Photo depicting Youth Farmstands

Youth Farmstands

The Youth Farmstand Program is an interdisciplinary, multi-faceted program designed to support local farmers, increase workforce readiness skills and life skills in at-risk youth, and build healthier, stronger communities.

Rutgers NJAES is proud to announce the following schedule for the summer of 2015:

Essex County

Essex County 4-H Urban Farms

Essex County 4-H Urban Farms invites youth ages 11-17 interested in farming, gardening, culinary arts, and community service for the 2015 growing season!

Can you be a youth farmer?

Photo: Youth partner shows off a peach.

Youth partner shows off a peach at Gloucester County farmstand.

  • You must be between 11 and 17 years old
  • You must be available one-three 2-3 hour work shifts/week
  • MUST be prepared to do hard, physical work outside in all types of weather
  • We will give you all the training you need you just have to be ready and excited to learn!

For more information, registration materials, or to volunteer at one of the Essex County 4-H Urban Farm sites, please contact:
Essex County 4-H Youth Development
162 Washington Street,
Newark NJ 07102

Gloucester County

Seeds to Success Youth Farmstand

Corner of Carpenter Street and Bowe Boulevard
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
July 7-August 8, 2015

Find out more on the Seeds to Success Youth Farmstand website!

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