Even though NJ’s growing season only runs from about May to November, by purchasing these products you can enjoy Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables and support local farmers all year round. These companies convert New Jersey’s highest quality agricultural ingredients into processed food items such as cider, chocolate, ketchup, salsa and tomato sauce. It worked?
Avallone Tomatoes Co.
Product: Crushed Jersey Tomatoes with Basil
Avallone Tomatoes was formed in early 2010 after its founders, Theresa and Stephen Belfiore, discovered that the demand for canned Jersey Tomatoes products was becoming increasingly popular. Starting from their home office in Cherry Hill, NJ, the mother and son team first supplied their products to local stores, produce stands, and local charity organizations. With all of the hard work from local farmers and the approval of the Department of Agriculture, they are proud to have the Jersey Fresh logo displayed on their cans.
Products: Jersey Blues Wine, Cranberry Wine, Apple Wine, Dandelion Wine
The wines at Bellview Winery are a representation of the agricultural diversity of New Jersey’s Outer Coastal Plain. Our sandy soils are a perfect home for grapes like Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Blaüfrankisch, and Cayuga as well as traditional grapes like Chardonnay or Merlot. The Jersey Fresh offerings at Bellview also include wine made from local blueberries, cranberries, apples, and dandelions.
Products: Nonna’s Calabrian Tomato Sauce, Nonna’s Leafy Greens Tomato Sauce, Nonna’s Amatriciana Tomato Sauce
Unique tomato sauces inspired by Nonna’s native Calabria, the oldest and spiciest Italian region. Handcrafted using 100% New Jersey vine-ripened tomatoes (not watered-down tomato paste), 100% extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs and the best farm-fresh ingredients sourced and grown responsibly in the U.S.A.
Cape May Brewing Co
Products: Honey Porter, Misty Dawn Saison and Three Plows IPA
English Porter, ABV: 5.4%
The Honey Porter is an English Porter, ABV 5.4%: Here’s a taste of South Jersey, better known for farms than fist pumping. Roasted and dark crystal malts shine through in a smooth and light-bodied porter that is balanced by a hint of sweetness thanks to the local Jersey Fresh honey. Welcome to the Garden State, bro. Apology is the bee’s knees! Misty Dawn Saison and Three Plows IPA are both made with Rabbit Hill Malt.
Product: Pizza Sauce
The Don Pepino brand was created by the Sclafani family in 1950. Today, Don Pepino pizza and pasta sauces are recognized as some of the finest in the industry. The secret is the quality of the fresh New Jersey tomatoes used to make every recipe. Don Pepino products carrying the Jersey Fresh logo are made from fresh Jersey tomatoes, grown near the Don Pepino packing facility in southern New Jersey.
Products: Marinara Sauce, Tomato Basil Sauce, Garden Vegetable Sauce and Vodka Tomato Sauce
Ethnic Cottage Pasta Sauces are made locally using 100% real Jersey Fresh Vine-Ripened Tomatoes. They are all-natural, lower sodium, no added sugar, low fat, gluten free with no preservatives and no tomato paste.
Product: Crushed Tomatoes
Every summer, about a dozen family farmers bring their tomato crop to B&G Foods, who then processes and packages these Jersey Fresh tomatoes at the peak of the season for the best in delicious local tomatoes throughout the year. Fattoria Fresca is the brand for the farmers that grow the tomatoes, and a portion of the revenue goes back to the farmers, so in addition to buying the freshest tomatoes available, you’re supporting the farmers that grew the tomatoes for all of us to enjoy. These crushed tomatoes are another item that you will always want in a pinch for a large variety of recipes and meals including pastas, stews, and soups! Fattoria Fresca Crushed Tomatoes are made with Fresh Jersey tomatoes and unlike many brands contain no citric acid, no water, no sugar, no puree or paste. Just tomatoes, a pinch of salt, and some even get a pinch of basil added for extra flavor. Fattoria Fresca Crushed Tomatoes are available both with and without Basil and both are perfect for making sauces for pizza, pasta or a simple fresh marinara sauce. Jersey Fresh, As Fresh as Fresh Gets!
Product: Jersey Ketchup (Original), Jersey Ketchup (Roasted), Jersey Pure Strained Tomatoes, Arrabiata Sauce, Marinara Sauce, Crushed Tomatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Pickle Relish
As a farmer-focused business, quality and goodness come first. That means using fresh ingredients from farms that share our commitment to honest growing practices, and making sure that every product tastes as good as the hard work and vine-ripened, New Jersey tomatoes behind it.
Flounder Brewing Co
Products: Devil’s Nectah, Hop Harvest Ale, Hill Street Honey American Ale, Jersey Fresh Blueberry Honey Blonde
Devil’s Nectah is a Cranberry-Honey Helles Lager brewed in collaboration with Samuel Adams. The Hope Harvest Ale uses hops grown in Nj at Sky High Hops in Flemington. The Hill Street Honey’s bitterness is complimented by a whole bunch of New Jersey harvested honey that we add in during key parts of the brewing process. The Jersey Fresh Blueberry Honey Blonde is an experimental variety of our Hill Street Honey ale where we used blueberry honey and blueberries instead of orange blossom.
The Jersey Tomato Co
Products: Marinara Sauce, Tomato Basil Sauce, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Medium Salssa, Hot Salsa, Pizza Sauce
All the tomatoes in The Jersey Tomato Co. products are from Swedesboro and Vineland, New Jersey. Nurtured, grown and harvested in the heart of the Garden State, these tomatoes are bursting with flavor. This outstanding quality makes sauces and salsas from The Jersey Tomato Co. a premium taste experience.
Every product from The Jersey Tomato Co. is proudly stamped with the Jersey Fresh logo. This indicates certification from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture that every tomato was grown and harvesting in New Jersey. Also, products have been inspected and meet the highest quality standards.
The Jersey Tomato Co. has become the leading Jersey tomato brand, with product availability across the United States.
Products: Traditional Mia Cucina Marinara Sauce, Mia Cucina Marinara with Merlot, Mia Cucina Marinara Fra Diavolo
Traditional Mia Cucina Marinara Sauce – tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, olive oil. Then, we have our Mia Cucina Marinara with Merlot – same traditional recipe with the addition of a New Jersey Merlot wine and our Mia Cucina Marinara Fra Diavolo – a bit different on the recipe, it is sweet with a bit of heat. We call it “nicely spicely.”
Products: Frozen, Breaded Eggplant & Zucchini Cutlets
Under the direction of Kevin Flaim, the firm started its own line of frozen and breaded eggplant cutlets and fries, utilizing its own Jersey Fresh “Panther Brand” eggplants. The line, which has a shelf life of 18-24 months, was well received. Therefore, there has been an addition of frozen and breaded zucchini fries and coins. These products are available year-round in retail and institutional packs throughout New Jersey and other Northeastern states.
Product: Crushed Tomatoes
The Sclafani family began in the food industry in the late 1800’s when Marie Sclafani and her husband came to the Unites States from Italy with their four sons. The family started with a small grocery store in New York. Marie’s sons began importing Italian products under the Sclafani name in 1900. Today the Sclafani brand is recognized as one of the finest brands of canned tomatoes and sauces in the industry. The secret behind the success of Sclafani is the quality of the products themselves. Jersey tomatoes are considered to be the best tomatoes in the United States. Sclafani products carrying the Jersey Fresh logo are made from fresh Jersey tomatoes, grown near the Sclafani packing facility in southern New Jersey.