Dedicated to increasing access to fresh, local, produce.


Executive Director

Fredando “Farmer Fredo” Jackson, the executive director of Flint River Fresh, has worked in agricultural outreach to low-income communities and in food production for a decade. The Plains, GA Native grew up surrounded by food and social enterprise because of his grandparents. The seeds planted by them blossomed during his time at Historic Koinonia Farm in Americus, GA where he learned the importance of “Partnership Farming” with connecting communities to farmers and the land.

He wants to make a difference in rural and under-served communities by teaching “super simple” sustainable practices that feed people, preserve the environment, and empower to young people.

2018 Accomplishments

  • Assisted with 22 School/Community Gardens in Dougherty County.

  • Organized Mobile Farmers Market with Albany Housing Authority serving 5 communities with high population of seniors and people with disabilities.

  • Hosted Grow Your Groceries workshops at churches, hospitals, community centers, businesses, nurseries, feed stores, and health/wellness centers.

  • Supplied Dougherty County Schools with locally-grown collards and satsuma oranges.

  • Distributed over 75,000 pounds of produce from local farmers directly to shoppers Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Sumter County


Board of Directors


Marty McClendon
Chairman of the Board

Julie McClendon
Community At Large

Casey Cox
Flint River Soil Water Conservation District

Gloria Gaines
Dougherty County Board of Commissioners

Stewart Campbell

Staci Wilson
Sunnyland Farms/Albany Area Chamber of Commerce

Laura Russ
Albany - Dougherty Economic Development Commission

Arthur Tatum
Georgia Department of Agriculture

Rodney Brooks
USDA Farm Service Agency

James Morgan
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

Ray Jones
USDA National Resource Conservation Service

Kelly Thompson
Georgia Farm Bureau

Blaine Allen
Dougherty County Schools