Grantee Blog 2020

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

Township of Montclair

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.