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A program of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders

NJDA donates 2,000 cloth face masks to County’s Board of Agriculture

FREEHOLD, NJ – On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of Agriculture (MCBOA), Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Lillian G. Burry received the donation of 2,000 cloth face masks, courtesy of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) and Secretary Douglas H. Fisher, for the County’s agricultural community.

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‘Grown in Monmouth’ Comes to Restaurants July 28 – Aug. 4

It’s written right there on our license plates, but did you ever stop to wonder how New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the U.S., got its nickname ‘The Garden State’? Abraham Browning of Camden, who served as attorney general in 1876, is credited with saying, “Our Garden State is an immense barrel, filled with good things to eat and open at both ends, with Pennsylvanians grabbing from one end and New Yorkers from the other.”

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“Farm To Glass” Featured At New Colts Neck Distillery

COLTS NECK – Back in his native Ohio, Geoff Karch’s grandfather had an exclamation for surprising or noteworthy events: “Holy Muckleyeye!” he would shout over a great golf shot or joyful news. So when Karch, owner of the recently opened Colts Neck Stillhouse at 304 Route 34 in the township needed a name for his brand of small batch spirits, the made-up word was the natural choice. FYI, it’s pronounced “Muck-lee-eye.”

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A Hazelnut Harvest in Monmouth? Farmers Want to Crack That Nut

For a small state, New Jersey has a big reputation when it comes to – shall we say – unusual food. It’s known for pork roll, a cold Sloppy Joe deli sandwich, disco fries, Trenton tomato pies, the Fat Darrell (French fries, mozzarella sticks and chicken tenders) and numerous kinds of hot dogs with attitude.

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DeFelice enjoys booming strawberry sales business at Cedar Hill Farm

MIDDLETOWN — Gary DeFelice, recently retired from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, has carefully focused his farming operations over the years so he can concentrate on Christmas trees and strawberries. The first Saturday in June, one car after another pulled up to his well-situated farm stand on Red Hill Road, minutes from the busy Garden State Parkway.

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With GeoHub, Residents Can Virtually Tour Monmouth County

Residents can now access a trove of open data at the new Monmouth County, NJ GeoHub website, a two-year project created by the Monmouth County Division of Planning in cooperation with the freeholder board.

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Fir Farm Hops Fest Taps Into Brewing Community

COLTS NECK –Bob Clark can still recall his pride when he first ventured to a local brewery and was treated to an ale brewed from a batch of hops plucked fresh from his farm in Colts Neck. "It’s the best feeling and it rushes through you," said Clark, who owns and tends The Fir Farm at 166 Hillsdale Road with his brother Mickey.

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New Group Forming to help New Farmers Find Farm Land

Monmouth Conservation Foundation helping Farmers and Landowners Make Connections

Are you a farmer looking for more land? Are you a landowner looking to lease farmland? Are you thinking of selling farmland? Our friends at Monmouth Conservation Foundation have set up a Facebook group for you. We hope you will join!

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Grown In Monmouth Banners Flying Throughout The County

Have you seen the banners?

Beyond Organic Growers in Howell has incredible lettuces, greens and other produce and are proudly displaying the Grown in Monmouth banner!

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Community Garden Tour Held Saturday July 14, 2018

Master Gardeners Available to Answer Questions

Saturday, July 14 from 10- 4 make time to check out the incredible Community Garden Tour and meet your Master Gardeners. The Master Gardeners will be on hand to give you great hints on how you can improve your gardening skills and give back by raising fresh produce for our many food pantries

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New Farmers Market Starts At BellWorks in Holmdel

Grown in Monmouth Member Farms Selling Wine, Mushrooms and Jams

We ran into some of our Grown in Monmouth friends at the Bell Works Fresh Farmers Market! Shop & say hello every Wednesday from May 30-Sept. 5, 2-6 p.m.

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Pick Your Own Raspberries in Manalapan!

Happy Day Farm Opens for Raspberry season

This weekend marks the beginning of raspberry season in Monmouth County! Member Farm, Happy Day Farm in Manalapan opens for Pick Your Own Raspberries on Saturday, June 16. There are still some strawberries out there to enjoy, and coming up quickly, we have blueberry season!

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“Grown in Monmouth” Marketing Logo Available for use by Monmouth County’s Agricultural Community and Businesses

Monmouth County Freeholders to Hold Update Meeting on October 5

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Lillian G. Burry have announced the availability of the Grown in Monmouth marketing logo for use by Monmouth County’s Agricultural Community and related businesses to help them market and brand their products.

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First Annual Grown In Monmouth Culinary Competition

What happens when three of Monmouth County’s most talented chefs partner up with two culinary students in a competition reminiscent of Food Network’s Chopped? Turns out that’s a recipe for an epic night of farm-to-table food competition, Monmouth County style.

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Grown in Monmouth' plants grab ShopRite customers

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP - The only thing more eye-catching than the bold "Grown in Monmouth" labels on the potted plants is the vibrant colors of Lou Davino's impatiens

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