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Where's the local bounty?

yen157 | Feb 22, 201512:50 PM

I was just reading a post on a blog about NW Washington food and a commenter mentioned how great salmon season is when it's $5/lb for fresh salmon and that reminded me of my frustration finding dollars and cents value in our local agriculture. I'm a lifelong Jersey resident now living out in Hunterdon County, and there's plenty of great, local, seasonal food, but it is always at a premium. There "value" as far as quality goes, but I'm looking for real monetary value. Out by my there are apples and pumpkins when in season that are cheap. I know of some places down the shore for clams, but it seems everything else sells for a premium from veggies to meats to seafood. Is this just my area and agro-tourism?

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