October 28, 2013 | Number of The Day
New Jersey is third in the nation for production of bell peppers

Cranberries, peaches, blueberries — yes, New Jersey is known to be a big producer of those crops. But bell peppers? It turns out that the Garden State is third nationally when it comes to the production of those green, red, and yellow peppers, after California and Florida, two states with massive agricultural fields.

In 2010, New Jersey harvested 3,300 acres of bell peppers for a total of $33,800.