Organic Farming Editorial

A follow up editorial to the Secretary of Agriculture’s visit.  The full text can be found through this link.

Editorial: N.J. organic farming is showing encouraging signs of growth

As New Jersey strawberries, arugula and summer squash come into season, we’re reminded once again of the good fortune of living in a state where produce picked in the morning can be on the dinner table in the evening.

One young farmer who helps make that possible is Jessica Niederer who for five years has worked Chickadee Creek Farm, an organic operation in Hopewell Township.

Last week, state Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher visited Chickadee Creek to get a first-hand look at what Niederer has accomplished on the land that’s been in her family for generations. It was part of an effort to highlight New Jersey’s organic farming industry, The Times’ Brendan McGrath reported, as well as the state’s Community Supported Agriculture program.

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