MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ –This fall, discover how Middlesex County is a key part of the Garden State. A new online guide to our County's growers and agricultural product producers, “Grown in Middlesex County”, will help residents find that perfect farmers' market, Halloween pumpkin, fresh apples for, or fall flower and vegetable transplants right in your own backyard.

The Grown in Middlesex County interactive map, which allows users to choose from farmers markets, U-Pick farms, and Christmas Tree farms throughout the County, includes the farm’s address, phone number, and website.

“Locally grown produce isn’t just a trend, it’s environmentally friendly and a major part of our local economy,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “Our County’s new marketing campaign, Grown In Middlesex County, features an online guide to the best our local farms and agricultural producers have to offer. Enjoy the fall weather and our County’s beautiful scenery, and start your journey today!”

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This interactive map was created with the input of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, the County’s source for all agricultural news and advice.

“Middlesex County farmers have been some of the most progressive pioneers in direct marketing agricultural products in the nation,” said William T. Hlubik, Middlesex County agricultural agent and professor for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County. ”Our growers have taken the lead in producing some of the very best farm products and offering exciting agritourism opportunities for the entire family.”

The Grown in Middlesex County interactive map can be found at this online.