CRANFORD, NJ – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher visited Cranford’s own Dreyer Farms on Friday, as part of his two-day “Jersey Fresh Love Tour,” Fisher toured farms, farmers markets, restaurants and wineries throughout the state to highlight the peak of the Jersey Fresh season.
The Jersey Fresh Love Tour is a social media campaign aimed at getting Jersey Fresh produce fans to post pictures of where they get their Jersey produce, how they use it, along with their favorite farms and restaurants to visit.
“We are so excited to have them come by and see us, to get a feeling of why the customers love coming here, this is what it’s about, Jersey Fresh Love” said Dawn Salerno of Dreyer Farms about the visit. Salerno continued, “I have so many people tell me they come to the farm and don’t want to leave, it’s a happy place for them.”
Cranford Mayor Andis Kalnins spoke to the importance of Dryer Farms and maintaining a fresh farm in such a populated area, “Dreyer Farms is a cornerstone of Cranford, it’s a destination that brings people into town.” He continued, “It keeps business local, it cuts down on emissions and cuts cost.”
“Jersey Fresh produce is abundant at this time of year and can be found at community farmers markets, supermarkets and roadside stands, as well as on the menus of many restaurants,” said Secretary Fisher. “We wanted to seek out Jersey Fresh and allow people to follow us on social media. We hope everyone will do what we are doing and support New Jersey farmers and the businesses that purchase their produce.”
This is the 31st year of the program, its goal is to get consumers to identify produce grown by New Jersey farmers.
According to its website, www.dreyerfarms.com, Dreyer Farms has been selling produce, plants and trees locally since 1904
To learn more about the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NJDeptofAgriculture and www.facebook.com/JerseyFreshOfficial or Twitter @NJDA1 and @JerseyFreshNJDA.