MULLICA HILL, N.J. – The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders toured several local farms to promote the agriculture industry on June 12th.
In a press release from the county, freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger spoke about the importance of agriculture in the local economy.
“The agriculture industry contributes $100 million to our economy. There is nothing more synonymous with Gloucester County than agriculture and we are proud of our farming heritage. As the saying goes, no farmers no food, and we are fortunate for the hard work and dedication of our farms and farmers,” Damminger said.
Freeholder Deputy Director Frank DiMarco and Freeholder Jim Jefferson toured Hill Creek Farms with owner Fred Sorbello and NJ Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher while promoting Jersey Fresh and the #findjerseyfresh award winner Amber Egorov from The In Season Kitchen.
Freeholder Heather Simmons visited the state’s largest dairy farm, Wellacrest Farms in Mullica Hill to mark the start of National Dairy Month with Sienna and Marianne Eachus of the family owned farm.
According to the most recent Census of Agriculture (2017), Gloucester County had 580 farms totaling nearly 50,000 acres with a market value of products sold of over $102 million.