By Michelle Durham
MOORESTOWN, NJ (CBS) – A Moorestown, New Jersey organization, committed to exposing South Jersey children to the joys of farming and eating healthy foods, has undertaken a one-of-a-kind bread baking social enterprise. It’s designed to fund summer camps for children at their Burlington County Community Agricultural Center site.
Our Shared Ground is a non-profit committed to making sure Garden State children learn the importance of farming.
Executive Director Cynthia Quinton says, “We have a beautiful garden here. But unfortunately, children don’t often have access to gardens and farms. So, we provide transportation and we bring children out to this site so they come for summer camp and field trips so they can enjoy cultivating and harvesting.”
While the children are there, they are schooled in the importance of healthy food choices and just how delicious they can be. Donna Wallstin is thrilled to use her culinary background. She is teaching children how to bake there.
“It was a lot of fun, teaching kids how to bake who are so excited. Especially when you are feeding them well.”
Now her fresh breads will be sold Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to fund the camp.
For more information, go to OurSharedGround.org