2015 Charleston Magazine Giving Back Awards
Thanks to a surprise nomination, Germaine Jenkins has been chosen as the 2015 Community Catalyst for Charleston Magazine’s Giving Back Awards! The recognition stems from the work that she and her team have done to transform a vacant city lot in a food desert into an operating farm. Recently, they have opened the Macon Market Farm Stand to the public and accept SNAP (food stamp) benefits, cash and credit purchases on Tuesday afternoons from 3 – 6 pm. Fresh Future Farm is even partnering with the Chicora-Cherokee Neighborhood Association to offer $10 Fresh Future Buck credits to residents who volunteer for two hours in the community.
Germaine is cultivating community with a fresh food farm stand in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood.
Right now customers can only buy fruit, vegetable and herbs once a week. We are in our final push to finish renovations on the building to expand our offerings to include dry and canned goods, frozen vegetables, bread, dairy, cereal and eggs at least five days a week.
We are launching a fall fundraising campaign to take Fresh Future Farm to the next level.
Will you help us meet our $9000 goal and help our very own ‘Veggie Whisperer’ move customers out of the elements and into the store by the New Year?
Thanks for supporting our Fall Farmraiser!
The Farm Stand Opening will be open to the public from
3 pm – 6 pm on Tuesday, October 6th
Come Celebrate our “STAND OPENING!”
Until renovations are complete on a donated modular building, FFF plans to host weekly farm stands for the community. Fresh Future Farm is focused on improving the environment by growing and selling organic produce and basic groceries in a food desert and accepting SNAP (food stamp benefits) as a sustainable way to improve community, create jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities and alleviate hunger for nutrient dense foods.
A full year after receiving a five-year lease and business zoning from the City of North Charleston, FFF has transformed a .81 acre empty lot into an active farm and is ready to accept SNAP (food stamp) benefits, cash and debit purchases for a variety of farm fresh produce including okra, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, cherry tomatoes, herbs, pumpkins, and much more.
To ensure a wide variety of offerings, other area farms are donating produce to this effort including MUSC Urban Farm, Lowcountry Street Grocery, Sweetgrass Garden, Fields to Families’ OASIS outreach program and Sow Seasonal Farm.
FFF will also work with area food purveyors to sell fresh fruit.
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