Our Partnership with Montclair Community Food Co-op & CSA

Partners of Montclair Community Farms make it possible for our mission to succeed. The mission of Montclair Community Farms 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. Our partner at Montclair Community Food Co-op & CSA donate fruit and vegetable supplements to our farms from May to November, assuring an organic quality level produce to our mobile stand consumers, offering a wider variety of produce for the public. CSA coordinator and community member Gwen Charles works with our farms to continue our mission. Our mobile stand would not be possible without the support of organizations like the CSA. Read the CSA’s story below.

Amy & Gerry from Hepworth Farms with MCFC Coordinator Gwen Charles.

Amy & Gerry from Hepworth Farms with MCFC Coordinator Gwen Charles.

Montclair Community Food Co-op started as a small buying club on a porch in Montclair 15 years ago. As the buying club grew in membership and ambition, we started working with local farmers and partnering on a CSA we needed a space that embraced our goals of supporting local and organic farming. We are so pleased to host our bi-weekly summer farm share delivery on the beautiful historic property of the Montclair History Center and neighboring its project the Montclair Community Farms.

Montclair Community Food Co-op & CSA is proud to donate organic produce from family farm Hepworth Farms to The Montclair Community Farms and their mobile farm stand. Every two weeks we donate a full share of produce, a bushel box of beautiful seasonal produce for a family of four to the mobile farm stand to bring for sale to local seniors at a fair market value.

CSA members also participate in volunteers days to help with the planting  and harvesting of micro-farm property. Members enjoy visiting the chickens, bringing their organic food scraps for compost and visiting the grounds and attending community workshops.

Photograph of a Montclair Community Food Co-op & CSA delivery by Nicole Bianchi

Photograph of a Montclair Community Food Co-op & CSA delivery by Nicole Bianchi

Montclair Community Farms needs donations to make our mobile stand possible 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.