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 not providing any in-person programs for the 2020 season. Please check back for updates for Fall 2020.
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.
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.