- Arts & Culture
- Veterans & Military Families
Location22290 SW 266TH ST12690 SW 280 STHOMESTEAD, FL 33031 United States
Redland Ahead, DBA Redland Community Farm & Market's mission statement is "Where hope is grown from the ground up." We are a non-profit that assists veterans, homeless and the underserved in the community with education, training and job opportunities in both our 22 acre USDA certified organic farm, market/event space and other local agri-business operations. Mentoring and guiding the individuals that are interested in farming, sales, pop-up markets and other aspects of initiating micro-enterprises is our aim. We are a Veteran owned and operated company.
Redland Ahead was formed in 2014 by Army veteran John Mills to assist veterans and the underserved in our south Florida community to become involved in farming or other agri-business opportunities. After taking over management of the former Verde Community Farm & Market, the addition of helping the homeless was added. The goal is to help provide new opportunities for education, training and employment whether it be at the farm, other local farms (row crop, tree crop, nursery or animal husbandry) in sales at the market or providing the tools for individuals to start their own micro-enterprises. We partner with FIU and their AgroEcology Department that is a USDA funded program that offers individuals the chance to apprentice at local farms in the fields of their choice.
We have won "It Takes A Village Award" and Community Farm of Recognition for our work with the homeless population and veterans with Edible South Florida Magazine.