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We would like to introduce you to Flint River Fresh, a recently formed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Albany, Georgia.
Our mission is to increase access to fresh, local, affordable healthy food for our neighbors, create new economic opportunities for local farmers, and develop a new generation of youth agri-preneurs.
2019 PROJECTED PLANS
Pop-Up Farm Stands
Bi-monthly Pop-Up Farm Stand at SOWEGA Council on Aging, Pretoria Fields. Albany Housing Authority, and YMCA
Create a Youth Afterschool Program with Albany Recreation & Parks and Boys & Girl Club
Install School Gardens at Magnolia Pre-K and Phoebe's Learning Tree Early Childhood Development Center
Harvest 1,000 pounds of produce from school gardens
Grow Your Groceries
Offer Backyard Gardener classes at Albany Technical College during Fall and Spring Terms
Hosting Grow Your Groceries classes at Mark's Greenhouse during the Fall and Spring growing season
Create how-to-tip videos for backyard gardeners
Fresh Community Urban Farm Projects
Host "Plant It, Eat It, Repeat" Gardening Classes at Community Garden Sites
Harvest 10,000 pounds of locally-grown produce from garden sites to supply Pop-Up Farm Stands and WIC/Senior's Farmer's Market
Establish mini-farms at church properties, community centers, and schools
Small Farmers Distribution Network
Highlight 1 to 2 locally-grown fruits and vegetables at schools, restaurants, and grocery stores every month
Seed to Sanctuary
Distribute Fresh Produce Boxes with 6 to 8 fruits and vegetables to Albany Housing Authority Communities every 5th Sunday.
Establish mini-farm on church properties to grow produce for Fresh Boxes and Pop-Up Farm Stands