Jersey Blueberries: You’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone

I recently posted a recipe featuring Jersey Blueberries, and a follower commented saying that she moved from New Jersey years ago, and misses the produce most of all. That comment resonated with me — are we really that lucky to live in The Garden State? Yes, yes we are.

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NJspots Takeover: Willow Creek Winery — A Highlight of the Jersey Shore

We had a chance to head down to Cape May for a wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery, and it did not disappoint! If you’re looking for a fun afternoon at a South Jersey winery, open year-round, start with the tasting menu (our writer Nichole highly recommends the Wilde Cock Apple Wine!).

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New Jersey Peaches – Right In Our Backyard!

As mid-summer blazes on, slightly fuzzy, speckle-skinned, super juicy, and undeniably sweet peaches are exploding at farm markets throughout the Garden State. There’s nothing like biting into a Jersey peach, from that first break through the skin to the stream of juice that runs down your chin with each bite.

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Jersey Fresh: The Iconic Jersey Tomato

When people start talking about the summer season, it’s inevitable that the iconic Jersey Tomato will come up in the conversation. What makes the Jersey tomato special? Why is it different or better than any other tomato? That question is what sparked my latest produce adventure: find a farmer and reveal exactly what makes it the Garden State’s most famed fruit (yes, it’s technically a fruit, but we all know it’s really a vegetable).

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How (and Where) to Pick the Perfect Jersey Apple

Fall is for apple picking. Young and old, couples and kids alike, everyone loves the quintessential stroll through an orchard, searching for the most perfect speckled fruit. There’s nothing better than the smell of cool autumn air graced with sweet apple aromas swirl as you zigzag from tree to tree. Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, and Granny Smith are all varieties grown in New Jersey. Read on to find an apple-picking spot near you!

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Visiting Sandy Hook & Fort Hancock

The Hook is also home to the (guess the name?) Sandy Hook lighthouse (right? who would have thought?). There you can sign up for a tour and walk your way to the top of the of it; tours are offered for free every hour from 1:00-4:00 pm, and they DO fill up.

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25 Holiday Recipes Using Jersey Fresh Produce

Besides giving us something beautiful to look at, The Garden State also boasts a bounty of Autumn produce, such as sweet potatoes, pumpkins, acorn and butternut squash, beets, leeks, kale, carrots, cabbage, apples, cranberries, and Brussels sprouts, to name a few! This recipe guide will help you support local farmers and serve the most amazing spread this holiday season.

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2019 Summer Fairs and Festivals, NJspots Style

What's more a celebration of summer than a night out under the lights, sounds, and smells of a good old fashioned carnival, complete with popcorn, cotton candy, and rides that make you dizzy?

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