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Youth Farmstands

Photo of youth farmstand volunteers.

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 2018:

Essex County

Youth Community Garden Clubs

Teens are welcome to join local garden projects and challenged to complete at least 25 hours of service in the gardens, while learning topics that include horticulture, nature, and our local-food system. All garden clubs are led by adult volunteers and supported by community partner organizations. Food is either distributed to community members, family participants or used for the mobile farm stand program.  Registration for all sites (2MB PDF)

  • East Orange Library
  • Montclair Community Farms
  • Branch Brook Park, Newark
  • The Historic Harsimus Cemetary, Jersey City
  • Pershing Field, Newark
  • Kearny Community Garden, Kearny

Montclair Community Farms Mobile Farm Stand

Using a mobile farm stand, the Montclair Community Farm travels to local affordable housing communities to sell produce at reasonable prices. They currently serve Pine Ridge, Montclair; First Montclair House, Montclair; The Senior Center at Edgemont Memorial Park, Montclair; Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit Food Pantry, Verona; Cedar Ridge Senior Housing, Cedar Grove; and Woodland Avenue in partnership with HOMEcorp.

Plant It Forward Volunteer Days, March – November

The Montclair Community Farms serve as hands-on resources that engage the community in urban farming, sustainable agriculture, affordable food access, and healthy food and lifestyle choices. The goal is to provide local seniors with access to fresh produce by sending our mobile farmstand to their buildings. They welcome volunteers from the community during the growing and harvesting seasons. You may come individually on one of the Plant It Forward service days on Saturdays in 2018. See the flyer below for schedule and RSVP information.

Gloucester County

Seeds to Success Youth Farmstand

Glassboro High School
Corner of Carpenter Street and Bowe Boulevard
Glassboro, NJ 08028

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