September 5, 2014 | Number of The Day
The Garden State ranks ninth in agritourism

Our tomatoes and corn crops have yet to be exhausted, but it’s already time for fall farm festivals. About 347 farms offer agritourism, generating $18.4 million in revenue in 2012, ranking New Jersey ninth in the country.

With an early Labor Day, fall farm events are already beginning this week. Nine New Jersey counties are in the top 10th percentile in the country in terms of agritourism dollars, and Sussex County is 85th in the nation. There are many different types of events at New Jersey’s festivals, ranging from wine tastings; pumpkin, apple, and peach picking; hayrides; corn mazes; visits to cranberry bogs; petting zoos; and music. A list of fall events is available online.