City Green Farms at
South Branch Preserve
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey has preserved a large tract of land in Mt. Olive, of which 12 acres is being leased to City Green for organic food cultivation as part of its original use. Plans include 10 acres of vegetable production, a berry and fruit orchard, pollinator borders, beehives, and more.
This project represents an innovative partnership between land conservancy and food production – it is a unique opportunity where these two inter-related fields come together in support of open space and community benefit. Not only will the new farm support increased access to and affordability of local food for low-income families in Morris County, but it will ensure that the entire parcel of land remains open for public enjoyment. This exciting new initiative helps keep the garden in "Garden State" while, ensuring that farmland in New Jersey remains an important and productive part of the landscape.