Heirloom Harvest is a nonprofit organization working to grow the Alabama food economy and use it as a vehicle to combat our state's most pressing socioeconomic challenges.
Alabama is home to a long and rich farming tradition, yet we have also seen our fair share of poor economic conditions and limited outlets for affordable, healthy food options. Heirloom Harvest believes that with a more focused effort on "living locally", we can revitalize some of our most impoverished regions and boost the health of our most impoverished citizens. The nutrient rich and flavorful food that Alabama farmers grow ends up being sold all over the country after being handed over to a regional broker when there are consumers right in our own back yards who need greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Heirloom Harvest is the mechanism that bridges the gap and creates the economies of scale necessary to bring fresh Alabama-grown food to the plates of those who need it most.
Fresh, locally grown food is the best option for our personal health and the health of our local economies. In order to meet the demand, farmers need support to expand, diversify, and thrive. Heirloom Harvest provides support in many ways including planning, warehousing, sales, marketing, distribution, and communication with customers so farmers can focus on what they do best...growing food. By centralizing these tasks and widening distribution, we help to preserve farmland, revitalize local economies, and provide greater access to fresh, healthy food.
Our work to grow Alabama's food economy would not be possible without our dedicated supporters. With every donation to Heirloom Harvest, you're helping to ensure more fresh, locally grown food ends up on the plates of Alabamians.