the garden state
In the late 1800s, New Jersey was growing a huge amount of produce on its lush green farmland. This is why New Jersey originally got its nickname “The Garden State”. Although New Jersey has developed into an urban state, there are still hundreds of operating farms in this coastal state. Blueberries and cranberries are New Jersey’s most popular crops and the berry harvest in late summer is a treat for those who can visit. The New Jersey beaches also attract millions of tourists every year and make for a great getaway for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City.