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We grow healthy food to build strong communities.
We grow healthy food to build strong communities.
511 backers pledged $72,500 to help bring this project to life.
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    FFF Bumper Sticker

    You will receive our first FFF bumper sticker design.

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    Sunday Breakfast with Will & Erika Allen

    Born to SC sharecroppers, Will was raised on a small farm in Maryland. He later left corporate life to start Growing Power, in an abandoned plant nursery in Milwaukee, WI. Allen was awarded major grants from the Ford Foundation the MacArthur Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation. He co-wrote The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities, and was nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award in the category of biography/autobiography.

    Erika is the CEO, Operations for Urban Growers Collective. She received a BFA from The Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in art psychotherapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Erika integrates creative and therapeutic techniques with food security and community development. She is passionate about social justice and working with multicultural groups in the elimination of racism and oppression.

    This reward will include a farm inspired meal and conversation around the future of food access on Sunday, August 4th, 2019.

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    Naming Rights for Pavilion & Farm Store

    The farm store is FFF's largest outreach effort and the pavilion with create the open air community center that allows the Farm to collaborate with community partners to increase programming and services.

    Six individuals and/or companies will build a food activism legacy by having their name permanently featured in the farm store or pavilion as a $5000 investors. Naming rights also provides investor publicity through earned media, media partnerships, social influencers, emails and live-streamed ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

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    FFF T-shirt or Tote

    You will receive a limited edition T-shirts (in the size of the choice) or tote bag.

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    Name Added to Community History Mural

    As customers enter the farm store, your name will be added to a 50' x 12' mural depicting 500 years of history in the Chicora/Cherokee neighborhood.

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    Signed Copies of "Farming While Black"

    A copy of "Farming While Black" signed by Soul Fire Farm author Leah Penniman, James Beard Leadership Award winner and keynote speaker at the first SC Black Farmers Conference hosted by Fresh Future Farm.

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    Tour & Tasting at FFF w/ Deljuan Murphy

    Chef Deljuan Murphy, owner of DELicious Carolina, star of Cooking with Steez and a contestant on Food Network's Chopped will join Germaine Jenkins on a guided tour of the farm while you sample farm fresh drinks and dishes. Twenty investors will get to assist Del as he identifies, harvests and prepares dishes in real time.

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    Private Dinner with Chef BJ Dennis

    SC Native Benjamin “BJ” Dennis is a private chef whose culinary work reflects his Gullah Geechee heritage and his love for the African Diaspora. His techniques reflect West African ancestry, four years of study in St. Thomas, and lessons of his grandparents.

    Chef BJ earned an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Culinary Arts from the Trident Tech's Culinary Institute. His passion for Gullah cuisine, foodways and culture have taken him around the country and the world. In addition to his list of extraordinary accomplishments, BJ was FFF's first ambassador. He has hauled wood chips, picked weeds, planted, purchased and promoted the Farm's vision from the very beginning.

    This reward is extra special as his culinary schedule is normally booked solid. BJ will prepare a seasonal Gullah inspired meal with FFF produce and local ingredients from the surrounding agricultural community and share the importance of preserving foodways and the Farm's place in that history.

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    Naming Rights for Incubator Kitchen

    The incubator kitchen completes the closed loop that makes the farm sustainable and the most benefit to the community. Along with eliminating food waste and creating value-added products for the farm store. Fresh Future Farm will also provide healthy meals and snacks to children and families. Finally, the kitchen supports micro-entrepreneurial opportunities by renting to food entrepreneurs in the community.

    Six individuals or companies will build a food activism legacy and have their names added to a plaque in the incubator kitchen. Naming rights also features investor publicity through earned media, media partnerships, social influencers, emails and a live-streamed tour as part of the February private dinner event with Chef BJ Dennis who advised the Farm on the kitchen's design.

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Funding period

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