State Officials in South Jersey for National Farmers Market Week

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It's National Farmers Market Week in the Garden State.

To highlight all that New Jersey farmers have to offer, the state's secretary of agriculture and health commissioner both visited the Rottkamp's Farm stand in Bridgeton (Cumberland County) on Thursday, August 10th.

The event, which also featured officials from the United States Department of Agriculture, and Bridgeton Mayor Albert Kelly, was designed to bring attention to the fact that vouchers from the "Women, Infant, and Children" (WIC) program can be used to purchase Jersey Fresh produce at local farm stands and farmers markets.

The state also offers farmers market vouchers to senior citizens so that they have access to healthy fruits and vegetables.

"There's great value in using a tool that's available to them to be able to get fresh produce into their daily lives," said Douglas Fischer, New Jersey's secretary of agriculture. 

"Its a nutritional aspect of good healthy living and eating that certainly you can't do any better than buying fresh fruits, vegetables, honey and so many other products that we produce her in the garden state."

Senior farmers market nutrition vouchers are available through each county, while WIC farmers market vouchers are available where you receive your WIC benefits.

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