Gardens and Farmers Markets
Community gardens, parks, and farmers markets help bring green spaces to urban areas like New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark and help improve access to fresh, healthy, affordable food.
The Office of Agriculture and Urban Programs
Find general information about urban agriculture, as well as research and projects such as “Cultivating Justice”, the Rutgers Student Farm, and parks and open space stewardship.
Rutgers Gardens is a free botanical garden in New Brunswick featuring a bamboo forest, native species, and a student farm. They hold many special events, including a farmers market held every Friday May through December and on select days in the winter.
New Brunswick Community Farmers Market and Gardens
In partnership with Rutgers, Johnson and Johnson, and the City of New Brunswick, NBCFM holds four markets per week at 3 different locations from June-October. Customers can earn mrket bucks to spend on produce when they shop with their market card, complete a nutrition lesson, or pay with SNAP/WIC/SFMNP. Gardeners can grow all season long in one of 3 main gardens.
The city offers the following map and descriptions of community gardens and parks in the city. Check it out here- http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Parks-and-Gardens-April-2015-Final-Brochure.pdf
Camden City Garden Club- They have been supporting community gardens in the city of Camden, NJ for 25 years. We support approximately 50+ community gardens for residents of Camden. Members grow produce on their lots to support their families and neighbors. In total, the gardens represent about 33 acres.
The Greater Newark Conservancy offers educational opportunities, community gardens, and farm stands.
“We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.”
– Wendell Berry