What makes the Produce Project special?
This unique experience helps drive youth to continually set new life goals and to take the actions necessary to make them realities throughout their lifetime.
Heard on the Farm
Students, shoppers and community agree – the Produce Project is a program with benefits far beyond the farm.
“This program has kept pushing my comfort zone and helped me get out of my shell. Now I’m not afraid to walk up to people and engage them in conversation. In preparation for the summer session I have been helping to conduct new student interviews over Zoom, which have made me feel more confident about my leadership skills and will look really good on my resume.”
Produce Project Student Leader
“I visited the Farm Stand to pick up our Farm Share and herbs. Warmly greeted and questions about items were answered by young enterprising students and supported by able staff. Just magnificent at every level—the products—the policy of opportunity and promoting healthy—and the personalities senior staff impacted upon youth such that they are proud and well informed. It is a model that should be followed nationally in every urban area.”
Farm Stand Shopper
“The mission of the program is so amazing. I mean, there are a lot of people who are struggling right here in Troy and our market is right here in the neighborhood and the fact that people can walk here, get super fresh produce for super cheap is amazing. And also, getting kids from my school and getting prepared for future jobs is good, they get to come here, get that share to take home every week and also get job experience and know how to work.”
Produce Project Student
Shop the freshest produce around.
Produce Project students harvest the same day they host their markets. That means the fruits and vegetables you buy are at peak freshness, grown just a few steps from the farm stand – not sitting on a truck or in a box. We encourage you to talk to the students about their work, the recipes they make and their experience on the farm.