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Montclair Community Farms

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on August 31, at 01:38 PM EDT
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Montclair Community Farms

Educating and engaging the community through 

farm, food, and health.

The Montclair Community Farms (MCF) provides a ready platform for engagement for Montclair State faculty and students who have teaching, learning and research interests in sustainability, health and nutrition ecology, urban planning, education, etc. Bryan Murdock, Associate Vice President of Community Partnerships at Montclair, estimates that more than 500 students have volunteered at the farm over the past five years. “They assist with all aspects of maintaining the farm – including planting, weeding, fence maintenance, feeding and watering the chickens, spreading wood chips, harvesting the crops, and preparing them for sale on the farm’s mobile produce stand."

What is Montclair Community Farms?

MCF is a local nonprofit. Their mission 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 MCF are its Coalition, several part-time staff, partners and dedicated volunteers. The core of the Coalition has remained relatively consistent and includes Montclair State University (MSU), HOMECorp, Montclair Health Department, Montclair History Center (MHC), Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex County (Essex County 4-H and Master Gardeners), and Montclair DIGS/Montclair Fund for Education and Excellence (MFEE). 

According to Bryan Murdock, Associate Vice President of Community Partnerships, Center for Community Engagement, "The farm’s success in increasing community access to affordable and healthy food is remarkable for an operation its size. Its mobile farm stand truck brings fresh, affordable organic produce to local seniors and community members with limited access to healthy fresh foods. It’s like having a farmers market delivered to your doorstep – and is reminiscent of a time when local farmers drove through Montclair neighborhoods selling their produce door-to-door.”

How can I help?

Make your gift today to support MCF initiatives. Your support this June will help the continued growth of Montclair Community Farms with their work in affordable food access and healthy living as well as provide a current and future engagement resource for our students and faculty.  

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Where It Started

Montclair Community Farms founding year


Mobile Farm Stands

Gift in support of the 53 mobile farm stand markets served in 2022


Farm transportation

Gift to help support transportation of the farms pick- up truck and mobile farm to neighboring communities


2,500 lbs of Organic Produce

In celebration of 2,500 pounds of organic produce sold last year


MSU Helping Hands

Gift in celebration of the 500+ Montclair State University students who have volunteered at the farm


Community Partners

In honor of our community and partners who have helped our garden grow

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