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June 30, 2015 | Number of The Day

Strawberry season is already over in New Jersey but the state blueberry harvest is just beginning. Last year, New Jersey farmers sold $79.5 million worth of blueberries – a 40 percent gain over 2013. Farmers are predicting an even bigger crop this year due to beneficial rainfall, according to the NJ Farm Bureau.

New Jersey is known as a leading producer of the Highbush blueberry, considered a superior commercial blueberry.

Strawberry season is already over in New Jersey but the state blueberry harvest is just beginning. Last year, New Jersey farmers sold $79.5 million worth of blueberries – a 40 percent gain over 2013. Farmers are predicting an even bigger crop this year due to beneficial rainfall, according to the NJ Farm Bureau.

New Jersey is known as a leading producer of the Highbush blueberry, considered a superior commercial blueberry.

To find a list of pick-your-own blueberry farms, go to the Visit NJ Farms website.