We love adding fresh veggies to our emergency food packages. Smadar Shemmesh, our Master Gardener who volunteers countless hours, coordinates the support of our garden volunteers from local schools and business, Paul Keyes Associates and Quench Irrigation to make our garden bloom.
A heartfelt thank you to the First Presbyterian Church in Englewood (FPCE) for your continued support and generous donation of funds to help our garden grow. Also, many thanks to the dedicated team of garden volunteers.
Fresh produce is important to a healthy diet, but it can be very expensive, and it has a limited shelf life. All the produce from CFA’s garden is distributed to local low-income families who rarely have access to fresh, organic vegetables. This spring we’re planting salad greens such as lettuce, kale and arugula, summer and winter squash, peas and pole beans, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, okra and cabbage, collard greens, potatoes, watermelons, carrots, beets, parsley, basil, thyme and fennel, several varieties of mint, lots of Nasturtiums and Marigolds in addition to NJ native plants to attract pollinators such as butterflies and bees.
A big thank you to the many groups who grow food to help our clients including Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, GrowTorah and Christ Lutheran Church in Woodcliff Lakes.
Do you want help in our Community Garden Program?
No green thumb required.