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June 26, 2014 | Number of The Day
Number of organic farms in New Jersey

New Jersey has 72 farms that grow only organic crops, which they sell for about $3 million a year.

That’s not a large number of organic farms compared with other states — even states with a fewer overall number of farms. New Jersey has more than 9,000 farms and Connecticut has fewer than 6,000. But the Nutmeg State has 104 organic farms — although the value of its crops is only $1.8 million. Nationally, there are 14,326 organic farms with sales of more than $3 billion.

The largest number of the state’s organic farms can be found in Atlantic County, with 11; Hunterdon and Morris each have eight. Of the 72 organic farms, 49 said farming was their primary occupation.