South Jersey students are planting the seeds of success at the Farm Stand this summer

GLASSBORO, NJ — Roadside stands are a familiar sight to many New Jersey motorists throughout the summer.

But one in Glassboro packs an educational punch.

The student-run farm stand across from Glassboro High School teaches students the basics of trade and supply and demand.

“It prepares students for the workplace with customer service skills. They do all the math in their heads without a calculator. They have to post and source the products themselves,” said teacher Barb Jones.

Mark Silverstein, Superintendent of Glassboro Public Schools, said, “This is a really innovative program to give kids an experience before they enter the workforce.”

He says even the supply chain issues affecting the nation’s food are teaching moments for these students.

“The first week they had a problem getting products. So what’s happening broadly in the country is happening locally and they had to adjust what they’re selling. That’s the experience,” said said Silverstein.

Charles Devuono, Glassboro Weekly customer, says, “I think they’re learning how to interact with people and how to use real money without a calculator. I think that’s a good thing for them. I try to get them to support when I can.”

The stand is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until August 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It is located at the front of Glassboro High School on Bowe Blvd.


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