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Frequently Asked

Questions

Has Fresh Future Farm been able to purchase their land?

Fresh Future Farm remains fully committed to purchasing our land from the City of North Charleston. Thanks to our Kickstarter backers and other generous donors, we also have the necessary monetary resources available in a separate bank account. While we continue to negotiate a way forward for the purchase, our primary focus continues to be meeting the needs of our neighbors in Chicora-Cherokee during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. In the interim, the City of North Charleston continues to lease the property to Fresh Future Farm on a month-to-month basis.

Does FFF accept donated food?

No. The Farm operates a USDA certified grocery store with a mission of giving our customers the freshest, safest product available. To that effect, our team shops to ensure that time and temperature controls are always maintained. FFF does accept gift card donations to Harris Teeter, Sam’s Club, Publix and Bi-Lo.

What is the Farm's response to COVID-19?

Customers can shop from outside of our farm store. Everyone should keep a distance of 6 feet from other patrons and wear a mask. If you don't have one, we will provide you with one. We encourage the use of hand sanitizer and sanitize common areas between customer visits.

How can I partner with the Farm?

For short-term partnerships, you can become a Food Justice Cultivator by hosting 3rd party fundraisers with our written pre-approval, and/or attending one of our online learning opportunities. For long-term partnerships, you must follow these steps: 1) Complete an In Agreement training session with Transformation Yoga SC. 2) Contact the FFF team by email at info@freshfuturefarm.org3) Be in discussion with the Farm team about how best to volunteer your time. Remember, groups of 10 or more can complete and submit our volunteer form to schedule volunteer opportunities.

Can I shop at the Farm?

​​The farm store is open on Wednesdays from 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM to 3 PM. Due to COVID-19, customers must shop from outside of the store with a copy of our catalog (on-site). Check our website or follow social media for updates.

Can I volunteer at the Farm?

FFF will resume regularly scheduled Volunteer Workdays on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays of each month. For the safety of staff and volunteers, we are limiting volunteer opportunities to 25 adults who can volunteer the full two to three hours. All volunteers must wear masks. Children are allowed to attend with adult supervision on specified days. See our volunteer calendar.

When can I take a tour at the Farm?

​Until COVID-19 is no longer a threat we will offer virtual farm tours through our website. Check out our homepage for the teaser! The full tour is coming soon.

How can I donate?

Tax-deductible donations can be made via www.donorbox.org/fffdonate. Donations can also be made via Cash App $freshfuturefarm or Venmo @freshfuture-farm. These donations will not be tax-deductible.

How can my company or social group raise funds for Fresh Future Farm?

Follow the steps listed above for partnering with us. Then contact us at info@freshfuturefarm.org to discuss and confirm the details of your fundraising plan.

What are pronouns, and why are they important?

Pronouns are how you refer to someone if you are not using their name. In the sentence, “The children love their toys”, their is the pronoun. Other common pronouns are she/her and he/him. Pronouns are important because they are used to express identity. When you use people’s correct pronouns, you are showing them respect.

Does Fresh Future Farm deliver or sell produce wholesale?

Because of the small size of our current farm space, we focus our efforts on those who reside in the Chicora/Cherokee neighborhood. We do not ship our produce. We do sell our produce wholesale to local BIPOC (Black, indigenous, people of color) food entrepreneurs. COVID-19 has shifted our grocery services to a safer delivery model for Chicora/Cherokee residents.