Growing the quality of life our neighbors deserve.
In 2013, the State of South Carolina commissioned a study (Making Small Farms into Big Business) that showed residents spent $11 billion on food but only $1 billion of that food was produced in the Palmetto State. Fresh Future Farm (FFF) is Germaine Jenkins’ response to the challenges and opportunities identified in that report.
FFF is a Black-led nonprofit that disrupts food apartheid (access without control) while building community. Staffed by residents, the Farm is radical in its response to expressed and felt needs. We apply a multi-pronged strategy to address health, wealth and quality of life issues where marginalized people share power with us. We operate a natural farm and sliding scale USDA grocery store in a residential neighborhood. We offer natural gardening classes, youth tours, STEAM-based farm camps and cultural events steeped in justice, ethnobotany and culinary arts. Our John Egerton Prize-winning farm fortifies grassroots leadership, land justice, Black farmers and food entrepreneurship for equitable and regenerative food systems that feed livable communities.