Christie Administration Kicks Off 2017 #Jerseyfreshlove Photo Contest

June 21, 2017

VINELAND, NJ -- Get your camera ready, log onto Instagram, and get ready for the 2017 #JerseyFreshLove photo contest.. 

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and the 2016 winner of the Jersey Fresh Love social media photo contest, Ryan Briggs, owner of Outlaw’s Burger Barn and Creamery in Vineland, recently kicked off the 2017 #jerseyfreshlove Instagram-only ...

Colonial Park: Container Garden Workshop for Children

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - If you have a child between the ages of seven to ten, and you want them to learn about edible plants the Somerset County Park Commission has got you covered. 

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. a workshop called “Container Gardening with Edible Plants" will be held at Colonial Park Fragrance & Sensory Garden, Parking Lot A, at 156 Mettlers Road in ...

Franklin Township: What to Expect at the Farmers Market


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Do you know what kind of produce you can expect from the Franklin Township Community Farmers Market?

If you answered no, don't worry because now you do. Right now, strawberries, asparagus, bok choy, kale, arugula, and lettuce are available but they will be out of season soon. 

Blueberries will be in season by the end of this month through July. If ...

Franklin Township: 42nd 'Rose Day Festival' at Colonial Park Gardens

SOMERSET, NJ - Next Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the public is invited to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden “Rose Day Festival" at Colonial Park Gardens. 

"The Rose Garden will be in peak bloom and visitors can enjoy the day by strolling through the garden, enjoying live music, meeting local artisans, and indulging in ...

Franklin Township: Mother's Day Flower Sale at Station 25

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - If you are looking for flowers for Mother's Day, Station 25 has what you are looking for, until 6 p.m today, at 710 Hamilton St. 

The flower sale is sponsored by community volunteer Fire Co. # 1 and the Women's Auxiliary. 

There will be something for moms, grandmas, sisters, aunts and special friends! 


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Farmers Market Vouchers available for Eligible Seniors

June 16, 2017

SOMERVILLE – Starting Monday, July 3, eligible seniors can obtain $25 worth of vouchers to buy New Jersey fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables and herbs. These free vouchers can be used at participating farmer’s markets in Somerset County until Nov. 30.

People interested in applying can stop by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability ...