September 13, 2023

NJ Dept. of Agriculture Kicks Off Photo Contest

LOVE THOSE APPLES: The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has launched a #JerseyFreshApples social media photo contest, with entries accepted through October 31.

New Jersey Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Joe Atchison III has announced the launch of the #JerseyFreshApples social media photo contest. Jersey Fresh fans can now share photos of Jersey Fresh apples and mention the orchard where they were picked with the hashtag #JerseyFreshApples.

Using the #JerseyFreshApples hashtag on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and Instagram will automatically enter one a chance to win the grand prize of a $250 gift card to their favorite Jersey Fresh market.

There is also a weekly contest that will start each Wednesday where
contestants will have until the following Tuesday to post their #JerseyFreshApples photos. The weekly winner will be announced on the Jersey Fresh Facebook, X, and Instagram pages and will receive a $50 gift card to the Jersey Fresh market of their choice.

The #JerseyFreshApples photo contest will last through October 31. At the end of the contest, a voting gallery will be created from the eight weekly winner photos with voting open to the public from November 3-17.

“The fall season is a great time for families to go out and visit many of our farms that feature pick your own apples and other activities,” Atchison said. “This is a great way to highlight our many outstanding orchards and a chance for Jersey Fresh fans to use their creative skills for their own benefit.”

To read the full contest rules go to

More information about Jersey Fresh, including which crops are in-season and where they are available, can be found at