TRENTON — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced that six farms, including Cecil Creek Farm in East Greenwich Township, are being highlighted in the Jersey Fresh Farm to School Farmer Recognition Program.
The program is an opportunity for farmers to showcase their Farm to School efforts and to gain additional resources to help feature their Jersey Fresh produce in local school meals.
“The farms that applied to the 2019 Jersey Fresh Farmer Recognition Program exemplify why our agricultural families and stories are important to keeping New Jersey in the forefront as the Garden State,” Secretary Fisher said.
In May, participating farms will receive an exclusive Jersey Fresh Farm to School kit, which includes Jersey Fresh Farm to School promotional materials. One farm selected out of the recognized group will be presented as the winner of the 2019 Farm to School Farmer Recognition Award during Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week, September 23-27, 2019.
The five other farms being recognized are: Cherry Valley Cooperative Farm in Montgomery Township, Somerset County; Coombs Barnyard in Elmer, Salem County; Honey and Sweets Farm Stand in Port Republic, Atlantic County; Robbinsville Hydroponic Farm in Robbinsville, Mercer County; and The Barn at Gravity Hill in Titusville, Mercer County.
Farm to School programs provide hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to help students understand what local agriculture is to New Jersey, how food grows and what it means to eat healthfully with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
To learn more, visit www.farmtoschool.nj.gov.