Produce for Local Food Banks from the Fields of Baie-D’Urfé
We are a non-profit, volunteer-run organization in Baie-D’Urfé. The Garden at Fritz donates all of its crops to local food banks and charities in the West Island – in doing this we also teach our volunteers how to grow their own food, and develop responsibility and social values. 2023 is our Tenth Anniversary.
Le but du Jardin à Fritz est de faire don de nos légumes à des banques alimentaires locales et les organismes de bienfaisance dans le West Island. Nous sommes une organisation bénévole à but non lucratif. 2023 est notre dixième anniversaire.
Started in 2014, the Fritz Farm Youth Gardening Association (FFYGA) is a Community Volunteer Organization that donates 100% of its freshly picked, organic, pesticide free crops to local food banks in the West Island.
Our volunteers hope to involve local youth and adults in supporting their community, teaching them how to grow their own food, assume responsibility for others and contribute to developing social values.
How You Can Help
Become a Supporter
If you are not able to volunteer to work in the garden you can support our work by telling people what we do and spreading the word. Send us your email address using the button to the right and we will add you to our information mailing list.
Small donations are always welcomed.
Or just come by and and say hello.
Become a Volunteer
You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers strong enough to make positive changes in the lives of our community
** There is more information further down the page.
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What People Say
On behalf of the West Island Assistance Fund we thank you for your donation of fresh vegetables. With donations such as yours, we can continue to offer assistance, help and support to families experiencing a crisis. In the name of all the people that we help, our volunteers and our employees, I thank you.
On behalf of On Rock Community Services and the people that we serve I want to extend our gratitude to the Fritz Farm Youth Gardening Association for the produce that you have provided to us over the last two years. Your contribution has been felt in both our food bank and our community diner. Fresh produce is hard to come by for an organization such as ours, so it is a big deal when we get FRESH fruits and vegetables. Thank you for the work you do in the community and the much needed assistance you provide us.
My parents urged me to participate in a program in Baie D’Urfé, to get to know people and have something to do during the summer vacation and they told me about the Fritz Farm Youth Garden Project. At first, I wasn’t very excited, but I decided to give it a try. I thought it would be impossible for anything with a horribly long name like the Fritz Farm Youth Garden Project to be fun. However, I was completely surprised. The garden turned out to be fun, and I learned that there is no better feeling than picking (and eating) something with my friends that I had put a whole summer of work into.
Elias Andraos (Youth volunteer)
Become a Volunteer
We always need enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more information.
Whether you can offer just the occasional hour or can join a weekly work party or something in between we look forward to meeting you. Experience is not essential. We have two work parties a week on Saturday and Wednesday mornings. At harvest time we need people to make deliveries to food banks. There is always something to do from Late May to the Fall.