Although MFOS is an independent organization, we work closely with Montgomery Township and rely on their Conservation Plan to help implement open space goals. Some of the funds available for land preservation from the State of New Jersey Green Acres Program are set aside only for nonprofits such as MFOS. We then match these funds with other contributions to purchase open land or development rights. Significant funding is also available to MFOS for farmland preservation under the State Agricultural Development Committee's Farmland Preservation Program. MFOS is also actively involved with the Township in developing an extensive network of bike paths and recreational trails within Montgomery.
MFOS runs a farmers' market every Saturday from June through October
from 9 am to 1 pm. By offering fresh, locally-grown produce, poultry,
organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, salsas, fresh bread, and more, MFOS
is supporting local farmers and New Jersey agriculture.
On Saturday, June 18th, a Montgomery Girl Scout troop will run a booth about the importance of sustainable living. The Montgomery Business Association will also have a booth at the market
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Spring Nature Photo Contest (sponsored by Montgomery Friends of Open Space)!
Bob Mulholland of Old Bridge won first place for his Sunset Over Montgomery Park. Bob receives a Canon 2300 Digital Camera, courtesy of Joon Digital Photo Studio, 1340 Route 206 in Skillman.
Maia Reim of Skillman won second place for Summer Dreams at Bedens Brook. Maia wins a gift certificate to Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market, (opening this Saturday, June 9, 9am - 1pm at Village Shopper).
The top photos are on display until July 1 at Mary Jacobs Library, 64 Washington Street, Rocky Hill 08553. The other top photos selected and currently on display are from the following photographers: Susan Cruser, Isabella DeAnglis, Lydia Heck, and Kristin Pierson. Congratulations to all!
Thanks to Joon Digital Photo Studio and Jersey Fresh Photos!