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   If You Go:                                  FACES IN THE NEWS

     Who: Vanilla Fudge and Beyond
   Purple                                                                 for farmers and young farmer education.  6. The grand prize winner was chosen by
     When: Friday, September 30,                                             The winning photo, seen here, features   a vote of the best photo at jerseyfreshis-
   at 8 p.m.                                                              a sunset in the background over a field
     Where: Levoy Theatre,                                                of green beans at Olbrich Farms, also in   “Congratulations to Kim as well as
   126-130 N. High Street, Millville                                      Salem County. The #JerseyFreshisBest   each of our weekly winners for bringing
     Tickets: $44 - $49                                                   grand prize is a $500 gift card that   more attention to the best produce any-
     Website:                                                  Kimberly has decided to donate to the   where,” Assistant Secretary of Agriculture
                                                                          Salem County Meals on Wheels to use at   Joe Atchison III said.
    The band has nothing new on the                                       Weaver’s Farm Market in Pittsgrove.    Weekly winners received a prize pack
  horizon for now. “But I’m not saying we                                    “Agriculture provides so many essen-  featuring a Jersey Fresh beach towel, a
  won’t in the future.”                                                   tial elements for society and anything I   New Jersey shaped bamboo cutting board,
    Still, it’s been quite a ride, Stein says.                            can do to highlight the essence of it is   hat, t-shirt, and more. Winners were
 “We’ve been on a rock ’n’ roller coaster                                 something that brings me great joy,” said   announced on the Jersey Fresh Facebook,
  ride. We broke up and came together                                     English, who lives on Copper Knoll Farm   Twitter, and Instagram pages each week.
  again. We had lots of different projects                                with her husband Chester and their two   More information about Jersey Fresh,
  in our careers. But we always get back                                  children. “I was extremely fortunate to   including which crops are in season and
  together. Once we hit the stage it’s like   JerseyFreshisBEST           capture the sunrise with the crops in the   where they are available, can be found at
  magic. We have the motivation and the                                   foreground. While we know the hard
  chops. It still feels good.”        Photo Contest Winner                work farmers do, there are many moments   Established in 1984 by the New Jersey
    Lest anyone forget: Vanilla Fudge left   Announced                    of beauty that take place in this honorable   Department of Agriculture, the Jersey
  its imprint and influence on a diverse                                  endeavor. I am honored to have received   Fresh logo was designed to inform con-
  set of bands, including Deep Purple, Yes,   The New Jersey Department of   the most votes out of what were many   sumers which fruits and vegetables were
  Styx, Led Zeppelin, and Uriah Heep.   Agriculture has announced the overall   wonderful photos.”             grown in the Garden State. The Jersey
  They’re in good company.            winner of the 2022 #JerseyFreshisBest   There were more than 1,000 photos   Fresh logo guarantees the produce was
    And as Stein says, “It’s better than   social media photo contest as Kimberly   submitted though Facebook, Twitter, and   grown in New Jersey. The state grows
  sitting on the couch watching sports and   English, a professional artist in Salem   Instagram in this year’s contest, which   more than 100 different varieties of fruits,
  movies.” n                          County who uses her artwork to advocate   started in June and lasted until September   vegetables, and herbs.

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