Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Burzichelli and Celeste Riley to better promote New Jersey wineries and farms has been signed into law.
The law (A-2978) requires the Department of Agriculture to post on its web site information on the location and contact information of wineries and farms in New Jersey, along with a link to any other list of wineries posted on the Internet by any other state agency.
“New Jersey’s wineries are part of a burgeoning industry that can, if promoted properly, significantly benefit our state, and we know our farms are already a key aspect of our economy,” said Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem). “Let’s use all of our tools to promote these tourist and business destinations to make sure we take full advantage of their benefits.”
“Our wineries carry great potential for job creation and economic development throughout our state, so let’s embrace this potential and promote wineries and our farms,” said Riley (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem). “Let’s make sure we utilize our technological resources as best we can to promote our agricultural heritage and industry.”
Under the law, information on farms will be posted if the farms sell any of their agricultural or horticultural items.