Fresh blueberry season starting in New Jersey
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher has inaugurated the start of the blueberry season in the Garden State. He visited the Macrie Brothers Blueberry Farm. Secretary Fisher and state and local officials viewed the packing of Jersey Fresh blueberries to emphasize that locally grown produce and farm products are readily available now at farmers markets and stores around the state.
“The blueberry harvest is one of the major highlights of the New Jersey growing season,” Secretary Fisher said. “We are known around the world for blueberries, and growers like the Macrie Brothers have fostered that well-earned reputation with their dedication and commitment to grow the highest quality fruit each year.”
Blueberries in New Jersey for 2021 had a production value of $78 million. New Jersey annually ranks in the top six in the U.S. in the production of blueberries. Farmers in the Garden State harvested 41 million pounds of blueberries on 7,500 acres last year.