by Jane Primerano
Benjamin Franklin called New Jersey a barrel tapped at both ends: New York City and Philadelphia.
For better or worse, this is still true. Many New Jersey farmers take advantage of this by growing specialty crops for the cities’ restaurants. In addition to the lucrative tourist market, the ethnic diversity of the state is creating new markets right here.
Over the past 16 years, Dr. James E. Simon (Dr. Jim) has worked to bring in and improve new crops to suit these markets. [Read more…]