Flint River Fresh is your “Farm 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 through our Fresh Box Produce Delivery Services, Mobile Farmer’s Market, Pop-Up Farm Stands, and Fresh Harvest Distribution Network.
This direct connection between consumer and producer
- strengthens our local economy
- provides environmental benefits
- helps promote the culture and importance of local food.
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.
FRESH BOX PRODUCE DELIVERY
The Fresh Box provides our customers with fresh, local produce delivered straight to their church, jobs or neighborhood pickup location every week! Our goal is to provide the freshest produce possible, which is often picked and delivered locally to our customers the very same day. Throughout the year, you can expect to see a large array of produce such as squash, tomatoes, assorted greens, assorted peppers, and much more. This past year alone, our farmers grew 40 diverse types of fresh produce throughout the growing season, which was reflected in the Fresh Box.
mobile farmer's market
We have partnered with Albany Housing Authority to bring fresh, local, seasonal produce to their communities with a high population of seniors and people with disabilities with our Mobile Farmers Market on Wednesdays.
Our Mobile Farmers Market is a "farmer's market and produce aisle on wheels." Families can purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables from local area farmers at an affordable price through us.
pop-up farm stand
Our Pop-Up Farm Stands are set up in familiar gathering spaces where families can purchase locally-grown, low-cost produce. They are located at schools, businesses, churches, community centers, parks, conferences, and anywhere people have limited access to fresh produce or want to learn about where their food comes from.
fresh harvest distribution network
The Fresh Harvest Distribution Network connects community organizations offering nutrition program, restaurants looking to serve local produce, and schools participating in farm-to-school activities with local farmers. We work with a network of local farmers to provide fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables year round. This provides an additional sales outlet for local farmers and encourages consumption of fresh and nutritious foods in our communities.
Fresh Taste is a garden to cafeteria program that teaches students how to grow and harvest food safely to be used in the school cafeterias on the salad bars and in some cases, in scratch-cooking recipes. This program bridges the gap between harvesting fresh garden produce and adding it to school meals. The program allows schools to serve healthy, fresh, garden grown foods to students through school meal programs.