Feed Asheville Farm is committed to free distribution of vegetables, herbs, and flowers to community partners, and has donated thousands of pounds of produce to SCF since 2020. Founded and led by our assistant farm manager, Kate Wheeler, Feed Asheville Farm has been a invaluable partner to us by sharing resources and supplementing our own offerings to the community in order to provide a greater diversity of healthy, fresh foods.
Shiloh Community Garden is another urban community food space in Asheville, based in the historically Black Shiloh neighborhood. We are united in our goal of supporting Black food sovereignty, and we often share resources, tools, and knowledge.
Southside Kitchen was born out of the COVID 19 crisis in 2020. The kitchen which used to function under Green Opportunities became a hub for meals distributed out into the community. Chefs who graduated from GO’s kitchen ready program came back together to make daily meals then delivered into the community free of charge. Southside Community Farm has worked with Southside Kitchen to get veggies to public housing residents and others, and the Southside Kitchen has donated prepared foods to SCF’s free fridge program.
Word on the Street/La Voz de les Jóvenes is an afterschool program that centers the leadership and creativity of black and brown youth, ages 13-19. Through arts-based programming, participants develop healthy relationships with peers and mentors, while working to make a difference in their community using their voices, talents and imaginations. The Squad (teen participants) have collaborated on many community projects in and around the garden, such as by creating videos of the Southside Community Farm.
ASAP Connections helps local farms thrive, links farmers to markets and supporters, and builds healthy communities through connections to local food. ASAP supports Southside Community Farm’s BIPOC Farmers Market and provides the market with access to Double SNAP for fresh fruits and vegetables, allowing EBT customers better access to fresh, local produce.
Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund provides month-long paid apprenticeships for young adults to live on sustainable farms — to work, learn, and be inspired to create change in their communities. ASLF supports a summer apprenticeship at Southside Community Farm, where local people of color can learn about urban farming and food distribution.
Asheville GreenWorks is a non-profit organization working to enhance the environment and quality of life for all residents of Asheville and Buncombe County through community-based, volunteer-led environmental conservation projects and education programs. Asheville GreenWorks planted the Southside Community Orchard which SCF now cares for.
Fiscal Sponsorship Allies acts as Southside Community Farm’s non-profit fiscal sponsor. This allows SCF to apply for grants and accept donations using non-profit status, while allowing our small project to do the work that really matters–growing food and building community connections.