From farmers to farm stands it's no secret we have some of the best and most fresh crops here in the Garden State.

It makes sense because our state nickname would describe us as just that. But what crops are we most famous for?

Here's a hint, the one you're absolutely thinking of isn't even on this list that was compiled by Stacker.

Here's how they came up with these rankings.

"Stacker compiled a list of the most valuable crops grown in New Jersey using data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture state agriculture overview. Crops are ranked by total annual value of production."

So what are the top five most valuable crops in NJ? Below they'll be listed.

#5 Peaches

Photo by Katia Scarpignato on Unsplash
Photo by Katia Scarpignato on Unsplash

New Jersey has a rich history of peach farming and you can find peach farms in the southern part of New Jersey. I wrote about a great one not far from me here.

#4 Peppers

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This one might come as a shock to you. Did you know that New Jersey has the largest chile pepper farm in the world? I certainly didn't but they're located in Hunterdon County. wrote a story about it that you can read here.

#3 Soybeans

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This one sounds about right to me. There seem to be soybean fields everywhere around where I live. If you aren't sure what crop is growing in a field you see, chances are it's soybean.

#2 Corn


We're known for this famous summer staple. Corn on the cob feels like a part of everyone's lives this time of year.

#1 Blueberries

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South Jersey is home to the Blueberry. Specifically Hammonton. You can pick your own blueberries today, at this blueberry picking event!

This has to be the best farmers market in New Jersey

If you’re looking for a great farmers market, you have to visit the Summit Farmers Market. This year they have over 50 vendors, offering a large selection of great produce from various local farmers, lots of specialty foods and more. There is also plenty of free parking. My dog and I went for a visit last week and took pictures of what they have to offer.

Vendors Not Pictured:

  • Adventure Kitchen
  • Angel Planet Foods
  • Anita's Baked Wonders
  • Bull 'N Bear Brewery
  • Fit Fed Puppy
  • Foraged Feast
  • Hummus Boss
  • Jana's Jammy
  • Java's Compost
  • Kariba Farms
  • Louis Organics
  • Luxx Chocolat
  • Made with Clay
  • Mangalitsa
  • Our Woods Maple Syrup
  • Roaming Acres Farm
  • Spice Sisters
  • Stefan's Polish Foods
  • Sustainable Haus
  • Valley Shepherd Creamery
  • WoodsEdge Farm

The Summit Farmers Market will be open every Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will last until November 20th. The market is located at Park & Shop Lot #1 on the corner of DeForest Avenue and Woodland Avenue.

Below are photos of some of the local vendors joining the farmers market this season:

Allaire Community Farm in Wall Township, NJ

Allaire Community Farm introduces animals to families of special needs kids and veterans suffering from a variety of physical and mental disabilities.

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Kyle Clark. Any opinions expressed are his own.

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