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 2016:

Essex County

Montclair Community Farm Coalition Mobile Farm Stand

Thanks to the Professional Woodworkers Guild of Upper New Jersey, the Montclair Community Farm Coalition now has a mobile farm stand to take local produce from its farm sites to area seniors. The Montclair Community Farm Coalition consists of local organizations committed to engaging the community in farming, food, agricultural and nutrition education. These local community farms are hands-on resources to create a healthy food environment to support healthy food and lifestyle choices. The members of the Montclair Community Farm Coalition are HOMECorp, Montclair Health Department, Montclair Historical Society, Montclair State University, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex County 4-H and Master Gardeners.

Following our visits to local senior centers, our mobile farm stand will be open at our Montclair Historical Society location. Community members are welcome to visit us at any of the listed sites at the designated times.  Seniors will receive a discount card during their first visit to the stand. For the 2016 season the Mobile Farm Stand will be operating Fridays on the following dates.

  • July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
  • August 5, 12, 19 & 26
  • September 2, 9 & 16
  • October 7, 21
Photo: Mobile farmstand.

Stop #1: 12:00 p.m.

First Montclair House
56 Walnut Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Stop #2: 1:00 p.m.

Pineridge of Montclair
60 Glenridge Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Stop #3: 2:00 p.m.
Edgemont Park House Senior Citizen Center
274 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

Stop #4: 3-6:00 p.m.

Montclair Historical Society
108 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

Essex and Hudson Counties

4-H Urban Farms

Photo: Mobile farmstand.

The 4-H Youth Development Program for Essex and Hudson Counties invites youth ages 11-17 interested in farming, gardening, culinary arts, and community service for the 2016 growing season! Download the Registration Form.

Can you be a youth farmer?

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

Photo: Youth partner shows off a peach.

Youth partner shows off a peach at Gloucester County farmstand.

Gloucester County

Seeds to Success Youth Farmstand

Glassboro High School
Corner of Carpenter Street and Bowe Boulevard
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
July 12-August 11, 2016

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