Montclair Community Farms

The Montclair History Center is proud to partner with the Montclair Community Farms Coalition. Working together, we maintain a thriving microfarm on our Orange Road site, complete with chickens. The Montclair Community Farms is generously funded through the USDA and Partners for Health. MCF works in partnership with NewArk Farms, Sunset Vista Farms, Market Taverne of Morristown, Vital Dining of Montclair, and Montclair Food Co-op & CSA.

Connecting with our Agricultural Heritage

Using modern farming techniques, we connect others with our agricultural heritage and our ancestors who spent their days working their farms. This farm helps us recall a period in our town’s history when farms were the main “industry” and lived close to the land.

Mobile Farm Stand in Action

Mobile Farm Stand in Action

Where Does the Produce Go?

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.

Pop up stands to the general public will be available July through October, check our website for dates and times.

Give-A-Buck for the Truck Campaign

Funding for the Montclair Community Farm comes primarily from the US Department of Agriculture, Partners for Health Foundation, and individual donations.  Because the $21,000 needed for the mobile farm stand truck is outside the scope of the grants, the MCF is appealing to the public for support. Please send a check to Montclair Community Farms at 108 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ 07042, or donate to our Give-A-Buck For the Truck Campaign and read more about our mission and goals. 

What is the Montclair Community Farms? 

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. 

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 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. 

How Can I Get Involved? 

We welcome volunteers from the community during the growing and harvesting seasons. You may come individually on one of our Plant It Forward service days on Saturday or Sunday. For more information on our farms, available produce, and getting involved, contact our Farm Coordinator, Angelica Diggs at montclaircommunityfarms@gmail.com or 973-744-1796.

Master Gardener Chrystine Gaffney with Urban Youth Famers

Master Gardener Chrystine Gaffney with Urban Youth Famers