices on New Jersey Farms
  • June, 2008 (432K PDF)
    Starting the Season with the End in Mind; From Jersey Fresh to Brown Gold: Compost it!

2007 Season

  • October 30, 2007 (512k PDF)
    I Yam NOT a Yam!; 'Tis the Season to Buy Jersey
  • October 15, 2007 (472k PDF)
    Fresh Apples from the Garden State; From Folklore to Lab: Research on Cranberry's Health Benefits; Buying Local - One of the Lesser Known Reasons
  • October 1, 2007 (512k PDF)
    Harvest History Detectives: What's Rutgers have to do with NJ Ag?; Old MacRutgers had a Farm...
  • September 17, 2007 (476k PDF)
    Beach Plums: Rubies in the Rough; Spotlight on Farmer-Chef Connection: Formisano Farms and Borgata Casino; The Best of Both Worlds at the Farm Market - Summer and Fall
  • September 4, 2007 (484k PDF)
    Jersey Fresh Aji Dulce, Baby Pak Choy or Cilantro, Anyone?; More Reasons to Eat your Veggies: Health, Weight Control and...Wealth?; Oh sure, easy for you to say, but my kids won't touch the stuff!
  • August 20, 2007 (384k PDF)
    Would our parents recognize today's new sweet corns?; Corn preparation tips for maintaining flavor; Planting new roots for the uprooted
  • August 6, 2007 (460k PDF)
    Rediscovering the Jersey Tomato: Tomato Tastings; 'Rutgers' and 'Ramapo' Tomatoes; Tomato Care 101: Two Big No No's
  • July 23, 2007 (592k PDF)
    Tart Cherries - A New Jersey Treat; A Peach for all Seasons; Come Celebrate the Peach
  • July 9, 2007 (480k PDF)
    If you ask a child where our food comes from, what would they answer? Youth Farmstands: The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs; Finding Jersey Seafood is a Shore Bet
  • June 25, 2007 (484k PDF)
    Finding Jersey Fresh; Jersey Organic; It's Blueberry Season!
  • June 11, 2007 (467k PDF)
    Hail to the Chef; South Jersey Now Home to America's Newest Wine Region; Jersey Fresh Spring Greens

2006 Season

  • October 23, 2006 (196k PDF)
    Gem of the Pines - New Jersey Cranberries
  • October 9, 2006 (224k PDF)
    Harvest History Detectives: Eye on the Jersey Apple
  • September 25, 2006 (192k PDF)
    What do the Labels Mean?: Local; Rutgers steps up to the plate and puts its money where its values are
  • September 11, 2006 (197k PDF)
    In Praise of New Jersey Fall Squash and Rutgers NJAES Better Eating Squash Contributions
  • August 28, 2006 (202k PDF)
    Not Just Your Same Old Eggplant; Farmer Profile; NJ Master Gardeners
  • August 14, 2006 (184k PDF)
    In Search of the Real Jersey Tomato, Part II
  • July 31, 2006 (203k PDF)
    In Search of the Real Jersey Tomato, Part I
  • July 17, 2006 (198k PDF)
    Harvest History Detectives: Eye on the Jersey Peach; Out of the orchard into the bottle: Peach Cider; The Gourmet Peach; Homegrown Memories; Grape Expectations: New Jersey Wines
  • July 3, 2006 (203k PDF)
    Quit Beefing, Eat Seafood!; Colors of the Garden; All the Tadoo about Residue
  • June 19, 2006 (210k PDF)
    A Legend from the New Jersey Pine Barrens: This One is True and it's Blue; Superfood Defined;
    A Case of the Jersey Blues; Jersey Fresh Organic Blueberries?; Notes from the Field
  • June 5, 2006 (169k PDF)
    Jersey Fresh really is "fresh off the farm"; Asparagus - it's healthy and got Jersey in its roots; Strawberries - get 'em while they're ripe!