The community breaks ground Thursday at the Clara White Mission’s White Harvest Farms, where they will develop space for a farmer’s market, training center and hub.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Workers at a Jacksonville farm are striving to create better lives for their neighbors, starting from the ground up.
Access to food, especially healthy food, can impact so many other parts of our lives. Parts of Moncrief are considered food deserts where there are not healthy food options nearby.
On Thursday the community breaks ground at the Clara White Mission’s White Harvest Farms, where they will develop space for a farmer’s market, training center and community hub. It’s expected to impact lives far beyond the plate.
“We want to encourage a local food economy,” said Farm Manager Mallory Schott.
Entrepreneurs are encouraged to use the space to sell their produce at the site off Moncrief Road.
“There’s not a grocery store