Keeping their kids healthy is pretty much goal one for most parents, and having fresh produce plays a major role in a healthy lifestyle. Signing up for a CSA can be an easy way to stay stocked and experience new flavors you might not grab in the local produce section. Recently, we had the chance to catch up with the good folks over at Henry’s Family Farm to learn more about the family behind the business and to hear about the services that they provide the Rocket City.
Meet the Henrys of Henry’s Family Farm
The first thing you need to know about Henry’s Family Farm is that the people who run it are PASSIONATE about fresh, healthy food. One of their main goals in operating the farm is helping to educate the community on healthy eating and lifestyle through organic farming and plant-based eating.
The second thing you need to know about Henry’s Family Farm is that it is a faith-based, woman and veteran owned and operated business. The Henrys are natives of the Island of Jamaica and both came to the USA as children. Kenesha grew up in agriculture planting coffee beans, peppers, and tomatoes on the island. As an adult Toussaint joined the US Navy and began his career as an engineer. After getting married, the couple opened a Jamaican restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. They have 3 beautiful children who are very involved in the Henry’s Family Farm business. The Henrys goal is to share their passion for food and bring their Caribbean flair, uniqueness and great flavors to your kitchen table.
What community problem can you help your customers solve?
Health Deficiency through improving people’s health one family at a time!
We strive to educate the community and strengthen families’ health while combating life-threatening diseases through health reform principles, providing healthy organic produce, and providing plant-based foods to improve diets. Through changing diets, we hope to help with physical, mental and emotional health.
“I discovered Henry’s Family Farm in September of 2020. Until then, I just tried my best to hit our city’s Farmer’s Market on Sundays when I could to buy fresh, local produce. Being plant-based, I eat a TON of veggies. When my first delivery arrived, I was blown away by how much produce I received. The variety of plants was also super impressive! Supporting an honest, local business that cares for our community as well as the health of our planet brings peace to my heart, and I receive a huge box of fresh, organic vegetables at my doorstep to create nutritious dishes. What could be better than that? Their baked goods and Zesty Burgers are my absolute favorite special treats, too!” — Jane Ringbloom, ★★★★★
Do you have any upcoming events, programs, or specials?
Yes, our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)!
Henry’s Family Farm provides a year-round CSA program to Huntsville, Fayetteville, and Madison. The CSA with Henry’s Family Farm is a convenient service to your front door. In addition to being a local resource for healthy eating, we also provide a number of fresh products, hot sauces, & delicious vegan desserts at various farmers markets throughout the city.
Do you have any advice or tips for other small businesses?
“Start Small and scale up as the business demands”.
What to Expect: Each box will contain approximately 20-30 produce items and feed up to 4 people. Items that may be be in your box throughout the year are Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Cauliflower, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Kale, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Onions, Okra, Peas, Peppers, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, and Heirloom Tomatoes, Zucchini, Sweet Potatoes, Melons, Winter Squash, AND MORE! Farm Fresh Eggs available as add on option for CSA members.
- Sunday – MidCity Farmers Market (Map)
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
- Thursdays – Green Street Market (Map)
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Fridays – Oakwood Farmers Market (Map)
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
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Lauren Lee is a longtime dog mom transitioning to life as a rookie human mom. She is married to her college sweetheart, Josh, and they welcomed their son, Oliver, to the world in June. Lauren is a Jacksonville State University alumni and has been a published writer since she was sixteen. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, writing, knitting and hiking with her two dogs.