The Freshest Possible Food, Right in the middle of Charlotte
Why farm indoors?
Our food system focuses on large-scale volume over quality. The health of our families and the environment suffer as a result. As the population grows, more food will need to be produced in the next four decades than has been in the past 10,000 years. Yet resources like water are increasingly limited. There hasn’t been a practical path to provide fresh food at the volume and quality that people are looking for — until now.
The QCF facility will be located in Uptown Charlotte, at Camp North End. Camp North End is a massive redevelopment project in Charlotte’s North End district. If you haven’t paid a visit to Camp North End yet, we’re here to let you know it’s about time. The adaptive reuse site has a commanding presence near Center City, with 75 acres and 1.3 million square feet of space. It is just north of Fourth Ward, near AvidXchange Music Factory and about three miles from NoDa.
A food desert is an area of a city where access to fresh food is extremely low. Charlotte has some of the most severely underserved food desert communities in North Carolina. To combat this adversity, Queen City Farms seeks to nourish our neighbors at the most fundamental level with healthy food options and a strong support network.
To do this, we supply both local businesses and consumers alike. Our facility will have a storefront area for customer to pick what they like. We will also run a CSA subscription program all year round. All members get a portion of each harvest.
With our new facility, Queen City Farms seeks to improve the mental and physical health of the local community. Because giving people access to healthier food allows them to make healthier choices. Not only in food, but in getting education, finding better jobs and becoming productive members of their communities.
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