This Central Jersey county wants to bring its residents back to their roots.
The new Grown in Middlesex County interactive map connects users to farmers’ markets, U-pick farms and Christmas tree farms throughout the county, and includes the farm’s address, phone number and website.
Locally grown produce is a major part of the local economy, according to Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald Rios.
The interactive map was created with the input of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County.
“Middlesex County farmers have been some of the most progressive pioneers in direct marketing agricultural products in the nation,” said William 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,” Hlubik said.
The Grown in Middlesex County interactive map can be found here.