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VEGETABLE GROWERS OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED TO MAUGERI FARMS
Woolwich Township is pleased and proud to announce that residents Samuel and Joseph Maugeri, of Maugeri Farms, have received the 2010 “Vegetable Growers of the Year” award from the New Jersey Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey. This distinction honors the Maugeri Brothers for their innovative growing and marketing techniques, their devotion to promoting agriculture and for their service to the New Jersey agricultural industry.
Woolwich Township congratulates them!
Maugeri Farms award recipient of the Patrick J. Mullen Jersey Fresh Quality Grading Award
Photo, left to right: Joseph Montresor, Larry Hardwick, both of the NJ Dept. of Agriculture; Judy Mullen, Patrick Mullen's wife; Joanne Maugeri, Sam Maugeri, Joseph Maugeri, Karen Maugeri; Ralph Maresco of the NJ Dept. of Agriculture, and Al Murray, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture.
The Patrick J. Mullen Jersey Fresh Quality Grading Award was presented to Maugeri Farms of Woolwich Township on Tuesday, February 8 at the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention in Cherry Hill. Mullen was the Director of the NJ Department of Agriculture's Division of Marketing and Development and developed the Jersey Fresh Quality Grading Program, which inspects produce to ensure it's of the highest quality. Each year, Jersey Fresh Quality Grading Program inspectors recognize a farm that works hard to supply top quality produce. Maugeri Farms is run by brothers Sam and Joe Maugeri Jr., who cultivate more than 600 acres in and around the Oldmans Creek area. They sell their produce to wholesale distributors and markets and supply many of the roadside markets all over New Jersey and in Pennsylvania. In 2007, the Maugeris opened their farm to the public for the first time in the farm's 80-year history for hay rides, pumpkin picking and fall activities. They also have a produce stand, selling their fresh fruits and vegetables directly to the consumer.
Woolwich Township Congratulates the Maugeri Family for this latest award!