Hooray! It’s the height of the summer and New Jersey’s harvest season is in full swing. It’s time to savor the incredible flavors the Garden State farmers have to offer. Tomatoes, sweet corn, and peaches top the list of summertime favorites and they are now all being harvested and sold across New Jersey!… Ever wonder why farmers’ tomatoes are ready before the ones growing in your garden? It’s because many farmers plant their first tomatoes in high-tunnel hoop houses to ensure a longer season, beginning around the 4th of July. When asked about other season-extending growing methods, Michelle Casella of Rutgers Cooperative Extension said, "South Jersey farmers also use low tunnels covered with row fabric to have field grown tomatoes ready sooner and using black plastic mulch to warm soils."
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