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We've Been Given a Lift

Posted 8/15/2016 8:33pm by Erin Caudell.


You may have seen reality tv stars Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge on Planet Green’s The Fabulous Beekman Boys or on The Amazing Race. These gentlemen farmers moved to upstate New York  from New York City to raise animals and make cheese at a more than 200 year old farmhouse, and launched a lifestyle brand with products you can find at Target.

The profits from those products, Beekman 1802 Farm Pantry, are the source of the Mortgage Lifter Project.  There are two awards: a $2000 reader’s choice award and a $20,000 award selected by Beekman’s panel of judges.  This year Flint Ingredient Company won the judges award.

The Mortgage Lifter will help us bring electricity to our farm and a cooler which will help us to provide more quality produce to the Flint Community. It will also help us on our new project,  Flint Fresh Mobile Market. Which will bring fruit and vegetables to neighborhoods in Flint with little access to healthy food.  Flint Fresh is a partnership with The Local Grocer, YMCA, Flint Farmers Market, Neighborhood Engagement Hub, and Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

The produce from our farm, Flint Ingredient Company, is available through our CSA program and at The Local Grocer in the Flint Farmer’s Market and at our Martin Luther King Avenue location.  

We are grateful for all of our customers, voters, and Beekman 1802 for all of the love that enables us grow and provide clean, healthy food to help make this world a better place.