Garden State Urban Farms (GSUF) collaborates with schools, nonprofit organizations and government groups to provide employment opportunities and educational programming as well as low-cost, healthy food in urban areas throughout New Jersey.
GSUF operates in a hydroponic greenhouse in Orange, NJ. They train ex-offenders and at risk youth in managing a sustainable business, while growing the highest quality greens for the local community.
GSUF also successfully implements Small Plot Intensive farming (SPIN) methods to grow vegetables and herbs in innovative, high yield container boxes on previously abandoned lot. Currently they are located in Jersey City and in Newark, NJ.
On Thursdays, GSUF runs a farmer’s market at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Partners include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Prodigal Sons and Daughters, Shaping NJ, Green Living Technologies, Slow Food New Jersey, HANDS in Orange, and Arthur and Friends in Sussex County. GSUF plants and maintains gardens for a number of restaurants including Gramercy Tavern in New York City and Arturo’s in Maplewood, NJ.