New Jersey produced some crazy, romantic songwriters, like Bruce Springsteen and Frank Sinatra, So, naturally, everyone in New Jersey knows the lyrics to “Jersey Girl” aka the most romantic love song of all time.
If you’re dating a New Jerseyan, be prepared for some serious serenading.
There also is a surge in microbreweries in the Garden State and elsewhere across the country. Tomatoes and corn may be forced to yield a bit of their dirt.
“I do see the hops industry taking off,” said James Simon, the director of Rutgers’ New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products and the lead researcher of the Rutgers hops study.
Ritter, a high school environmental science teacher, grows the finicky crop as a hobby to supply home brewers and local craft breweries with a fresh bittering and flavoring ingredient that beer drinkers crave.