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Dept. of Ag. Kicks Off Jersey Fresh Here
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From left: Secretary Fisher, Fresh Wave and Consalo Family Farms Vice President Chelsea Consalo, Fresh Wave and Consalo Family Farms President Skip Consalo and Fresh Wave and Consalo Family Farms Vice President A.J.  Consalo.
From left: Secretary Fisher, Fresh Wave and Consalo Family Farms Vice President Chelsea Consalo, Fresh Wave and Consalo Family Farms President Skip Consalo and Fresh Wave and Consalo Family Farms Vice President A.J. Consalo.
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VINELAND — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and other state and local officials kicked off the Jersey Fresh season by visiting the Fresh Wave operation.

Fresh Wave grows and packages locally grown produce and other farm products now appearing in farmers markets and stores around the state.

Other crops with an early harvest that are available daily include kale, lettuce, radishes and spinach. Expected to be widely available in about a week are beets and strawberries.

Consalo Family Farms, which also includes A.J. Consalo and Chelsea Consalo, has been growing fruits and vegetables in New Jersey since 1927. The family’s largest crop is blueberries as it sold more than 8 million pounds last year. Consalo Family Farms also grows a wide range of vegetables, which along with asparagus, includes romaine, red and green leaf lettuce, herbs, and cooking greens (dandelion, swiss chard, kale, among other items), peppers, zucchini, eggplant, hard squash, and sweet potatoes.

Consalo Family Farms was also recognized by the State Department of Environmental Protection with an environmental stewardship award in 2016.

Consumers can find what Jersey Fresh produce is in season and where it is being sold by going to FindJerseyFresh.com

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