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December 20, 2018

Mobile market helps elderly, low-income families in Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - People in one West Albany neighborhood said they are struggling to receive fresh food, but thanks to a mobile fresh market, farm fresh produce is available right outside their doorsteps.

Flint River Fresh partnered with the Albany Housing Authority to give a solution to food deserts in the area.

On Thursday, the mobile farmers market was in West Albany where there is limited access to fresh food.

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December 20, 2018

Flint River Fresh providing mobile farmer's markets across community

Albany, GA (WFXL) - On Thursday, Flint River Fresh hosted a mobile farmer's market for people who live near Holman Homes on West Gordon Avenue.

Executive Director Fredando Jackson says this is the fifth neighborhood he's been to this week, providing fresh produce for people in the community.

Jackson says his goal is to focus on areas that have a high population of seniors and people with disabilities so that everyone, no matter how far away they are from a grocery store, has fresh produce they can take advantage of.

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December 20, 2018

Flint River Fresh brings produce to Albany food desert neighborhood

Albany, GA (Albany Herald) - For Fredando Jackson, also known as “Farmer Fredo,” getting fresh produce to Albany’s food deserts is a task that comes one sweet potato at a time.

Jackson, the executive director of Flint River Fresh, has partnered with the Albany Housing Authority to bring mobile farmers’ markets to these food deserts as a way to provide accessible produce and promote healthy eating.

He targeted on Thursday the W.C. Holman Homes neighborhood, which was impacted by the closing of the Harveys Supermarket on West Gordon Avenue after Hurricane Michael — a closure that took away access to fresh produce from a community.

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December 16, 2018

Flint River Fresh mission needs community buy-in

Albany, GA (Albany Herald) - Fredando Jackson recognizes that the Albany area has a need for increased access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Some neighborhoods do not have grocery stores available within a 5-mile radius, resulting in “food deserts” in those areas.

Health problems associated with poor nutrition are also often connected to limited healthy food access. Enter Flint River Fresh.

From its master gardener classes to school gardens to community events, the organization is looking to increase its influence in the community.

“It is for our farmers, for our future and for our community,” Jackson said.

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December 3, 2018

Flint River Fresh educating, growing farm fresh produce

Albany, GA (WFXL) - A local non-profit, Flint River Fresh, is trying to help people who may not have access to healthy foods.

Executive Director of Flint River Fresh Fredando Jackson spoke to Dougherty County commissioners on Monday about his future plans and current successes.

He says his goal is to promote healthy eating and eating locally grown food.

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October 2017

"What we’re doing with this program is teaching children about nutrition, making the connection to what they eat in the lunchroom and where it really comes from, and hopefully inspiring a young person to really take up the mantle of agriculture and growing their foods."

Fredando "Farmer Fredo" Jackson / Read Full Article

September 2017

"The Spirit Says Go Out and Feed My People, so I started out on that journey."

Fredando "Farmer Fredo" Jackson / Read Full Article

Septemer 2017

"There is still time to learn how to grow your own groceries."

Fredando "Farmer Fredo" Jackson  / Read Full Article