Questions and answers

What constitutes a farm in New Jersey?

What constitutes a farm in New Jersey?

To be eligible for Farmland Assessment, land actively devoted to an agricultural or horticultural use must have not less than 5 acres devoted to the production of crops; livestock or their products; and/or forest products under a woodland management plan.

Did New Jersey have good farming?

In fact, New Jersey is the most productive farmland in the United States based on highest dollar value per acre. Many of the state’s farmers grow a wide array of items, helping agriculture make a strong impact on New Jersey’s economy.

How do I get organic certification?

Organic 101: Five Steps to Organic Certification

  1. STEP 1: Develop an organic system plan.
  2. STEP 2: Implement the organic system plan.
  3. STEP 3: Receive inspection.
  4. STEP 4: Have a certifying agent review the inspection report.
  5. STEP 5: Receive a decision from the certifier.

How much are Alstede farms tickets?

There is no admission fee to visit the animals. If you want to feed the animals, there are several feeding stations available that accept quarters and we also have animal feed bags available for purchase at $2 each from our farm store and outdoor shopping pavilion.

How do I get a farm in NJ?

Under the program:

  1. An applicant for a farmland assessment must own the land and file an application with the municipal tax assessor.
  2. Land must be devoted to agricultural and/or horticultural uses for at least two years prior to the tax year the applicant is applying for an assessment.

What crop is NJ famous for?

The state’s most valuable fruit crops are blueberries and cranberries. New Jersey is a leading producer. Apples, peaches and strawberries are also important New Jersey crops. Leading field crops are soybeans, corn and wheat.

What is NJ biggest crop?

The most valuable crop in New Jersey was blueberries, the official state fruit. The 66.7 million pounds grown in the state sold for $79,463,000. New Jersey ranks sixth nationally in blueberry production.