Bringing Youth, Community & Nature Together through Food

Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Youth Farm Stand Interns at Montefiore Hospital Bronx, NY held in partnership with GrowNYC.

Our 2013 Youth Farm Stand Interns at Montefiore Hospital held in partnership with GrowNYC.

It is hard to believe that this is the last week of our Youth Run Farm Stand.  This year, we have a group of 5 teens working in our Youth Run Farm Stand Internship. ThisThe teens have had a lot of fun while meeting new people and having a great experience learning new things about our food system, running a business and having a job.  Our Wednesday market at Amalgamated Park Reservoir Housing ran during the summer and we are thankful for the immense support the community showed. Our Thursday market at 111 East 210th Street at the back patio at Montifiore Hospital will run through November 21st.  Stop by this Thursday from 1-6pm for our last day. This program was funded by the Partnership for a Healthier NYC and NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets’ FreshConnect Program.   We are very excited that next year’s Youth Run Farm Stand Internship has already been partially funded by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Environmental Justice Program.  

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Bringing Youth, Community & Nature Together through Food
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Bringing Youth, Community & Nature Together through Food
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The Youth Farm Stand internship focuses on healthy habits, staying active, and learning business skills. This program encompassed activities from working in our garden growing and harvesting food to running two farm stands where they learned customer service, the basics of marketing and cooking and selling produce.
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