NJ AG’S PHOTO CONTEST KICKS OFF

NJ AG’S PHOTO CONTEST KICKS OFF

July 4, 2019 0 By newtownpress

SOUTH HARRISON TWP. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher kicked off the 2019 #FindJerseyFresh Challenge at Hill Creek Farms in Mullica Hill.

The photo (from left), taken at Hill Creek Farms is of Gloucester County Freeholder Frank DiMarco, Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher, 2018 FindJerseyFresh winner Amber Egorov, Gloucester County Freeholder Jim Jefferson, South Harrison Mayor Joe Marino, Hill Creek Farms President Fred Sorbello and NJDA Marketing And Development Division Director Tom Beaver.

The 2019 #FindJerseyFresh photo contest is in its fifth year and will last through Sept. 4. People are encouraged to post photos of favorite fruits and vegetables found at markets and pick-your-own farms using the #FindJerseyFresh hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The grand prize will be a $500 gift card to where the winner likes finding Jersey Fresh produce the most. There will also be weekly winners who will receive a New Jersey-shaped bamboo cutting board.

This year’s contest will feature a weekly winner from photographs posted on social media using the #FindJerseyFresh hashtag.

Hill Creek Farms is 63 acres and has more than 14,000 apple, Asian pear, plums, nectarine and cherry trees. Hill Creek also grows more than 35 vegetables for its farm fresh market which features a “Farm to Table” eating experience on Friday and Saturday nights.

During the day, its loft eatery has both a fixed menu and a living menu that changes with the vegetables picked at peak color and flavors. The market also has an on-site bakery, café bar and a cider mill.