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(40.811924,-74.22302)
 

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Mission Statement

The Montclair Community Farms serve as hands-on resources that engage and educate the community and youth farmers in urban farming, sustainable agriculture, affordable food access, and healthy food and lifestyle choices. The Montclair Community Farms Coalition* is a collaborative network of organizations committed to furthering the mission of the Montclair Community Farms. *HOMECorp, Montclair Department of Health and Human Services, Montclair History Center, Montclair State University, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex County: Essex 4-H and Master Gardeners, and Montclair DIGS. MCF works in partnership with NewArk Farms, Sunset Vista Farms, Market Taverne of Morristown, Vital Dining of Montclair, and Montclair Food Co-op & CSA.

Description

Working together, we maintain a thriving microfarm on Orange Road at the Montclair History Center, complete with chickens. In addition to the Orange Road location, the Miller Street farm on HomeCorp property is flourishing and grows many different fruits and vegetables. We have smaller satellite farms located at schools and other sites throughout Montclair. The Montclair Community Farms is generously funded through the USDA and Partners for Health. Using a mobile farm stand, the Montclair Community Farm travels to local affordable housing communities to sell produce at reasonable prices. We currently serves Pine Ridge, Montclair; First Montclair House, Montclair; The Senior Center at Edgemont Memorial Park, Montclair; Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit Food Pantry, Verona; Cedar Ridge Senior Housing, Cedar Grove; Crane Park Market, Montclair.Center BID.

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