For 14 year old Caroline Prentince of Montclair Fusion Academy, this was her first summer spending hours in our urban Youth Farmer program. Beyond learning how to plan and harvest vegetables, or care for chickens, Caroline learned the meaning of the mobile farm stand to the community, “I sell produce at local senior centers. I hear about their daily life, and they ask me questions about mine. This makes me be a part of my community.” MCF has become more than just a place to buy fresh and affordable produce, it has become a place for seniors, youth and the community to connect.
From now until December 31, every dollar you donate to the Montclair Community Farms will be matched 1:1 by Partners for Health Foundation. Montclair Community Farms is only possible thanks to the support of the community and our generous donors. We depend on your donations to support our farms that grow our food, our staff who teach and connect with volunteers, and the mobile farm stand that delivers fresh, local and affordable produce to food pantries and senior housing in our neighborhoods.