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 positively impact the lives of young people through agriculture.

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.

Flint River Fresh Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

MORE THAN A GARDEN

Community gardens are not just for food provision. They are outdoor classrooms teaching residents how to grow their own groceries, emphasizing the importance of conserving our natural resources, and providing a safe gathering space for children and neighbors. Additionally, we aim to build community urban farms where we transform vacant and abandon lots into food oases to feed our neighbors and make fresh food more accessible for all.

OUR GOAL

  • Create an urban farm training center with Cold Storage, Commercial Kitchen, and Packing facility

  • Expand our capability to cover more communities in Southwest Georgia with a farmer’s market on wheels.

  • Become a provider of local produce from local farmers to schools, institution, grocery stores, and restaurants

  • Develop videos and manuals to teach farmers how to diversify their crop selections for new markets and assist with growing their operation.

  • Build a farm-market-café model in low-income and rural communities making it easy to choose tasty, healthy, convenient and truly affordable meals and groceries.

 

Fredando “Farmer Fredo” Jackson
Executive Director

 
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