Growing the Quality of Life our Neighbors Deserve
Our farm is located in the heart of the Chicora/Cherokee neighborhood, one of 11 communities experiencing food apartheid in the city of North Charleston. Disinvestment has created undeserved spaces that lack traditional grocery stores, quality jobs, and affordable housing. Additionally, the southern end of the city is overrun with hazardous industrial zones and suffers from the highest eviction rate in the US.
We prioritize our neighbors in all aspects of our work. We purposely create a welcoming, safe, inspiring space filled with shiny groceries, friendly faces, and art that celebrates the history of the space we steward. Our neighbors get first access to the Farm's produce, eggs, and value-added products. Our sliding scale grocery store model allows each resident to define what affordable groceries mean to them. We hire from the community and pay our employees liveable wages.
Exposing the challenges people have as a means to garner support is exploitative. You will not see our neighbor's faces used during our fundraising campaigns unless we are celebrating how they enrich our work.
Building a National Model to Grow our Impact
We are evolving our current farm into a closed-loop community anchor to ensure land and business optimization, increased educational opportunities and business longevity.
We are now accepting gifts in order to increase our impact and expand our network.