Building Community

Clearly, the North Charleston grapevine is strong. Two weeks ago, I was sharing some updates on our nonprofit farm and market project with another local business owner when a juicy Jones Ford tip surfaced.

The next day, after picking up my future college student from Trident Tech, I pulled in to Jones Ford’s Rivers Avenue parking lot to check the status of the modular building that Enterprise Rent-A-Car currently occupies. During that visit, I spoke with David Walters, Sr., President and General Manager. I asked about the building and gave Mr. Walters our business card. Twenty-four hours later, Mr. Walters called to let us know that Fresh Future Farm could take possession of the portable building as soon as Enterprise moved to its new location on July 9th!

Giving Green & Local dave-ramp

With the help of Mr. Ford’s children, spouses and grandchildren who have kept up with his tradition of quality customer service, this family-owned and operated car dealership has been in the same location at the corner of Rivers and Remount Avenue for the last 47 years. They are in the process of making major renovations to three new buildings.

The portable office structure, which is valued at over $12,000, is going to be upcycled as Fresh Future Farm’s retail store and offices and benefit the Chicora-Cherokee community which is only 6 short miles away from the dealership. If our operation can positively impact the Chicora-Cherokee community for half as long as Jones Ford has been around then we’ll all be blessed.

Thanks again to David Walters, Sr. and Jones Ford for their generous contribution in support of our vision for a healthier and more prosperous community!