Our Vision

Fresh Local Food for ALL.

 
 

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 (agriculture-focused entrepreneurs).

OUR FOCUS is to support people from diverse backgrounds and help them make a difference in the communities where they live through programs designed to make fresh, local food accessible for all.

OUR 2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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

  • Organized Mobile Farmers Market with Albany Housing Authority servicing 4 communities.

  • Hosted Grow Your Groceries Workshops at schools, churches, community centers, hospitals, and health/wellness centers.

  • Supplied all of the schools in the Dougherty County School System with locally-grown collard greens for Thanksgiving.

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

OUR GOAL

  • Create an urban farm training center

  • Build a Cold Storage, Processing, and Packing facility to assist local farmers and producer

  • Expand our mobile farmer’s market capability to cover more communities in Southwest Georgia.

  • Become a wholesale distributor of local produce to schools, institution, grocery stores, and restaurants

  • Host pop-up farm stands with local health organizations

  • Develop videos and toolkits to teach local farmers how to diversify their market and assist beginning farmers with growing their operation.

 

Simone Lemoniere
Executive Director, Mentor

 
 Fresh Collard Greens growing at Sun Belt Ag Expo’s Hoss Tools Demonstration Market Garden

Fresh Collard Greens growing at Sun Belt Ag Expo’s Hoss Tools Demonstration Market Garden

 School Garden demonstration at Flint Riverquarium’s Wings, Water, and Wildlife Festival

School Garden demonstration at Flint Riverquarium’s Wings, Water, and Wildlife Festival