Matt - New Jersey is the Garden State. Good luck with your gardening adventure but don’t do what I did with my first garden: I like zucchini so much I planted 40 plants. Big mistake!
We had zucchini still hanging around in the freezer twelve years later! If I never see or taste another piece of zucchini bread it will be too soon.
Good reason to dehydrate. It lasts for 20 years or more. (If stored properly)
Another tip, do not plant all at once, my mistake, plant once every week or two so that crops come in slowly not all at once.