Friday, June 27th, 2008

If you are looking for farm-fresh produce, you need look no further than the Morris County government Web site.

The Morris County Freeholders have a link on the county Web site that connects to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Jersey Fresh page.

Anyone visiting the county’s Web site at www.co.morris.nj.us and clicking on the “Farmers Markets” link on the Web site’s links page will be able to search for and quickly locate community farmers markets, roadside markets and pick-your-own farms in Morris County and across the state.

The freeholders said they wanted to promote the county’s farms, many of which are family owned and operated by farmers, who the freeholders said are deeply committed to carrying on their family’s proud agricultural heritage.

A quick look at the “Farmers Markets” link shows listings for community farmers markets in Morris Plains, Morristown, Boonton, Chatham Borough, East Hanover, Madison and Netcong.

The information also includes the exact location of each community farmers market, the days of the week the markets are open, their hours of operation and the items sold at each.