Photo depicting Youth Farmstands

Youth Farmstands

The Youth Farmstand Program is an interdisciplinary, multi-faceted program designed to support local farmers, increase workforce readiness skills and life skills in at-risk youth, and build healthier, stronger communities.

Rutgers NJAES is proud to announce the following schedule for the summer of 2013:

Essex County

Essex County 4-H Urban Farms

Essex County 4-H Urban Farms invites youth ages 11-17 interested in farming, gardening, culinary arts, and community service for the 2013 growing season!

Can you be a youth farmer?

  • You must be between 11 and 17 years old
  • You must be available one-three 2-3 hour work shifts/week
  • MUST be prepared to do hard, physical work outside in all types of weather
  • We will give you all the training you need you just have to be ready and excited to learn!

For more information, registration materials, or to volunteer at one of the Essex County 4-H Urban Farm sites, please contact:
Essex County 4-H Youth Development
162 Washington Street,
Newark NJ 07102
973-353-1338, ext. 109
Essex4h@njaes.rutgers.edu

TEEM Gateway Community Partner Youth Farmstand

Greater Newark Conservancy
32 Prince Street, Newark
Find out more on the TEEM Gateway Youth Farmstand website.

Gloucester County

Photo: Youth partner shows off a peach.

Youth partner shows off a peach at Gloucester County farmstand.

Seeds to Success Youth Farmstand

Glassboro High School
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
July 9-August 8, 2013

560 Joseph L. Bowe Boulevard

Find out more on the Seeds to Success Youth Farmstand website, or follow them on Facebook!

Find out more on the TEEM Gateway Youth Farmstand website.

Monmouth County

TEEM Gateway Youth Farmstand

Jersey Shore Rescue Mission
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Corner of Asbury Ave and Memorial Drive, Asbury Park

Find out more on the TEEM Gateway Youth Farmstand website.


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences