Youth Farm Stand
Each year thousands of pounds of produce is grown at our urban farm on Hawthorne Avenue. Our urban farm produces, quite literally, tons of fresh fruits and vegetables each year right here in Newark's South Ward. Lucky for Newark residents, all of those delicious goods can be purchased through our Youth Farm Stands.
Walking up to the Youth Farm Stand, customers are greeted by smiling high school interns and college mentors in our Newark Youth Leadership Project. These students are taking a hands-on approach to nutrition education and urban agriculture while learning to run the farm stand business. Our students help customers select from a wide variety of seasonal produce like okra, tomatoes, and collards (just to name a few), and customers get a great deal for their dollar. Our customers walk away not only with a bag of fresh, affordable food, but also with the good feeling that comes with supporting local economy, sustainable urban agriculture, and job training for youth.
With numerous locations throughout the city, our urban farms and farm stands create jobs and make fresh fruits and vegetables available to everyone! It’s clear that Newark residents enjoy having access to fresh, highly nutritious, pesticide-free food grown right in the neighborhood.