M. Ostoits

Future Fresh Farm

By M. Ostoits

Future Fresh Farm

Food deserts are all too common in America’s urban communities. Its name comes from the distance of grocery stores from fresh food, for people living in an urban environment, primarily in black communities.

Germaine Jenkins has not only solved the food desert problem in one North Charleston community, but also became a pillar of hope to end food deserts around the country. She began Fresh Future Farm in late 2014, and it has since grown into a blooming garden of fresh produce for the community.