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Need Plants? Buy Jersey Grown [AUDIO]

The warm weather is beginning to arrive, which means many New Jersey residents will be spending time in their gardens. State Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher is urging everyone to buy Jersey Grown products from local nurseries and garden centers, especially along the Jersey Shore, to help rebuilding efforts following Sandy.

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“Buying locally is a great way to help rebuild the economy after the devastating effects from the storm,” said Fisher. “If you buy from your local businesses, the plants and products you purchase will grow better in your garden because it’s been grown for our climate and our zone.”

Nurseries and garden centers are part of an almost half billion dollar horticultural industry in the Garden State.

The Jersey Grown branding program was created and over the years has expanded. So, it now includes trees, shrubs, flowers, annuals, perennials, Christmas trees, firewood, wood and black oil sunflower seed for birdseed.


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