Food Connectors

Flint River Fresh is your “Food Connector.” We promote access to fresh, healthy, locally-grown, seasonal food by connecting local farmers with schools, worksites, food service operations, restaurants, and directly with Southwest Georgia shoppers.

We envision a future where everyone in our community sources a sizable portion of the ingredients for their meals from local farmers, ranchers, and producers.

 

LOCAL FARMS

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We partner with family farms throughout the region by creating market opportunities for their crops and products. We are developing the following tools to help these farm partners:

  • Cash on delivery and/or pick up of their products

  • Marketing of individual farms

  • Transportation from farm to a storage / processing

  • /packing/distribution center

  • Access to local school systems, businesses, hospitals,

  • churches, and individuals

  • Cooler storage space to assure quality control of produce  

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COMMUNITY GARDENS

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Our vision is to take the concept of a community garden to another level. Community gardens are not just for food provision. They are also an education tool, teaching residents how to grow their own groceries, functioning as outdoor classrooms for students, and providing a safe gathering space for children and neighbors. Additionally, we aim to build community urban farms where we transform vacant and abandon lots into food oases to feed our neighbors. More information →

 

Youth Education

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Our mission is to create meaningful relationships between young people and food in order to transform the school food system. By placing an emphasis on hands-on experiences, community interaction, and the pleasures of the table, Flint River Fresh helps to strengthen the food communities of tomorrow by engaging youth today. We work closely with schools to teach students where their food comes from, how to prepare it, who grows it, the importance of food choices and the pleasure of sharing with friends and family. More information →