Most New Jersey farmers already know of the necessity to employ personal protective equipment (PPE) for the 2020 growing season. Facial coverings/masks, gloves, hand sanitizers are being used along with social distancing standards to meet New Jersey’s emergency management expectations during the coronavirus pandemic. These requirements are likely to endure for the entire summer through Labor Day, so sourcing PPE on a regular basis should not be underestimated. As a farmer, do you have a reliable source to go to?
One suggestion for those searching for PPE use on the farm is to contact a local janitorial supply vendor. Those are usually established businesses within reasonable proximity for pick-up or delivery to establish a direct relationship. Many of them have ramped up their purchasing activity to meet COVID-related customer demand.
Secondarily, there are companies at large serving the state and adjoining region who can be a source of PPE. An example: General Chemical & Supply of Moorestown, NJ 858 No. Lenola Rd.; 856-778-5550; (www.generalchemicalsupply.com) is ready to do business
with NJFB members. See price list below: