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FAB Team Visits White Harvest Farms

FAB Team Visits White Harvest Farms

JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 5, 2021) - Last week, the Fresh Access Bucks Team spent a warm Tuesday morning volunteering on White Harvest Farms' 10.5 acre urban farm and training center located in the historic Moncrief Springs neighborhood of Jacksonville. The team joined Farm Manager Mallory Schott, Farmer Sarah Salvatore and other volunteers prepare and plant a rows of hybrid tomato plants and green onions. Soil Biologist, Allen Skinner also gave the team a tour of the compost operation at the farm, which is pivotal in restoring the farm’s soil fertility and providing the most high-quality, nutrient-dense produce to the community. Skinner compared the ecosystem of the soil to that of the African savanna, where diversity is needed in order to maintain life. WHF, an initiative of the Clara White Mission, has adopted no-till regenerative agriculture and a commitment to organic farming . Their vision is to feed people, heal the land and empower the community. The farm offers fresh produce at the farmer’s markets every Saturday 10-2, from October- June and accepts SNAP/EBT, Fresh Access Bucks, WIC Vouchers, cash and credit cards for accessible purchases. Produce from the farm is also donated to the Clara White Mission to support their feeding program to the homeless. Feeding Florida’s Fresh Access Bucks partners with White Harvest Farm and Florida farmers across the state to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to SNAP shoppers through a USDA nutrition incentive. Find out more about White Harvest Farm, including farm updates and volunteer opportunities, at: https://clarawhitemission.org/what-we-do/white-harvest-farms/ or visit www.freshaccessbucks.com to find a FAB outlet near you.

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