Future Fresh Farms | Charleston, SC
Since 2014, Fresh Future Farm has transformed a vacant city lot into a working urban farm and with an onsite grocery store opening in 2016. The FFF team had sold or distributed over 12 tons of basic and specialty groceries, including at least 3 tons of chemical-free produce grown onsite. In addition to those efforts, Germaine has hosted over 200 North Charleston students for STEAM (STEM + Art) farm camps, trained over 100 adults in organic gardening practices. Most importantly, FFF has kept $300,000 in the community as compensation to under-employed North Charleston residents who were hired and then trained to manage the operation. Chicora-Cherokee is one of 11 food deserts in North Charleston and one of 34 in Charleston County.