South Jersey plays catch-up to state’s agritourism industry14 Sep 2014, Posted by Local Farms and Food, Marketing and Promotion in
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher recently marked the start of the state’s fall agritourism season while visiting a sunflower maze in Sussex County.
The weeks after Labor Day are a “wonderful time to visit Garden State farms,” he said during the event.
But not so much in South Jersey.
Officials with the New Jersey Farm Bureau say that while agritourism — a mix of everything from pick-your-own farms to cider-pressing events to old-fashioned hayrides — is booming in the northern and central parts of the state, it is lagging in South Jersey.