Clara White Mission has launched its newest outreach program; “White Harvest Farms” in November 2012. White Harvest Farms is an eleven-acre urban farm located in the Moncrief neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida. This property was the original home of the organization’s founder; Clara White. White Harvest was developed from the vision to support a community that has been deemed a “food desert” by the USDA. A “food desert” is defined as a community with little to no access to freshly grown produce.
In addition to the on-site farmer’s market currently being developed; Clara White Mission has plans to establish an educational facility and a new ‘Clara and Eartha White Museum’ on the site. These facilities will provide education, agriculture training and job creation for low-income, homeless adults in the community.
Last fall White Harvest Farms’ inaugural crop was collard greens. The current harvest is producing a wider variety of produce; such as sweet corn, onions, tomatoes, sugar cane, squash and watermelons. These items are available for purchase on the weekends at White Harvest Farms; 4850 Moncrief Road, Jacksonville, FL or every Friday; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Clara’s at the Cathedral Training Café; at St. John’s Cathedral, 256 East Church Street, Jacksonville, FL.
Clara White Mission has plans to apply the model of White Harvest Farms to other areas of Jacksonville in need of healthy food options. The Mission is currently seeking opportunities to expand to increase the positive impact of the farm.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to sample any of the culinary delights from “Clara’s At the Cathedral”, take a moment to view the Slide Show above and see what $10.00 will get for you (all-you-can-eat lunch, atmosphere and entertainment), as you help others to help themselves.
Clara White Mission
613 West Ashley St.
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
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