said Karen Lee who first came to Montclair Community Farms in 2013 when the farm site at the Montclair History Center property was still in its infancy. Karen began her work with the farms to develop a nutritional education program and conduct research for her masters degree in nutrition education and food science. After Karen finished her coursework, she then became the Project Coordinator for Montclair Community Farms, expanding the engagement and education initiatives of the farms. "Upon graduation, my continued interest in promoting local foods and the local food economy led me to an opportunity to have my own restaurant, a place for me to continue to influence and shape food choices." Market Taverne produces one of the most popular selling items on the mobile farm stand, the house-made granola by Chef Richard Huarte. Partnerships with businesses allow the mobile stand to offer healthy value added products to our customers at an affordable price.
Donations to support our farms for 2019 are still needed. From now until December 31, every dollar you donate to the Montclair Community Farms will be matched 1:1 by Partners for Health. Montclair Community Farms is only possible thanks to the support of the community and our generous donors. Your $25 donation helps feed our happy brood of chickens. A $50 donation helps us expand the varieties of produce we grow on the farm. A $100 donation supports better irrigation and compost systems. A $250 donation allows our staff to connect more often with volunteers. And a $500 donation helps bring our mobile stand to even more food pantries and seniors.