Access to fresh food

Pop-Up Farm Stand

 
 
 

In the Good Life City and throughout Southwest Georgia , there remains neighborhoods where residents are unable to access the foods essential to a healthy diet. This happens for a variety of reasons, including low-income, lack of access to public transit, and long distances to groceries and markets. Such conditions make it extremely difficult for individuals and families without access to a vehicle to find and purchase healthy foods. Senior citizens who might be less mobile are hit especially hard by this type of isolation.

Our Pop-Up Farm Stands brings fresh, local produce from local farmers to communities where it isn’t readily available.

BRING IT TO THE PEOPLE

Pop-Up Farm Stands address the need for fresh, quality produce in food deserts, neighborhoods where a grocery store is nowhere in sight or too expensive for residents. We work with our local housing authority, city government, public health department, and local farm cooperatives to bring fresh produce directly to those in need by meeting our neighbors where they live, work, or play.

WHO WE SERVE

  • Communities at least one mile walking distance from the nearest discount grocery store.

  • High single parent families, person with disabilities, and or senior population.

  • Public Housing Neighborhoods

  • Low-income communities.

  • Food Insecure Zones or Food Deserts

2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Set up monthly farms with Albany Housing Authority visiting 5 communities (Arcadia Commons, Arcadia Courtside, Malone Towers, Albany Garden, and Hollman Homes)

  • Hosted bi-weekly farm stand in Downtown Albany at Pretoria Fields

  • Participated in Tift Park Community Market from March through October

  • Distributed over 6,000 pounds of fresh, local produce

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Pop-Up Farm Stand at Arcadia Commons during Summer of 2018.