Ultra Niche Crop Production Series - Basil

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Date: 9/26/2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Rutgers Cooperative Extension locations
Bridgewater, Bordentown, and Cape May Court House, NJ
Speaker: Taylor James of Flipside Farms, a community-supported agriculture operation in Somerset County
Mikey Azzara, Founder of Zone 7, a New Jersey-based farm-fresh distribution service that connects farmers with restaurants, grocers, schools, and more throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Description: Rutgers Cooperative Extension is continuing its Ultra-Niche Crop Series with the upcoming workshop “Farming Basil.” This workshop is the fifth class in the Ultra-Niche educational series for farmers seeking new crop opportunities.

In this session, farmers will learn how to grow, market and sell basil and how to make practical decisions on marketing and crop production.

The workshop will feature a 20-minute “Virtual Field Trip” video on the production and marketing of basil as well as a speakers’ panel that includes basil farmer,

The live presentations for this session will be held in Bridgewater, with broadcasts to audiences in Bordentown and Cape May Court House.

Participants will be led through worksheets to guide them in determining whether or not growing basil is right for them, their acreage, and their situation.

Registrations for each location are being handled online at Eventbrite: https://rutgerscmcag.eventbrite.com, with a deadline of September 22, 2017.

To find out more about the Rutgers Ultra-Niche Crops Project, please go to https://njaes.rutgers.edu/ultra-niche-crops/.
Cost: $20
Sponsor(s): USDA / NIFA
Contact: Jennifer Matthews, (609) 465-5115
More Info: http://events.rutgers.edu/pdfs/BFRDP17_Basil_Flyer_170802.pdf (PDF)


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences