Most people in Albany know the name “Farmer Fredo” and the first thought that comes to mind will be one of two things: the best looking produce available locally, or Fredando Jackson’s sincere and bright smile.
Farmer Fredo is the executive director, heart and soul behind Flint River Fresh, a nonprofit organization that established in 2017 out of the passion to connect local farmers with more mouths. A huge part of the equation includes assisting Dougherty County School’s Department of Nutrition and its Partners of Excellence in building, planting, and harvesting from their raised bed teaching gardens. He also works with the Small Farmer Distribution Network to bring small-scale limited resource and historically disadvantaged farmers together with local schools in order to provide healthy meals for students, and to give farmers a viable market for their products. (learn more at FlintRiverFresh.com )
When we heard about what Flint River Fresh was doing for our community, we wanted to find ways to work with Fredando to get even more of our community members eating locally and seasonally. His “Pop-Up Market Stand” brings the best of the South’s seasonal produce to Pretoria Fields on weekends. Follow Fredando on Facebook and instagram at @FlintRiverFresh to find out which days he’ll be in our tasting room, and bring your reusable shopping bags to stock up on fresh produce while you sip a beer!