North Charleston SC City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane
Who knew when the idea of Fresh Future Farm first came to us that we would need to spend so much time up close and personal with our local city officials? After months of traveling to and from this building, FFF will be one of the featured topics of discussion at tonight’s City Council Finance Committee meeting.
On Thursday, June 26, we’ll be back at City Hall presenting our project at the 7 pm City Council meeting. While we already have the support of Mayor Keith Summey and our District 10 councilman, Michael Brown, we need to get the green light from the majority of council members to get this veggie show on the road.
We invite our supporters to come out in full force and show the city how many people care about bringing healthy food, groceries and opportunities to Charleston Heights. You can donate to our Raisin’ Fresh Futures fundraising campaign by sporting a Fresh Future Farm tee during the meeting. We’ll arrive early (6 pm) and have shirts in a variety of sizes on sale for a suggested donation of $15. ‘LETTUCE’ KNOW YOU CARE AND COME OUT NEXT THURSDAY!
Snazzy Fresh Future Farm tees will go on sale next week (suggested donation of $15).
Fresh Future Farm needs your support to match the $25,000 we earned through winning the SC Community Loan Fund Healthy Retail Business Plan Challenge! Please visit our Raisin’ Fresh Futures! Campaign page and get in where you fit in so we can add some Lowcountry flavor to Growing Power’s international Good Food Revolution by bringing an urban farm and store to a food desert!
We’re pounding the pavement every day to make our vision a reality. If you subscribe to our blog posts, you can watch as the details of our vision unfold over the course of this 60-day fundraiser. Through those updates, you’ll find other ways to show your love for our Charleston Heights urban agriculture plan.
For those of you who haven’t heard the great news yet, Fresh Future Farm is proud to announce that we were the winners of SC Community Loan Fund’s “Feeding Innovation” retail challenge.
“Feeding Innovation” Ceremony
The purpose of the contest was to inspire and support start-ups committed to addressing local food desert issues. In addition to the great mentoring along the way, we are very grateful for the $25,000 prize.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible! This strong show of support for our work is truly appreciated.
For recent news coverage of the contest and Fresh Future Farm, as well as the full-length version of our recent interview with CharlestonGOOD, please use the links below.