New Jersey farmers grow specialized crops

January 28, 2012 by  

Economists have noticed a new trend amongst New Jersey farmers. They are now growing specialized crops in an effort to attract direct customers. It is believed that this is a result of high land prices and ubiquitous development.

Many people believe that agritourism is the future of New Jersey farming. The industry already generates $57 million dollars a year in the state. While some farms only sell produce, others have gone one step further. Some examples of services for sale at farms and lifestyle blocks include hay rides, corn mazes, petting zoos, cooking classes and pick your own produce days. A lot of these establishments also have cafes and restaurants for visitors to enjoy.

These activities have proved to be very popular with tourists and locals alike. In fact many people from suburbs such as Hainesport and Cherry Hill are prepared to drive out to nearby farms for these activities.

Unfortunately a lot of farm managers do not have marketing and advertising campaigns in place. People running these types of businesses need to be aware that these services are in high demand. Tourists and locals will always be looking for nice places to spend their weekends in. The more people that know about these services, the business the farm will receive. One of the easiest ways of promoting a business is using printing services to print out brochures. These brochures can be placed on noticeboards and in stores. They will also be useful in the office of a travel agent or city information center.