September 26, Bordentown and Bridgewater

US (NJ): Ultra-Niche Crops: Farming Basil

Rutgers Cooperative Extension is continuing its Ultra-Niche Crop Series with the upcoming workshop “Farming Basil”, held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., simultaneously in Cape May Court House, Bordentown and Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The workshop will feature a 20-minute “Virtual Field Trip” video on the production and marketing of basil, as well as a speakers’ panel that includes basil farmer, Taylor James of Flipside Farms, a community-supported agriculture operation in Somerset County and basil buyer, Mikey Azzara, Founder of Zone 7, a New Jersey-based farm fresh distribution service that connects farmers with restaurants, grocers, schools, and more throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

There is a diverse market for basil. Fresh market basil can be sold at roadside markets, community supported agriculture operations (CSAs), farmer’s markets, grocery stores, or restaurants.

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