FarmerJawn follows regenerative farming practices that concentrate on soil health and increasing access to organic food to marginalized communities. The city of Philadelphia is plagued with food-insecure families that work 40+ hours per week and still don't have access to chemical-free food options. One because they don't understand the importance of it, and two because the access just isn't there.
Food Deserts are defined as residential communities that are outside of a 1-mile walking distance to a grocery store where fresh food options are sold. The bodegas where processed and unhealthy prepared foods are sold flourish in low-income communities.
Really, all communities should have access to farm-fresh organic foods regardless of socioeconomic status. Education is lacking across all demographic groups as to the importance of effecting change on food politics/justice. FarmerJawn aims to create change and bring awareness to the matters of food waste and food insecurity and the symbiotic relationship between the two.
Our goal to grow all year long providing for the community has been met with the difficulty of the cold climate. We knew this was coming and anticipated being able to simply turn the heat on, that is not the case. Although our goal is to one day own the greenhouses, we currently do not so we lack control where big repairs are concerned due to lack of funds.
We want to stay in this space and we need your help to make it to the Spring when we can reset and begin to grow again. We appreciate any and all your assistance. We know together, we can get through this rough patch for the betterment of us all. Thank You!