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.
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?