Middlesex County develops interactive map for discovering local growers 

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A new online guide to Middlesex County’s growers and agricultural product producers, “Grown in Middlesex County,” will help residents find that perfect farmers’ market, Halloween pumpkin, fresh apples for apple pie, or fall flower and vegetable transplants, right from the 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.

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“Locally grown produce isn’t just a trend, it’s environmentally friendly and a major part of our local economy,” Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said in a statement provided by the Middlesex County Office of Communication. “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.”

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,” William T. Hlubik, Middlesex County agricultural agent and professor for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, said in the statement. ”Our growers have taken the lead in producing some of the very best farm products and offering exciting agri-tourism opportunities for the entire family.”

The Grown in Middlesex County interactive map can be found at https://middlesexcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=e71bbfc1fe3b4171be81e6fff2fe937b.

For more information on programs offered by the Middlesex County Office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, call 732-398-5260.

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