Jersey Fruit is committed to producing ripe, flavorful, safe fruit with consistent quality, while providing professional service and a strong integrity to consumers, customers and our growers.
Jersey Fruit Cooperative Association, Inc. was founded by a small group of growers in 1940 to aid members in marketing their apples. Over the past 60 years Jersey Fruit has grown to over 35 members and now markets peaches, nectarines and blueberries. From the very beginning the co-op recognized the importance of quality and consistency in its products, the application of technology to be competitive, and the integrity of its business practices.
Jersey Fruit is the largest peach and nectarine shipper in New Jersey, handling over 27 million pounds of peaches and nectarines from July through September. The co-op pioneered the development and marketing of the New Jersey nectarine industry. The co-op is one of the largest shippers of fresh blueberries in the state, handling over 7 million pounds from mid-June through mid-August. The co-op can service large volume customers and is capable of working with retailers on various promotional programs.
Jersey Fruit is committed to providing high quality and consistent fresh fruit products that benefit our customers and are safe for consumers. The co-op has developed a strict set of quality standards and has a professional inspection program that results in a high quality, consistent pack of fruit. Our growers continually evaluate and select varieties that are well adapted to our climate and that provide a consistent supply of fruit during our season. The co-op has a food safety program that incorporates good agricultural practices (GAPs) at all farms, good manufacturing practices (GMPs) at all facilities, and that includes 3rd-party certification. Jersey Fruit continues to provide excellent service through honest and continual communication with our customers.