There's well over a dozen spots for Jersey fresh, pick-your-own strawberries this season.
Some have already started the brisk business of letting visitors come and pick pints of berries, while other spots are on the verge of kicking off their season in time for Memorial Day weekend.
For several, online reservations are the way to go before planning a visit, while a couple of usual pick-your own farms will stay closed for 2021.
Here's all the updated information for the ongoing strawberry season in the Garden State:
Best spots to pick your own NJ strawberries in 2021
NJ's most and least COVID vaccinated towns, by county
New Jersey reported just short of 4 million people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 statewide, heading into the last week of May. So how does that break down across all 21 counties?
And, how can some communities show a vaccination rate of more than 100%, according to state data? Reasons include people who have moved, those who are traveling and not residing at home where the census counted them, students who may select their school residence for vaccination data and people in long-term care (or other facility-based housing) among other reasons, as explained in a footnote on the state COVID dashboard.
LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America
Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker
consulted data from WalletHub
, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here
. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.
Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.