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Grow It Green’s Pop-up Stand has Officially Launched

Our farming operations at the Urban Farm are exceeding expectations this growing season. The week of the first Pop-up Stand we harvested a half ton of food, in one day! We’re so thankful to have such a bounty to share with our neighbors in Census Tract 435. Though our very first Pop-up Stand of the season was hampered by thunderstorms, we are now in full swing!

Every Thursday, our Pop-up Farm Stand will be located on a rotating basis at the Early Street Community Garden and the Neighborhood House – high foot traffic areas. Having two locations will provided enough access for area residents, but will be a less confusing schedule to follow than last year. In any event, we always have the option to relocate the Pop-up Stand if a better opportunity arises to meet people where they live and work!

We are once again partnering with Morris Arts this season to build programming around our Pop-up Stand, to build community around fresh local food. On August 8, we’ll have music by Adam Najemian, Live Portraits done by Anne Mitchell, and a Macramé Workshop led by Cesar Salas. People can spend time listening to music and learning a new craft, and leave with a bag full of the best produce in town! We accept SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) on produce sold at our farm stands, and are able to offer double SNAP dollars: customers get double the produce at half the price.

The program is supported by funding from Atlantic Health System as part of the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network.

About the Grantee

North Jersey Health Collaborative

Grow It Green Morristown creates sustainable farms and gardens, and educates communities on healthy eating and environmental stewardship. We believe that fresh, local food should be accessible to all.