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Jersey Fresh Information Exchange
Photo: Jersey Produce

Tis the Season to Buy Jersey

Photo: Jersey Fresh Produce.
When summer rolls around in New Jersey, many of us conjure up fond memories of our youth. Drive-in movies, beach and boardwalk, frozen custard, amusement parks, bicycle rides, backyard barbeques. Stopping at a farmstand on the way back from the shore. Peaches so luscious, the juice drips down your arm. Holding a tomato in one hand and a salt shaker in the other. Peeling fresh corn on the back porch. Seeing who could spit watermelon seeds the farthest.

If you've got a summertime memory of enjoying farm fresh produce, feel free to share it with us, or just read some memories from other folks who love Jersey Produce. The drive-in movies may be gone, but we can still get that special feeling from a farm fresh Jersey Tomato.

Jersey Fresh produce are picked at the peak of ripeness and you can buy them shortly after they're picked. For ideas on how to use your New Jersey Produce, see below for recipes. If your supermarket doesn't sell Jersey Fresh, ask for it! Or make your shopping a special event and visit a community farm market or farmstand, or plan a special outing with the kids to a pick-your-own farm. To find Jersey Fresh near you, see links below.

Articles
A Legend from the New Jersey Pine Barrens - This One is True and It's Blue
What's for Dinner? Start with Something Really Fresh
Asparagus - it's Healthy and Got Jersey in its Roots
A Good Investment: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Get It While It's Fresh; Use It While It's Fresh

Recipes

Asparagus and Strawberry Salad
Creamy Pumpkin Bisque, The Frog and the Peach
Garden State Seafood Panzanella Salad, Tre Piani
Heirloom Tomato Salad, Caffe Aldo Lamberti
Jersey Fruit Compote
Jersey Peach Semifreddo with Caramelized Cherries, The Frog and the Peach
Jersey Sweet Corn & Tomato Salsa, Triumph Brewery Co.
Jersey Tomato Salad with Red Wine Braised Onions, White Anchovies and Herb Vinaigrette, The Frog and the Peach
Moussaka
New Jersey Blackfish Meuniere, Tre Piani
Panna Cotta With Fresh Peaches and Red Wine, Tre Piani

Additional Jersey Fresh Recipes

Where to Get Jersey Fresh
Roadside Markets - http://www.state.nj.us/jerseyfresh/searches/roadside.htm
Pick Your Own http://www.state.nj.us/jerseyfresh/searches/pyo.htm
Community Farmers Markets http://www.state.nj.us/jerseyfresh/searches/urban.htm
Check Your Local Supermarket; ask if they carry Jersey Fresh