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There’s Something Special About These 17 New Jersey Farms From The Past

New Jersey has a rich farming history; we’re called the Garden State, after all. We still have over 700,000 acres of farmland in New Jersey, and are a national top producer of blueberries, cranberries, spinach, bell pepper, peaches and more. In our agricultural heyday, most of the state was farmland. Each farm was unique and helped to provide food for New Jersey and the surrounding states. For a glimpse of farm life over 70 years ago, read on.

These rare photos are available through the Yale photogrammar project which helped to sort thousands of images taken by the Farm Security Administration between 1935-1945. Which of the pictures most intrigues you? Do you have a favorite New Jersey Farm?

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.