New Jerseyans have more options than they might ever have imagined when it comes to securing beef, pork and chicken without a trip to the grocery store.

As the pandemic wears on, the importance of local and fresh sources of food has gained renewed attention with national headlines speculating about whether supply chains can withstand unprecedented stress.

Local farms across the Garden State continue to offer a variety of protein for sale, often pasture raised, grass-fed or both.

Some locations specialize in bulk quantities. Here's a list of some of New Jersey's local meat sources:

 

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