Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

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

The Morris County Freeholders have added a link to the county Web site that connects to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Community Farmers Markets page that enables an individual to search for farmers markets by county.

A quick look shows 10 farmers markets in Morris County, the location for each, the days of the week they are open and their hours of operation.

Also on the county site is a link to the state’s Jersey Fresh page, where quick and easy searches for roadside markets, pick-your-own farms and recipes using Jersey Fresh produce may be conducted.

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

The Jersey Fresh link shows listings for 32 roadside markets in Morris County, where the fresh fruits and vegetables being sold range from asparagus, tomatoes and corn to pumpkins, apples and gooseberries. The link also lists 17 Morris farms that allow customers to pick-their-own produce.

The links for both Farmers Markets and Jersey Fresh may be found on the Morris County government Web site, www.co.morris.nj.us under links.