The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Young Farmer Market provides a venue for teenage apprentices in the Young Farmer Training Program to plan, organize and manage sales of crops they have grown on the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle farms.
The Young Farmer Training Program is a multi-year farming apprenticeship from Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Three days per week, we host teenage apprentices on our Tryon Rd farm. These teenagers have been learning how to seed, transplant, plan and harvest sustainable produce. They also host conversations about food justice, eating healthy, ending food insecurity, and the greater picture of our food system.
Apprentices learn how to design and implement profitable crop plans, including advertisement, marketing and sales. This market will be the ideal teaching classroom as each apprentice practices customer service, leadership, business and communication skills. The profit generated from market sales will go to the apprentices, meaning the more they can sell, the more they can earn. Apprentices also host farm tours, workshops, and fun events each Saturday during market hours.
The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has been increasing access to healthy, fresh produce for low-income community members for more than 22 years. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a non-traditional Food Bank of Feeding America and an United Way Agency of Excellence.
Help us grow the next generation of engaged food-conscious citizens! We grow food, we grow minds, and we grow community
Corner of Tryon Rd & Dover Farm Rd in Raleigh, NC.
Open every Saturday from 9am-1pm!
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