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The Jersey Fresh Quality Grading Program operates in cooperation with the Jersey Fresh marketing program.  This voluntary program, established in 1985, enhances regional and national marketability of more than 80 New Jersey commodities and assures consumers and wholesale buyers that the products meet or exceed US No. 1 standards.

  • Benefits

    The program helps New Jersey growers stand out in an increasingly competitive regional and national marketplace.

      = Highest Quality

    After registering with the Quality Grading Program, growers are licensed to use the Jersey Fresh logo on their packages.  The logo indicates that the contents have been inspected and meet the highest quality standards.  This inspection also adds a quality assurance note to the overall Jersey Fresh marketing program that is welcomed by wholesale produce buyers and consumers who want high quality products that are uniformly sized and consistently packed. 

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  • Jersey Fresh Brings Results

    Market surveys show that participating farmers regularly receive better prices for quality-graded products.  Moreover, trade market research studies regularly show that retailers have profited by the program because consumers have been pleased with the high-quality produce and are willing to pay more for it.  By offering Jersey Fresh quality graded produce, retailers can be assured of providing their customers with the high-quality produce they desire.  In-store promotional efforts often emphasize Jersey Fresh produce, pointing consumers to the locally grown produce they enjoy.

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  • Made With Jersey Fresh Program

    The Made with "Jersey Fresh" logo is available to companies who make food items using New Jersey's agricultural products.  The logo alerts consumers that the products are made using local ingredients.  New Jersey's produce season runs from May to November.  Incorporating Jersey Fresh products into processed foods extends the season to year-round.  It also expands distribution well beyond the region.
    Photo of a Made with Jersey label
    For a food processor to utilize the Made with "Jersey Fresh" logo, they must first become licensed to use the Jersey Fresh logo.  Then, they must use products that are inspected through the Jersey Fresh Quality Grading Program.  Those products must adhere to specific criteria for grading and quality.

    Click here for the Made with Jersey Fresh regulations.

    Click here for the Jersey Fresh Quality Grading Application.

    Click here to see the list of Made with Jersey Fresh licensees. 

    To become licensed in the Made with Jersey Fresh program, contact:
    Anne Marie Ference, 609-777-0098.

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  • Jersey Fresh Buyers' Guide

    A buyers' guide listing licensed Jersey Fresh Quality Grading Program participants is available online at The guide contains only those that are licensed Jersey Fresh operations.

    To include your business in the buyers’ guide, call (609) 292-8853.

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  • Contact

    Chris Kleinguenther
    New Jersey Department of Agriculture,
    Division of Marketing and Development 
    (856) 453-3870
    FAX (856) 453-3880

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