Montclair Community Farms is excited about our new Mobile Farm Stand. Our healthy nutrition strategy is to have our locally grown produce on wheels to enable us to effectively reach our senior citizens who are in need of these healthy and nutritious foods at affordable pricing. Being mobile also minimizes barriers for our senior customers who might find transportation or high priced farmers markets a challenge. As this is our inaugural year, we will be looking to measure the number of customers served by the mobile farm stand, the number of pounds of produce sold and the number of community volunteer hours contributed.
With the tell tale signs of spring here, we are gearing up to get our beds ready to plant. Our head farmer and his assistant are in place. Seedlings are being grown in the greenhouses of Essex 4-H, Montclair State University and Essex Tech Vocational High School. We are in the process of building raised beds to make growing more efficient at our farm site located at the Montclair Historical Society. We hope to solve the drainage problem, which washed away many seeds last year! Now we are rounding up all of our community volunteers, which are an essential ingredient to our success.
While the seeds are sprouting, we will be building our new Mobile Farm Stand. This stand will be hitched to our pick up truck! We are currently working with our master carpenters to finalize the building plan.
To find out how you can volunteer, check out our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/montclaircommunityfarms. You can also sign up for our email list by clicking the link on the top of the page.
Like the buds of spring, we are bursting with excitement.
So stay tuned for “What’s Growin’ On” with Montclair Community Farms.