Growing more than plants!
We had an incredible season here on the micro-farm, and nothing makes us prouder than seeing our Youth Entrepreneurs👩🏻🌾👩🏼🌾 👨🏿🌾👨🏾🌾 use the skills they’ve learned organically on the farm!
We have watched these young adults come in as strangers, shy, and uncertain, to becoming friends, laughing and confident in their style. We know that gardens are a place of discovery and growth, and we are happy to support these youngsters on their own journeys.
Our Farmpreneurs spent the summer selling their organic wheat products, and organically grown vegetables at different markets in NJ! Their focus was encouraging people to make better choices, and incorporate more veggies into their every day diets! We believe that our youth are the change makers we need in today’s world, and we know that if you invest in them they’ll invest in others. This is community building. This is how we build a better world!
Visit our mobile farmstand to purchase their value added products, and check out all of our programs! We hope to see you in the gardens soon!
About the Grantee
The Montclair Health Department is a founding member of the Montclair Community Farms Coalition. Montclair Community Farm’s mission is to serve as a local hands-on resource that engages and educates the community through urban farming, affordable food access and healthy living. At the heart of Montclair Community Farms is its Coalition, partners, and community volunteers.
Strategy: Active Living in Early Childhood Education ECE AL#2 Farmers Markets / Farm Stands / Mobile Markets HE#3 Healthy Eating Audit HE#1 Healthy Eating in Early Child Education ECE HE#1 School Gardens SCH HE#2 Social Determinants of Health SD
Cohort: North Central
Funder: Partners for Health Foundation